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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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Dinner, guided tour and an Opera Australia performance - experience the very best of Sydney on this all encompassing Sydney Opera House experience. Enjoy a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Opera House, a three-course dinner at Aria Restaurant, Bennelong Restaurant, two of Sydney's best restaurants or a tasting plate at Opera Kitchen and a ticket to an Opera Australia performance showcasing the best of Puccini, Mozart and Rossini!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
  • Choice of seating available
  • Several menus to choose from
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free drinks included
  • Likely to Sell Out
The 2016 opera season at the Sydney Opera House promises to exceed all expectations as new stars join favorites from previous seasons to transport audiences to another world. Whether you are an opera aficionado or just looking to add a little something special to your Sydney vacation, a performance at the Sydney Opera House isn't just any old night at the opera!

Performances are held in the Opera Theatre. With seating for 1547 people, its the second largest venue at Sydney Opera House. As the operas are performed in their original language (mostly Italian), subtitles in English are projected onto a screen above the stage.

You will begin the evening with a guided tour of Australia's most famous icon, the Sydney Opera House, followed by a three-course pre-theatre dinner at the newly renovated Aria Restaurant, Bennelong Restaurant located inside the Sydney Opera House or enjoy a 3-tiered tasting plate at Opera Kitchen (depending on option chosen). A performance by Opera Australia will complete your Red Carpet experience. You will receive an exclusive Sydney Opera House gift to take away as a souvenir. Choose from the following seating options:
  • Premium tickets with dinner at Aria or Opera Kitchen
  • A Reserve tickets with dinner at Aria or Opera Kitchen
  • B Reserve tickets with dinner at Aria or Opera Kitchen
Likely to Sell-out! Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia Dinner Package regularly sells out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

Please click "View Additional info" below for the Opera Theatre seating map

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Sydney Opera House
Departure Time:
  • Guided Sydney Opera House Tour commences at 5pm
  • 3-course dinner at 5.45pm at Aria or 3-tiered tasting plate at Opera Kitchen (or enjoy dinner after the opera performance)
  • Opera performances commences at 7:30pm
Duration:
6 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Aria & Premium Ticket
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Red Carpet Package: Guided tour of Sydney Opera House; 3-course dinner at Aria Restaurant; Premium seating for Opera Australia at Sydney Opera House

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Aria & A Reserve Ticket
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Red Carpet Package: Guided tour of Sydney Opera House; 3-course dinner at Aria Restaurant; A Reserve seating for Opera Australia at Sydney Opera House

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Aria & B Reserve Ticket
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Red Carpet Package: Guided tour of Sydney Opera House; 3-course dinner at Aria Restaurant; B Reserve seating for Opera Australia at Sydney Opera House

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Bennelong & Premium Ticket
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Red Carpet Package: Guided tour of Sydney Opera House; 3-course dinner at Bennelong Restaurant; Premium seating for Opera Australia at Sydney Opera House

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Bennelong & A Reserve Ticket
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Red Carpet Package: Guided tour of Sydney Opera House; 3-course dinner at Bennelong Restaurant; A Reserve seating for Opera Australia at Sydney Opera House

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Red Carpet Package: Guided tour of Sydney Opera House; 3-course dinner at Bennelong Restaurant; B Reserve seating for Opera Australia at Sydney Opera House

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Tasting Plate & Premium Ticket
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Starry Nights Package: Guided tour of Sydney Opera House; 3-tiered tasting plate for two at Opera Kitchen; Premium seating for Opera Australia at Sydney Opera House

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Starry Nights Package: Guided tour of Sydney Opera House; 3-tiered tasting plate for two at Opera Kitchen; A Reserve seating for Opera Australia at Sydney Opera House

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Tasting Plate & B Reserve
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Starry Nights Package: Guided tour of Sydney Opera House; 3-tiered tasting plate for two at Opera Kitchen; B Reserve seating for Opera Australia at Sydney Opera House

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Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia Dinner Package

La boheme

Inclusions:
  • Guided Tour of the Sydney Opera House
  • Three-course dinner at Aria, Bennelong or 3-tiered tasting plate at Opera Kitchen (depending on which option chosen)
  • Premium, A Reserve or B Reserve tickets (select seating at time of booking)
Exclusions:
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible, you MUST advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
Itinerary:
Premium Reserve – A premium reserve will be in the middle/center of a row for a ticket, giving the guest an optimal view of the stage.
A Reserve
A Reserve tickets will normally be more towards the aisle of a row, and will still have a very good view of the whole stage.
B Reserve
B Reserve tickets will be either aisle seats or seats very close to the aisle on either side of a row.

2017 Performances dates at the Sydney Opera House:

Great Opera Hits

Stroll down to the Sydney Opera House and join the stars of Opera Australia for a concert of the greatest hits of opera. These relaxed concerts take place on summer afternoons as the sun sets across Sydney Harbour, and last around 90 minutes. Listen to famous arias from Bizet, Puccini, Rossini and Verdi performed by some of Opera Australia’s finest opera singers, accompanied by piano.

5pm
January 2017: 15, 22, 29
February 2017: 12, 22, 26
March 2017: 5, 12, 19, 26

La Boheme
The way that first love grabs hold of your insides and floods you with something you've never felt before. The fire that burns you the first time jealousy flares. The growing up you do in the instant you realize love can't last forever. Puccini takes these achingly human feelings and sets them to music — music that soars with the ecstasy of love, crackles with the pain of jealousy and cries with the agony of loss. Gale Edwards' glittering production, set in the bohemian streets of 1930s Berlin, offers a perfect showcase for Mariangela Sicilia and Greta Bradman, sharing the role of Mimì.

7:30pm
January 2017: 17, 19, 21, 23
February 2017: 24, 27
March 2017: 1, 9, 11, 15, 20, 24

Cavalleria Rustincana/Pagliacci
Roll up for a double dose of desperation and drama in this classic double bill of tragedies with stories that cut all too close to home. In a small Italian town, lusting after someone who is not yours is a dangerous game. And falling in love? Even more treacherous. Two short operas explore the full spectrum of emotion: passionate love, consuming lust, bitter suffering and boundless rage.

7:30pm
January 2017: 18, 24, 27, 30
February 2017: 1

King Roger
Watching his wife dance under the stranger's spell, King Roger struggles with his own passions: choosing between the sacred love he knows and the sensuous, glittering realm of hedonism the shepherd preaches. Szymanowski's intoxicating, iridescent music is rarely heard on the opera stage, so don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear a 20th-century Polish masterpiece.

7:30pm
January 2017: 20, 28, 31
February 2017: 2, 4, 8, 15

La Traviata
Violetta wears velvet and lace and drinks the very best champagne from crystal glasses. Her parties are legendary, her company sought after. She's free and free-spirited, living outside society's bounds, and for the courtesan, it seems like the party will never end. Could a little love really change everything?

7:30pm
February 2017: 3, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 23, 25
March 2017: 2, 4, 6, 8, 13, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
April 2017: 1

Tosca
Tosca is a war drama that draws you in from the first notes and holds you fast, as a gripping story of love, lust and betrayal that unfolds at breakneck pace. John Bell's intense production relocates the opera to Nazi-occupied Rome, seeking to recapture the shock Puccini's original audience might have felt seeing a war they remembered, depicted on stage.

7:30pm
February 2017: 17, 21, 28
March 2017: 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 22, 29, 31

2 Weddings, 1 Bridge - Operetta (1 hour and 20 minutes, with no interval) - this performance is performed in the Playhouse
All of your favorite operetta waltzes, polkas and songs by Strauss, Offenbach, Lehár and Kálmán come together in this raucous comedy. Two Weddings, One Bride is a brand new operetta created by Robert Greene. Gather for a fun night out at the Sydney Opera House and let the sumptuous costumes, pretty sets and joyful melodies take you all the way to French Morocco.

5pm
April 2017: 30
May 2017: 7, 14, 21
June 2017: 11, 18, 25

7:30pm
April 2017: 27, 29
May 2017: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
June 2017: 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

SAMPLE MENU:

Bennelong pre-theatre sample dinner menu:

Entree:

  • Slow cooked pumpkin, Bruny Island C2, seeds & grains
  • Seared blue mackerel, takuan pickles, preserved lemon, green wheat, marrow broth, nasturtiums
  • Butter poached quail, macadamia rubble, Davidson plum jam
  • Slow cooked pig belly, sea scallops roasted in umami butter, crisp seaweed, Jerusalem artichoke
Main:
  • Today’s wild caught fish, roasted palm heart, parsnip, bone broth
  • Macleay Valley suckling pig, confit organic carrots, pickled onions, black & white garlic
  • Holmbrae duck confit, sesame miso, snow peas, pickled daikon, seaweed, black vinegar, mirin, soy
  • Roasted mushrooms, brussels sprouts leaves, braised black barley, garlic custard
Dessert:
  • Mandarin, vanilla, yoghurt
  • Chocolate cake from across the water
  • Australian cheese

ARIA pre-theatre sample dinner menu:
Located on the doorstep of Sydney Opera House, ARIA combines fine food and wine and excellent service with spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and of course the Opera House, making ARIA one of Sydney's ultimate dining venues.

The ARIA bar boasts an impressive private wine cellar. Have the opportunity to sample some of Australia's rarest wines in addition to other fine wines from around the globe in an elegant space for a pre-dinner drink.

Entree:
  • Shelled Pacific oysters, keriberry, beach banana
  • Marmande tomato tartare, black olive, marjoram, caper leaf
  • Summer peas, grilled asparagus, stracciatella
  • Coral trout sashimi, kombu, fermented chilli
  • King George whiting, green tomato, lemon myrtle
  • Smoked duck, green almond, cherry
  • Ibérico Jamón, white beetroot, macadamia, salt bush
Main:
  • Eggplant, king brown mushroom, toasted cashew nuts, grains
  • John Dory, cauliflower, pipis, red dulse
  • Bass grouper, pickled zucchini, smoked vichyssoise, samphire
  • Roasted chicken, brioche, fennel, witlof, tarragon
  • Roasted lamb loin, braised neck, labneh, cucumber
  • Grilled Black Angus grass fed fillet
Dessert:
  • Peach, ginger, lime meringue, yuzu sorbet
  • Mango, mulberry, buttermilk, mango sorbet
  • Watermelon ice cream, strawberry, lychee, pomegranate
  • Banana and passionfruit soufflé
  • Chocolate and cherry bomb, hazelnut pralin
  • 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: Elizabeth S, October 2016

It was great to have a tour guide who was visibly enthusiastic about the Opera house . Learned a lot of trivia about the place.

The play my fair lady was fantastic

Reviewed by: Brian L, October 2016

Fantastic behind the scenes tour of the Sydney Opera House! Tour allows you to go under the stage to see where all the sets are and how the production is completed. Also get to see both theaters and learn about the history of the design, manufacturing and opening of attraction. Highly recommend this event that includes tour, dinner and a show!