Sitting in the iconic Sydney Opera House watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra accompanying was always going to be an event to remember. For a moment as I close my eyes it’s as if I am Holly Golightly, strolling the streets of New York, coffee in one hand, pastry in the other. It’s easy to imagine such things as the orchestra sounds the first few notes to Henry Mancini’s legendary score, ‘Moon River’ perfectly in time to the film.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of NYC, Holly finds peace strolling Tiffany’s Jewellery store. She meets Paul, a struggling writer who happens to move into her apartment block where their friendship blossoms in true 1960’s romantic style.
If watching this film in the Opera House doesn’t sound wonderful enough, viewing it with a live orchestra conducted by Marc Taddei eludes pure magic. The movie won two Academy Awards for music, so it’s no surprise that this was a must-see.
Keep an eye out for future films in concert at the Sydney Opera House. I know I’ll be eagerly awaiting the next one!
When she’s not globetrotting, Caitlin Martin loves to scope out Sydney’s hidden gems, with a camera and coffee in hand. Follow her adventures @caitlineliseeee.
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney
More information can be found at www.sydneysymphony.com