ALIA Tour to La Traviata, Sydney

Posted on Monday, April 2nd, 2012

This huge Opera Australia production of La Traviata features spectacular sets, beautiful costumes, dazzling lighting, fireworks and a 9-metre chandelier sparkling with Swarovski Elements crystals suspended above a purpose-built, shimmering stage on the waters of Sydney Harbour with spectacular views over the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Along with the beautiful 10,000 Swarovski Elements crystals the La Traviata Chandelier contains 1,025 crystal shapes, 23,104 facets, 24 moving lights and 3,000 LED lights.

The spectacular set design is complemented by a sophisticated lighting design by John Rayment which creates the atmosphere of changing scenes through colour, dazzling light displays and fireworks. The rig includes Vari*lite VL3500 washes and spots, VLX, Martin MACIII Performances, 2000 Wash XB, and GLP Impression RZ all controlled by a MA2 console. Site lighting includes a variety of ETC S4 (gobos), Shakespeares (gobos), Palcos (tree bash), incandescent balloons, ChromaStrips, and LED budlights. Lighting is supplied by Chameleon Touring Systems.

Associate lighting designer Nicholas Rayment and Opera Australia’s Head of Lighting Colin Alexander have kindly agreed to conduct a tour of this amazing lighting set up on Wednesday April 4th.

Where: Outside The Box Office, Mrs Macquarie’s Point, The Royal Botanic Garden
When: Wednesday April 4th
Time: 4pm

If you would like to attend this tour then email your name and mobile number to Please state whether or not you are an ALIA member.  Note that tours cost $20 for non-members. Please ensure that you have read the ALIA Tour Protocol.