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Opera Australia

480 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9318 8200
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No trip to Sydney is complete without seeing an opera at the Sydney Opera House. Opera Australia performs at the Sydney Opera House January-April and July-November every year. Opera Australia also performs at Arts Centre Melbourne and on the Sydney Harbour stage. Most performances start at 7.30pm and run 2–3 hours with an interval. There is no dress code. English translations are projected above the stage for all operas sung in foreign languages. Selected operas in the season will also have Simplified Chinese translations (Carmen, La Traviata, Opera on Sydney Harbour and Aida).
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480 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wonderful way to end a terrific holiday, but to see Carmen at the iconic Sydney Opera House. We took the dinner at "Maxim's" pre opera offer. We were a little apprehensive when Maxim's turned out to be the front lobby bar, but the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a woderful evening in the opers. The production is a mix of modern and classic. The voices were fantastic.I was also impressed by the kids in acting and acrobatic pieces. The composition of colours in costumes and staging contributed to a great experience....More

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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Marion, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the performance. I always enjoy watching the kids perform on stage- they just have so much energy! Hope to see you again at the opera soon. Regards, Shirley

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the orchestra and the fabulous performances by the entire cast, but particularly by Marcelo Puente as Don Jose and Natalie Aroyan as Micaela. The young boys were also excellent. Carmen is a story of its time - a beguiling, highly manipulative, woman...More

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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi 730tessav, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad that you enjoyed your overall evening at Sydney Opera House. Marcelo Puente and Natalie Aroyan really shine on stage together! I have passed your feedback about the modern setting on to our team for consideration. I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a special treat to see the Sydney Opera House and then get tickets for Carmen! Superb voices, vibrant & energetic cast. Updated production with things like the young boys doing a few hip hop moves which totally worked. A gal from Austria told me...More

Thank Ginny S
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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Ginny, Thank you for your positive feedback! That's a fantastic compliment to our cast and crew. The kids dancing is always a highlight for me, too. We hope to see you again at Sydney Opera House soon. Regards, Shirley

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The high spot of a perfect week in beautiful Sydney - Opera Australia's Carmen was bustling, colourful and brilliantly directed - and features Rinat Shaham in the role she has made her own - unbeatable - Rinat IS Carmen. Stacey Alleaume had the audience on...More

Thank raw748
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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi raw748, Thank you for your fantastic review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Rinat's performance- she's absolutely captivating on stage. We hope to see you again at Sydney Opera House soon. Regards, Shirley

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Opera was vividly beautiful and highly enjoyable. The Opera house provides subtitles on a small screen to accommodate those that do not understand french (like myself). HIGHLY RECOMMEND to those that love the performing arts and Classical music.

Thank Est N
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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Est, Thank you for your positive review and recommendation. I'm thankful for the surtitles, too- they really help you follow along with the performance. We hope to see you again at Sydney Opera House soon. Regards, Shirley

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this show is very dated now to long very boring production good costumes sets great voice application but as l said to dated now needs a modern theme to it for today's market

Thank David W
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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi David, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the sets and costumes, and I have passed your feedback on about 'modernising' the performance. Hope to see you again at Sydney Opera House soon. Regards, Shirley

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not always easy to get tickets for an event here, so book early. It is really worth going inside that fabulous building, especially if a good opera is playing!

Thank Alfred V
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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Alfred, Thank you for your review. I agree- booking early i the way to go! We hope to see you at Sydney Opera House again soon. Regards, Shirley

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Experiencing Carmen at the Sydney Opera House was a true delight! The venue is one of the best in the world, the singers were so professional and engaging, and the orchestra was one of the best I have ever witnessed. The acoustics are really first-class....More

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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi nykathy, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the production- our orchestra really is something special! I have passed your feedback about the lines to the ladies bathrooms on to our team. Regards, Shirley

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were happy to join the 2018th Premiere of CARMEN in the Sydney Opera House. The performance was very impressive, excellent singers and musicians, very good and colorful performance. A visit at the Opera is a must when staying in Sydney. We also hat a...More

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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi kojak13, Thank you for your feedback. It sounds like you had a wonderful time at Sydney Opera House! I'm glad you enjoyed the show. I really like how colourful it is, too. We hope to see you again at Sydney Opera House soon. Regards,...More

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hipearl2016
26 January 2017|
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Response from OperaAust | Property representative |
Hi hipearl2016. Tosca is playing on 28 January. You can buy tickets by visiting the Opera Australia or Sydney Opera House website.
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EmmaAxel
1 December 2015|
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Response from OperaAust | Property representative |
Hi EmmaAxel, Thanks for your question. All of our operas have English surtitles. They're shown on a board above the stage as the singers perform so you'll be able to follow the story in real time. Kind regards... More
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Adriana L
25 November 2015|
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Response from OperaAust | Property representative |
Hi 2sdy, It can be fun to get dressed up for the opera, but it's by no means compulsory! You'll see people dressed differently at the opera so please wear whatever you'll feel comfortable in. Kind regards, Lara Customer... More
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