Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2554SYDLBO
Spend an afternoon or evening at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House for an amazing performance by Opera Australia. This 2015 and 2016 season includes legendary operas by Mozart, Puccini and Verdi, as well as one Broadway musical by Cole Porter. Before or after the performance, enjoy drinks at the Opera House bar, where you can admire stunning views of Sydney Harbour (drinks at own expense).

Highlights

  • Choice of seating available
  • All entrance fees included
The 2015 and 2016 opera season promises to exceed all expectations as new stars join favorites from previous seasons to transport audiences to another world. Whether you’re an opera aficionado or just looking to add something special to your Sydney vacation, a performance at the Sydney Opera House — a UNESCO World Heritage site — isn't any old night at the opera!

Performances take place in the Opera Theatre. With seating for 1,547 people, the theater is the Sydney Opera House’s second-largest venue. All operas are performed in their original languages (mostly Italian); English subtitles are projected onto a screen above the stage.

Bars inside the Sydney Opera House open one hour prior to performance time — arrive early to enjoy a pre-theater drink (own expense) and admire the unbeatable views of Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge.

See the Itinerary section below for details about the operas scheduled for the 2015 and 2016 season.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:

Sydney Opera House

Departure Time:
Evening performances commence between 7pm and 7:30pm
Matinee performances commence between 1pm and 2pm
Duration:
Varies
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Premium Reserve: Evening
Code: PRES

Best seats available towards the center of the auditorium for an evening Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House commencing between 7pm and 7:30pm

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AUD199.90
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Best seats available towards the center of the auditorium for an evening Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House commencing between 12:30pm and 3pm

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Best seats available towards the center of the auditorium for a late afternoon Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House commencing at 5pm

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Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

Inclusions:
  • Ticket for opera performance at Sydney Opera House
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Assisted Listening Devices:
Please ask staff for assistance with receivers which are available from the Concert Hall and Opera Theatre cloak rooms and in the Drama Theatre, Playhouse and The Studio foyers.

Guide Dogs: Dogs or any animals trained to assist people with disabilities are welcome inside all theatres and restaurants.

Wheelchair Access: A number of spaces are available for wheelchairs in each theatre at the Sydney Opera House. Wheelchairs are available from the Stage Door for use by patrons free of charge. Wheelchair access is by ramp from the southern entrance of the Concourse. Undercover wheelchair access is available from Stage Door and the Sydney Opera House Car Park. It is essential that you specify any needs when proceeding with your booking.

Performance times and dates: Performances run on specific dates and times. These dates are provided and times will vary depending on the date. Please advise your preference at time of booking.

Itinerary:
2015 and 2016 Performances dates at the Sydney Opera House:

The Magic Flute
:
Mozart’s imagination runs wild in a playground on the path to enlightenment, brought to life with spellbinding costumes and effects.

7:30pm:

December 2015: 30
January 2016: 7, 9, 12, 14

1pm:
January 2016: 2, 9, 16

La Bohème:
La Bohème is an opera in four acts and based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger.

1pm:
January 2016: 30

7:30pm

January 2016: 2, 6, 8, 13, 16, 22, 25,
March 2016: 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23

Great Opera Hits: 5pm
Great Opera Hits is a production based on opera singers including; Bizet, Rossini and Verdi and played by some of Australia's finest opera singers.
December 2015: 26, 27
January 2016: 1, 10, 24,
February 2016: 7, 14, 21, 28
March 2016: 6, 13, 20

The Pearlfishers:
The Pearlfishers is a work of beauty: a soul-stirring duet and music that can take your breath away. In the hands of master storyteller Michael Gow, Bizet’s exotic picture of a romantic Ceylon has a new, sharp edge.

7:30pm
January 2016: 21, 23, 27, 29
February 2016: 5, 9, 12, 15, 18, 23
March 2016: 3, 5, 8,

1pm
February 2016: 20, 27
March 2016: 12

The Barber of Seville
A cast of great voices and high spirits play among a marvelous set of cartoonish proportions – a world inspired by 1920s silent films. Join Opera Australia’s best comic talents in this side-splitting romp through Seville.

1pm
February 2016: 13
March 2016: 5

7:30pm

January 2016: 28, 30
February 2016: 4, 6, 10, 17, 20, 26
March 2016: 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 22

Luisa Miller
Who is Luisa Miller? A woman in love, a woman in anguish – trapped by a man she does not love and a father who loves her too much. And to play her, a woman finding international stardom: Australian soprano Nicole Car, making another role debut after her successes at Covent Garden and in Europe.

7pm:
February 2016: 11, 13, 16, 19, 22, 24, 27, 29

Carmen
The ultimate femme fatale is here to stamp her feet, toss her hair and dance. Will she love Don José? Maybe. Will you fall for her sultry Habanera? Definitely. This new take on Bizet's famous opera hones in on the relationships at its heart, on the wild love that promises freedom while binding the lovers in an unbreakable web of fate.

7:30pm
June 2016: 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 29
July 2016: 1, 5, 9, 13, 15, 21, 23, 29
August 2016, 3, 9, 12

1pm:
August 2016: 6

The Love for Three Oranges
Take a melancholy prince, a cantankerous witch and the curse of a love strange and strong: an unquenchable passion of unusual fashion for not just one orange, but three! Add an infectious march, some fantastical farce and a kingdom of curious characters, and you have Prokofiev's surreal fairy-tale for adults. Eye-popping costumes, physical comedy and sets of acid color combined with the composer's bright melodies in an opera that never takes itself too seriously.

7:30pm
June 2016: 22, 24, 28, 30
July 2016: 2, 4, 6, 9

Cosi Fan Tutte
Mozart's opera about testing fidelity is a mad story set to music of impossible beauty. Two men disguise themselves as Albanians and attempt to seduce each others lover in an elaborate ruse to win a bet. Ridiculous? Yes, but Mozart's luminous music takes the ridiculous and makes it sublime. Come along for a merry ride and you’ll see that under that veil of farce is a poignant drama about love, faith, death and sex.

12:30pm
July 2016: 30

7pm
July 2016: 19, 22, 25, 27
August 2016: 5, 11, 13,

Simon Boccanegra
A powerful man. A past tragedy. A very present enemy. Personal sacrifice meets political thriller in this vast opera by a master of the genre. The opera's extraordinary musical demands and sprawling story make it a rarity on the opera stage.

7:30pm
July 2016: 26, 28, 30
August 2016: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 13

My Fair Lady
On 15 March 1956 at the Mark Hellinger Theater on Broadway something extraordinary happened that would change the course of music theater history forever: it was called My Fair Lady. Playing the role of Eliza Doolittle in New York and London was a young Julie Andrews, in only her second role on Broadway, and in the role that would define her career and help catapult her to international stardom. Now, in the 60th anniversary year of the Broadway premiere, and in the 60th birthday year of Opera Australia, they have teamed again with John Frost to recreate that sensational 1956 production with none other than Dame Julie Andrews at the helm as director. A stellar cast of Australian theater royalty will be especially assembled for My Fair Lady.

1pm:
September 2016: 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28
October 2016: 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29
November 2016: 1, 2, 5

3pm
September 2016: 11, 18, 25
October 2016: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

7:30pm

September 2016: 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30
October 2016: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29
November 2016: 2, 3, 4, 5
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Gerald S, January 2016

Good seats, good prices

Reviewed by: angie.hughes10, December 2015

Excellent, everything went smoothly

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