Aussie cast of South Pacific is filmed for DVD

South Pacific. Image by Kurt Sneddon
Eddie Perfect, John Xintavelonis and Rowan Witt. Image by Kurt Sneddon

Opera Australia’s acclaimed production of South Pacific, starring Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Lisa McCune is set to be filmed for DVD release.

Cameras were assembled in the Opera Theatre this afternoon to immortalise a live performance of the production. Alex Budd, General Manager of Opera Enterprises announced to the matinee crowd that “We are making history here today”.

“This production has been seen on Broadway, it’s been seen on the West End in London and today is the very first time that the Rodgers and Hammerstein organisation, supported by Oscar Hammerstein’s grandson… have allowed this production to be filmed for DVD release”, he announced in his pre-show speech at the Sydney Opera House.

“We at Opera Australia, and the cast behind me, are deeply humbled by this honour. Thank you for being here on this special day and helping us make history.

No details about when the recording will be available have been released at this stage.

South Pacific opens in Melbourne at the Princess Theatre on 15 September, with previews from 13 September. 

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Erin James is's Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

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