Sarah Brightman to Star in Sunset Boulevard
The musical will premiere in Melbourne at the Princess Theatre in May 2024 and move to the Sydney Opera House in August.
Musical theatre and international recording superstar Sarah Brightman leads a lavish new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece musical.
Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Having been discarded by Hollywood with the advent of “talkies”, legendary silent movie star Norma Desmond is tortured by her longing for a return to the big screen. When she meets struggling Hollywood screenwriter Joe Gillis in a dramatic chance encounter, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.
Norma Desmond is one of musical theatre’s greatest roles and it requires a true legend to fill her shoes. Sarah Brightman is the iconic artist who inspired Andrew Lloyd Webber to write The Phantom of the Opera, originating the role of Christine on the West End and Broadway. Since then, she has become the world’s best-selling soprano, topping the charts across the world.
This historic theatre event marks her first theatrical role in almost three decades.
This brand-new production features stunning sets and costumes, evoking the glamorous Golden Age of Hollywood. The thrillingly atmospheric score features the hits ‘With One Look’, ‘The Perfect Year’, and the anthemic ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’.
Sunset Boulevard is the musical theatre event of the year. Don’t miss this strictly limited season at the Sydney Opera House from August 2024.