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Opera Australia

480 Elizabeth Street, 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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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480 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 2 9318 8200
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This operetta was delightful-it was very cheeky and every single one of the cast was amazing. Highly recommended if you want a taste of the Sydney Opera House experience.

Thank Viree B
Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Viree B, Thank-you for your lovely response! I am very glad you enjoyed Two Weddings, One Bride. We hope to see you back at the Sydney Opera House to see another opera in the future. Regards, Shirley

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a trip of a lifetime through all of Australia, and Mom wanted to see an opera. Against all odds (flight landed at 3pm, show was at 5pm) we made it, and it was well worth it. The show was a delight. The...More

Thank Kristin147
Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kistin147, Thank you for your wonderful review. That was a close call- we are very glad you made it to the show and great to hear you enjoyed the music. We are very happy a trip to the opera was so memorable for you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upbeat, with recognizable songs. slapstick type humor. Very entertaining. Small theater we sat about middle ways on the side. Perfect seats. No need to be right down front.More

Thank howdy12345
Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Howdy12345, Thank you for your review! It is great to hear your thoroughly enjoyed the humorous production of Two Weddings, One Bride! Although it is a small theatre, it shows that the perfect seats can be found anywhere- glad you enjoyed your seats! Thank...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While my wife and I were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary trip to New Zealand and Australia, my wife's birthday also fell within the dates of our trip. Long story short, I surprised her on her birthday with tickets to the Sydney Opera House performance...More

Thank ptokjr
Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi ptokjr, Happy 40th wedding anniversary and Happy Birthday! What a great surprise you had for your wife on her birthday- it sounded like you both had a wonderful evening at the opera and dinner. I am very sorry for your disappointment. Two Weddings, One...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended Two Weddings, One Bride on May 20. 2017 and were delighted by the excellent singing, fun story and totally enjoyable production. Loved the way EVERYONE was incorporated into the program (including the violin and piano). I was expecting more Gilbert and Sullivan than...More

Thank Bonnie H
Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Bonnie H, Thank you for joining us at Two Weddings, One Bride. I am very pleased you had a wonderful time and that you enjoyed the way everyone was incorporated into the program- its amazing how they do it. We agree, time really does...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We would highly recommend this comedic opera at The Playhouse Sydney Opera House. It was incredibly well performed, amazing voice projection and skills and just downright a fun evening all round. The Dictator character was thoroughly enjoyable. Sincerely Toni-Maree and Cameron Bishop Sarabah Estate Vineyard

Thank Toni-Maree
Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Toni-Maree, Thank you for your glowing review! We are thrilled you enjoyed Two Weddings, One bride and our performers amazing voices. Yes, General Modiglani, he is definitely a funny character! We hope to see you at another opera soon! Regards, Shirley

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent evening at the Opera in the playhouse theatre. Funny and entertaining. Would recommend this and the concerts in the main theatre. Thankyou.

Thank Dave F
Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dave, Thank you for attending the production of Two Weddings, One Bride. It's great to hear you found the show funny and entertaining! Thank you for your review and recommendation! We do hope to see you again at the opera. Regards, Shirley

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Over whelmed by the experience, backdrop and the harbour itself. Dining for most was not a problem as we stopped for a food break on the way down. Others in our group had no complaints. Apart from the show the sailing of a large cruise...More

Thank Norman B
Shirley T, Director of Sales at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Norman B, We really appreciate your wonderful review and we are thrilled others in the group enjoyed the show too! We agree, the back drop and the view of the harbour is simply amazing and how lucky are you to see the sailing away...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Carmen was dissapointing. Costumes dull, generally lacking coulor. Props were too minimilist with some cool effects. Carmen was no Femme Fatale. Felt like she was from a high school musical with a better voice. Harbour and fireworks were amazing. but still a good night out.

1  Thank Tone K
Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tone K, We are sorry to hear the production of Carmen was underwhelming and dissapointing. However, we are happy to hear your still enjoyed the fireworks and had a good night out! Regards, Shirley

Reviewed 16 April 2017

My husband and I recently travelled to Sydney from Brisbane to see Handa Opera’s performance of Carmen, on Sydney Harbour. All I can say is WOW!! What a stunning production, with wonderful performances from the principals and ensemble alike. The costumes are stunning, and the...More

Thank karenY2830NP
Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi karenY2830NP, Thank you for your amazing review! We are so thrilled you and your husband were able to travel all the way from Brisbane to see the wonderful performance of Carmen. The set designs, costumes and cast really do make for an outstanding experience....More

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hipearl2016
Is there any performance at the Sydney Opera House on Feb 28, 2017? How do I get tickets?
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
How will I be able to follow the story if the opera’s in another language?
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
Is there a dress code at the opera?
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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