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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 2016 and 2017 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 2016 and 2017 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 2016 and 2017 season.

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Sydney Opera House

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Evening performances commence between 7pm and 7:30pm
Matinee performances commence between 12:30pm and 3pm
Afternoon performances commence at 5pm
    Duration:
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    Pricing information

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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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    GBP51.63
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    A Reserve: Evening
    Code: ARES

    Next best seats available for an evening Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House commencing between 7pm and 7:30pm

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    GBP40.02
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    B Reserve: Evening
    Code: BRES

    Seating mainly in the circle for an evening Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House commencing between 7pm and 7:30pm

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    GBP57.95
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    C Reserve: Evening
    Code: CRES

    Seating mainly in the circle for an evening Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House commencing between 7pm and 7:30pm

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    GBP52.15
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    Premium Reserve: Matinee
    Code: PRES1

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

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    GBP92.75
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    A Reserve: Matinee
    Code: ARES1

    Next best seats available for an afternoon Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House commencing between 12:30pm and 3pm

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    GBP75.35
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    B Reserve: Matinee
    Code: BRES1

    Seating mainly in the circle for an afternoon Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House commencing between 12:30pm and 3pm

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    GBP52.15
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    C Reserve: Matinee
    Code: CRES1

    Seating mainly in the circle for an afternoon Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House commencing between 12:30pm and 3pm

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    GBP34.75
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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:
      2016 Performances dates at the Sydney Opera House:

      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

      La Boheme
      A painter, a musician, a philosopher and a poet are having a night on the town. Café Momus is too pricey for them — they've nothing to weigh down those moth-eaten pockets. But why worry? The landlord is sorted, the bar tab can wait. They're young and their lofty ideals will keep body and soul together. And then there's love. Ah, love. That tingle of electricity as two hands meet. The fire in the eyes of the girl you want so badly. Love will keep us warm, won't it? Gale Edwards' glittering production is about sacrifice and never giving up, even if it means parting with your lover — or your favorite coat. It provides a perfect setting for these utterly human emotions: in the bohemian streets of 1930s Berlin, in the color and chaos of street fairs and burlesque bars, fairy-lights and fishnet stockings.

      7:30pm
      January 2017: 4, 5, 6, 7, 17, 19, 21, 23

      12:30pm
      January 2017: 14

      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
      December 2016: 26
      January 2017: 1, 15, 22,
      February 2017: 12, 22, 26
      March 2017: 5, 12, 19, 26
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      Traveler Reviews

      Reviewed by: Mary B, July 2016

      This tour was amazing!

      Reviewed by: Catherine W, June 2016

      A memorable experience. Booking was very easy and efficient.

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