Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
13th September 2018 to 18th September 2018
After sell-out productions including South Pacific, The King and I and most recently the 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady, Opera Australia once again re-create one of the greatest works of musical theatre: the original West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, directed by Hal Prince and starring Tina Arena. Legendary Broadway director Hal Prince has won 21 Tony Awards, more than any person in history. Hal Prince will be joined by fellow original creative team members including choreographer Larry Fuller and designer Timothy O’Brien, who returns to Opera Australia 40 years after designing Elijah Moshinsky’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for us in 1978. Featuring some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best-loved songs including ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’, ‘On This Night of a Thousand Stars’, ‘You Must Love Me’, and ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, Evita charts the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’.