Opening Night
CYRIL TESTE | FRANCE
AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE
21–26 JANUARY Sydney Opera House $49–109 + BF 80 MINS
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EVENT INFO
VENUE
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  • Tue 21 Jan at 8.00pm
    Wed 22 Jan at 2.00pm
    Wed 22 Jan at 8.00pm
    Thu 23 Jan at 8.00pm
    Fri 24 Jan at 8.00pm
    Sat 25 Jan at 2.00pm
    Sat 25 Jan at 8.00pm
    Sun 26 Jan at 5.00pm

TICKETS & PRICING
  • Premium Full Price – $99–$109
    A Reserve Full Price – $89–$99
    A Reserve Concession – $80–$89
    A Reserve Under 30's (Tue–Thu) – $49
    Restricted View Full Price – $49
    + booking fee
Opening Night
CYRIL TESTE | FRANCE
AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

French screen superstar Isabelle Adjani stars alongside Cyril Teste and Morgan-Lloyd Sicard in Teste’s radical staging of the filmmaking maverick John Cassavetes’ cult movie classic.

Released in 1977, Cassavetes’ Opening Night is now regarded as one of his most important films. French auteur Teste’s adaptation grants new life to this intense depiction of an actress in crisis.

Her love affair with a co-star has ended, an ardent young fan has died, and now, during an out-of-town season for a Broadway show, she finds she can no longer bear to live a life devoted to emotion, and directed by others. Opening Night is her response: a takeover, a transformation, a rebellion.

Just as Cassavetes’ film erased the line between art and life, so Teste, a pioneer in the genre of performance filmique, blurs the distinction between theatre and film, the rehearsed and the improvised.

Every performance is unique, and every night Adjani takes new paths into the territory between fiction and reality – a landscape haunted by the ghosts of some of her best-known screen roles, and of Cassavetes’ intense relationship with his own Opening Night leading lady, Gina Rowlands.

In French with English surtitles


"A flood of hypnotic flash scenes… A show in permanent revolution. Isabelle Adjani virtuosically alternates silences, tears and moods to play drunkenness in a desperate tribal dance" – lesechoes.fr

"A magnificent tribute to the profession of actress" – Le Monde

Accessibility
Important Info

Warning - This performance contains the use of perfumed haze

Recommended for ages 12+

The audience will be filmed during the performance. 

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21–26 JANUARY
$49–109 + BF
80 MINS
"[An] elegant, streamlined stage remix... Adjani's performance is wonderfully loose and tantalizing"
The New York Times
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