Starring Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Emile de Becque and Lisa McCune as Nellie Forbush, with Kate Ceberano and Eddie Perfect as Bloody Mary and Luther Billis.
Written in 1949, South Pacific is considered one of the finest musicals ever written. With a cast of 40 and an orchestra twice the size of most musicals, the score includes the ever popular Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair and There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.
“South Pacific is full of romantic and uplifting show-stoppers, but it also confronts the issues of mixed-race marriage, prejudice and tolerance,” says Opera Australia artistic director Lyndon Terracini.
Previews commence from 8 August, with the opening night on Saturday, 11 August 2012.
The production moves to Melbourne’s Princess Theatre from 13 September 2012.
Sandra T. TOP PHOTO: John Pond ©