La Traviata's opening night

With its fireworks, floating stage and a giant chandelier, La Traviata by Sydney Harbour is a spectacular production. At a cost of $11.5 million, there is no shortage of bells and whistles in the production that opened to 3000 people last night. All pictures by Dallas Kilponen, Adam Hollingworth, Marco Del Grande and Danielle Smith. Selected images available from www.fairfaxsyndication.com. Follow us at http://twitter.com/photosSMH.