Opera Australia recently announced Cameron Mackintosh’s critically acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Miss Saigon will premiere at the Sydney Opera House in August 2023.
Winner of 70 major theatre awards including two Olivier Awards, three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards, Miss Saigon has been described as one of the greatest musicals of all time.
From the creators of Les Misérables, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, Miss Saigon has been seen by 38 million people and performed in 15 different languages, in over 32 countries and 350 cities.
Casting for the 42 roles in the new Australian production is already well underway, with a full cast announcement anticipated to be made in April.
Opera Australia CEO Fiona Allan said Miss Saigon is regarded as one of the most critically acclaimed and popular musicals of all time, with an incredible catalogue of music, enjoyed by millions around the world.
“This year Opera Australia will be producing both Miss Saigon and the 1904 opera which inspired the musical’s creation, Madama Butterfly. We believe this to be the first time any one company in the world has produced both these seminal pieces of 20th-century performance in the same year so that audiences can appreciate both their similarities and differences.
“Both are haunting stories with brilliant musical scores, set in very different periods in time. Miss Saigon is a powerful and moving story, which like Madama Butterfly, looks at the complex nature of love, whilst set against the destruction and violence of war, and examining the aftermath it leaves. What I find particularly exciting is to see this story now told by an Australian cast – which will really showcase the depth of Asian-Australian talent we have in this country.
“OA is thrilled to again be partnering with Cameron Mackintosh following our incredibly successful collaboration on his production of The Phantom of The Opera which broke box office records at the Sydney Opera House, and we look forward to working with Cameron and his team on future projects,” said Ms Allan.
Tickets go on sale Monday 20 March. To receive the most up-to-date information about the production and priority booking, sign up for the waitlist: www.miss-saigon.com.au