La Traviatta Sydney

A couple of weeks ago a few friends and I took a break from our usual routines in Perth to go to the opera – a grand outdoor production of Verdi‘s La Traviatta, overlooking the Sydney Opera House and Bridge. It was breathtakingly beautiful, to say the least and I absolutely loved it. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos during the production, but we visited the venue (near Mrs Macquarie’s Chair) during the day and here are some shots showing preparations for the evening.

La Traviatta

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House in the distance, just before sunset

Preparations for the evening production

The famous chandelier - weighs 3.5 tonnes and covered by more than 11,000 crystals, 10,000 of them supplied by Swarowski Elements

Until next time,
Happy Stitching 😉
Pokua

Sydney Opera House, taken at dusk from Botanic...

Sydney Opera House, taken at dusk from Botanic Gardens, with Sydney Harbour Bridge visible behind. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Certified X-stitch addict and lover of tea, fabrics and beads. I work in the vocational education and training sector and in my spare time potter around in the garden growing roses. I'm mum to two adult children of whom I'm very proud.

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