These Stunning Pictures Will Shatter Your Perception Of Opera

Think opera is dull? Wait to see you see the sun rise out of Sydney Harbour.

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The enormous 12m high inflatable sun is a prop in Madama Butterfly, an outdoor opera performed on a temporary stage built on Australia's most famous waterway.

Featuring a 1276 square metre stage, Japanese bamboo forest, two working cars, two cranes, a live orchestra and fireworks during every performance, Madama Butterfly is set to dazzle.

Opera under the stars overlooking the famous Sydney Opera House. Amazing right?!

Opera Australia

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Madama Butterfly plays March 21 to April 12, 2014. Tickets $79 - $350 from opera.org.au

Watch a sneak preview here.

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