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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).


  • 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
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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 4:30pm, 5pm, 7pm and 7:30pm

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    A Reserve: Evening
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    Next best seats available for an evening Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House commencing 4:30pm, 5pm, 7pm and 7:30pm

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    Seating mainly in the circle for an evening Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House commencing 4:30pm, 5pm, 7pm and 7:30pm

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    Seating mainly in the circle for an evening Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House commencing 4:30pm, 5pm, 7pm and 7:30pm

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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 11:30am and 3pm

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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 11:30am and 3pm

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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 11:30am and 3pm

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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 11:30am and 3pm

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    Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

    Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

    • Ticket for opera performance at Sydney Opera House
      • 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.

      2016 Performances dates at the Sydney Opera House:

      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.

      January 2017: 4, 5, 6, 7, 17, 19, 21, 23
      February 2017: 24, 27
      March 2017: 1, 9, 11, 15

      January 2017: 14
      March 2017: 4, 18, 20, 24

      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.

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

      Cavalleria Rusticana / 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. This Olivier Award-winning co-production with the Royal Opera House lays bare the raw heart of each opera — ordinary people, driven by emotion to the limits of what we know is human. The result is pure catharsis: everyday tragedy writ large on stage.

      January 2017: 21
      February 2017: 4


      January 2017: 12, 18, 24, 27, 30
      February 2017: 1

      January 2017: 14

      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. Andrea Molino conducts a cast led by Saimir Pirgu, Lorina Gore and Michael Honeyman.

      February 2017: 11

      January 2017: 20, 28, 31
      February 2017: 2, 48, 15

      La Traviata
      Raise your glass, flutter your pretty lashes, it's Paris in the salons and you're the life of this party. He's staring at you, he's singing for you... Are you tempted? 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? This production by Elijah Moshinsky is one of the most successful, featuring lush party scenes in Paris and beautiful autumn afternoons in the countryside.

      March 2017: 11

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

      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.

      February 2017: 25, 28
      March 2017: 25

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

      Two Weddings, One Bride (sung in English)
      Gather for a fun night of opera at the Sydney Opera House and let the sumptuous costumes, pretty sets and joyful melodies take you all the way to French Morocco. All of the favorite operetta waltzes, polkas and songs by Strauss, Offenbach, Lehár and more come together in this raucous comedy. The governor is in a pickle. Those bankers are so fickle! He's stretched the state purse a little too far and his creditors will soon come a-knocking. But twin daughters he's got, so he hatches a plot, which might save him from a royal bollocking! A double wedding could save the day, but when pesky pirates get in the way, it's up to Giroflé to make things okay.

      May 2017: 3, 10, 17
      June 2017: 14, 21
      October 2017: 18


      April 2017: 30, 7, 14, 21
      June 2017: 11, 18, 25
      October 2017: 15, 22

      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
      October 2017: 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
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      Traveler Reviews

      Reviewed by: You C, November 2016

      First time to see a opera. great.

      Reviewed by: Kenneth C, November 2016

      Watching 'My Fair Lady' at the Sydney Opera House was better than we ever imagined. Everything about it was wonderful. The venue is world class, and the performance was as good as it gets. We highly recommend it to others.