“The Phantom of the Opera is there, inside my mind…”

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s acclaimed musical ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ is making its highly anticipated premiere at the Sydney Opera House.

25 years after its debut in London’s West End, the show has become one of the most successful musicals of all time, with the 2021 Australian production premiering in September at the divine Joan Sutherland Theatre.

The Phantom will be played by Josh Piterman, an established musical theatre performer and classical crossover artist who has been working consistently on Australian and UK stages over the past 15 years.

“Words cannot describe how I feel about being cast in this Sydney Opera House season of The Phantom of the Opera,” he explains.

“The role of The Phantom has truly been a lifelong dream of mine.”


The Phantom of the Opera centres around the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with a young soprano and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her marvellous talents.

Tickets are available from April. Join the waitlist here.

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