Sydney Opera House and Sydney Symphony Orchestra Dinner Package

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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration: At leisure (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2482SOH6
Music lovers - why not enjoy dinner, guided tour of the Sydney Opera House and a Sydney Symphony Orchestra performance when you're next in Sydney. Enjoy a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Opera House, a three-course dinner at one of Sydney's best restaurants as well as a ticket to a Sydney Symphony Orchestra performance.


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Begin your evening with a guided tour of Sydney Opera House followed by a three course pre-theater dinner at Aria Restaurant. A performance by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will complete your Red Carpet experience.

Ranging from treasured classics at the heart of the orchestral repertoire to galvanising contemporary works, the programs of the 2015 and 2016 season have something for everyone.

The Sydney Opera House was destined for greatness ever since it was opened in 1973. Easily Australia's most recognizable icon, the building is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site joining the likes of the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty, the Great Wall of China and Egypt's pyramids as one of the world's 'must-see' travel attractions. Combining your visit with a performance by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and dinner at one of Sydney's best restaurants simply makes for an unforgettable Sydney Opera House experience.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from the Sydney Opera House
Departure Time:
Tour commences at 4:45pm. The performances commence at 8:00pm.

* Please note the below performances start at 7pm. Please contact your local operator directly to organize an earlier tour.
April 2016: 29, 30
May 2016: 16,
July 2016: 4, 11, 29, 30
October 2016: 7, 8, 17
November 2016: 26
December 2016: 1, 2, 3
At leisure

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Aria & Premium Ticket

Guided tour of Sydney Opera House; 3-course dinner at Aria Restaurant; Premium seating for Sydney Symphony Orchestra Performance at Sydney Opera House

USD $188.90
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Aria & A Reserve Ticket

Guided tour of Sydney Opera House; 3-course dinner at Aria Restaurant; A Reserve seating for Sydney Symphony Orchestra Performance at Sydney Opera House

USD $159.19
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Aria & B Reserve Ticket

Guided tour of Sydney Opera House; 3-course dinner at Aria Restaurant; B Reserve seating for Sydney Symphony Orchestra Performance at Sydney Opera House

USD $174.23
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Sydney Opera House and Sydney Symphony Orchestra Dinner Package

Sydney Opera House

  • Personal "meet and greet" by Sydney Opera House Representative
  • Guided tour
  • 3-course dinner
  • One of the best available seats in the House to a world-class Sydney Symphony performance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
After meeting at the designated point you will be taken on a Sydney Opera House Guided Tour. Afterwards, you will be taken to Aria Restaurant for a pre-show dinner. Following dinner, make your way to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for the Sydney Symphony performance.

2015/2016 Performance Schedule:

Beethoven's Missa Solemnis
Experience Beethoven at his most visionary and inspirational with solo voices, a grand choir and full orchestra!
Beethoven said his Missa Solemnis was 'my greatest work'. He put his heart and soul into this music over a period of nearly four years ‐ well and truly missing his deadline along the way ‐ and the result is magnificent, ambitious and gloriously inspiring.
Performance dates: November 2015: 14, 16, 17

Audra McDonald Sings Broadway
The legendary Audra McDonald comes to dazzle Sydney with your favourite Broadway show tunes. Audra McDonald just won her sixth Tony Award and two Grammys, and we're thrilled to have enticed her to Sydney. Whether it's Rodgers & ammerstein, Irving Berlin, Ebb & Kander, Lerner & Loewe, Mancini, Sondheim or beyond, she can sing it all, bringing glamorous style to the classics and pizzazz to the latest shows.
Performance dates: November 2015: 6, 7

Thus Spake Zarathustra Edo de Waart Returns
Former chief conductor Edo de Waart returns to conduct signature music by Wagner and Strauss, and a spectacular showpiece for organ with Olivier Latry. Some of Edo de Waart's most exciting concerts with the SSO featured music by Wagner and Richard Strauss, and now he's back with more of that signature repertoire.
Performance dates: November 2015: 25, 27, 28

Edo Conducts Mozart & Elgar
Edo de Waart returns to Sydney with Elgar's First Symphony and music by Mozart and Ross Edwards. Ross Edwards believes that music has enormous therapeutic qualities: through music we find transformation and healing. And the enticing style of his White Ghost Dancing brings ritualistic rhythms and spiritual chanting to this final concert of the 2015 season
Performance dates: December 2015: 4

Romantic Memories: Dohnányi conducts Bruckner 4 (Classics and Film)
Performance Pieces:
  • Berg: Violin Concerto
  • Bruckner: Symphony von Dohnanyi
Performance dates: April 2016: 6, 8, 9

Dohnányi conducts Brahms: An Australian Firs
Performance Pieces:
  • Lutoslawski: Funeral Music
  • Berg: Seven Early Songs
  • Brahms: Symphony No.2
Performance date: 15th April 2016

Babe - Pig at the Symphony
A screening of the family favorite with Nigel Westlake's score played by the SSO.
Performance dates:
April: 29, 30 (7pm performances)

Leningrad Symphony: Shostakovich
Performance Pieces:
  • P Stanhope: New work for cello and orchestra
  • Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No.7, Leningrad
Performance dates: 6 May 2016

Haydn's Creation
Performance Pieces
  • Die Schopfung: The Creation sung in German

Performance dates: May 2016: 5, 13, 14, 16 (7pm)

Lang Lang in Recital

Performance Piece:

  • Tchaikovsky: The Seasons
  • JS Bach: Italian Concerto
  • Chopin: Scherzos

Performance dates: June 2016: 8, 10, 11

Hollywood Rhapsody

Performance Pieces:

  • Raskin: Laura
  • Hermann: Psycho & Citizen Kane
  • Korngold: The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Steiner: Casablanca
  • Rozsa: Ben Hur

Performance dates: June 2016: 17, 18

Channel Crossings: Ravel and Vaughan Williams

Performance Pieces:

  • Bax: Tintagel
  • Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
  • Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2)

Performance dates: June 2016: 24

Romantic Fantasies: Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto (Classic with Film)

Performance Pieces:

  • Shostavovich: Festive Overture
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
  • Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Performance dates:
June 2016: 29
Jul 2016: 1, 2, 4 (7pm)

Mahler 4: Sounds of Heaven (Classics and Mixed Genre)
Performance Pieces:
  • Edwards: Frog and Star Cycle (Premiere)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Performance dates: July 2016: 8, 11 (7pm)

Raiders of the Lost Ark: Film with Live Orchestra (Classic with Film)
A screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark with John Williams’ score played by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Performance dates: July 2016: 29, 30 (both 7pm performances)

The Rite of Spring - Primal (Classic with Film)
Performance Pieces:
  • Reich: The Desert Music
  • Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Performance dates: August 2016: 5

The Firebird - Ravishing (Classics and Film)
Performance Pieces:
  • Sculthorpe: Sun Music I
  • Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No.1
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird – Ballet

Performance dates: August 2016: 10, 12, 13

Pink Martini with the SSO (Classics and Mixed Genre)
Electric and exotic songs in jazz – classical style.
Performance dates: September 2016: 16, 17

Nelson Freire plays Shumann: Rachmaninoff's 2nd Symphony
Performance Pieces:
  • Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
  • Schumann: Piano Concerto
  • Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.2
Performance dates: September 2016: 21, 24

Back to the Future: Film with Live Orchestra (Classics and Film)
A screening of Back to the Future with Alan Silvestri’s score played by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Performance dates: October 2016: 7, 8 (both performances at 7pm)

Beethoven Heroic (Classics)
Performance Pieces:
  • Piano Concerto
  • No.4, Symphony No. 3
  • Eroica
Performance dates: October 2016: 12, 14, 15, 17 (7pm)

Beethoven Pastoral (Classics)
Performance Pieces:
  • Piano Concerto No.3
  • Symphony No.6
  • Pastoral
Performance date: 21st October 2016

Beethoven Finale (Classics)
Performance Pieces:
  • Symphony No.2
  • Symphony No.9 (choral)

Performance dates: October 2016: 26, 28, 29

Zukerman plays Tchaikovsky and Mozart (Classics)

Performance Pieces:

  • Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d’un lieu cher: Melodie Serenade melancoulique
  • Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K216 (Strassburger)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4

Performance dates: November 2016: 10, 11, 12

Dedications: Dvorak's Cello Concerto (Classics and Mixed Genre)
Performance Pieces:
  • Lutoslawski: Sacher Variation for solo cello
  • Lutoslawski: Symphony No.3
  • Dvořák: Cello Concert in B Minor
Porgy and Bess: Gershwin's Opera in the Concert Hall (Gala + Special)
Performance Piece:
  • Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Performance dates:
November 2016: 11 (7pm performance)
December 2016: 1, 2, 3, (7pm performances)

ARIA Pre-theatre Sample Dinner Menu:
Located on the doorstep of Sydney Opera House, ARIA combines the finest of food and wine, knowledgeable and friendly service with spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and of course the Opera House, making ARIA one of Sydney's ultimate dining restaurants.
The ARIA bar boasts an impressive private cellar providing the opportunity to sample some of Australia's rarest and the world's finest wines, with an elegant space for a relaxing drink before dining.

  • Freshly shucked Sydney Rock Oysters. Half dozen, with thai basil and Banyuls dressing
  • Heirloom carrots with green lentils, sheep milk yoghurt and sherry vinegar
  • Scallops roasted with kimchi puree, silken tofu, steamed eggplant and tapioca crisps
  • Peking duck consomme with duck dumplings, shaved abalone and mushrooms
  • Kurobuta pork belly with pork croquette and caramelized apple
  • Quinoa crusted celeriac with grilled baby leeks, fried camembert, fregola and salsa verde
  • Crisp skin Barramundi with fzucchini, lemon and pine nuts
  • Roasted fillet of salmon with fennel, orange and watercress
  • Roast lamb rump with garlic soubise, baby fennel and mint gel
  • Grass fed scotch fillet with lyonnaise potatoes, green asparagus with a bone marrow and cornichon sauce
  • Brandy snap mille feuille with caramelised bananas, hazelnuts and salted caramel sauce
  • Black currant jelly with poached peaches, quinoa tuille and vanilla ice cream
  • Valrhona "Caramelin" mousse with candied cumquats, gold leaf and pecans
  • Cheese plate. A selection of Australian and international cheeses
Please note that menus are seasonal and subject to change
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Joseph C, July 2015

The guide was completely knowledgable and the back stage and inside your was absolutely wonderful. It was with a small group and felt private and personal.
Afterward the Aria Restaraunt was a fabulous way to begin a charming night of enjoying the arts as the symphony that followed was perfect!

Reviewed by: PABLO M, May 2015

The concert was great, as well as the tour and dinner.

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Tour code: 2482SOH6