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Opera Australia

480 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9318 8200
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Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House
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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
480 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9318 8200
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

The whole experience was fantastic! The Opera itself was world beating lay good and the setting is unique. The combination of stage,opera house and bridge in background with the harbour traffic cannot be found anywhere else. I thought the organisation was excellent with food service...More

Thank martyjd49
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Took my 19 year old granddaughter to see her first ever opera. Nothing could have been better than seeing La Traviata at the Sydney Opera House. We dined in the Benelong Restaurant which made a perfect evening and gave us such wonderful memories to share....More

Thank Mrs G A G
Reviewed 6 April 2017

My wife and I recently saw the last night of the production of La Traviata. It was our first time in the Opera House. We very much enjoyed the performance, the feel of the place and the outstanding views at the various bars and breakout...More

Thank Doyoulikeourname
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We discovered that opera Australia was doing Carmen in Sydney Harbor on our last night of a two week tour of Australia and as we love opera and try to go wherever we are, we had to go. It was stunningly good and thebackdrop of...More

Thank AesRochester_NY
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This was my first time in the Opera House. I was visiting from Canada and decided the ultimate experience would be to see a real Iive opera. I was not disappointed. From the initial walk around the building, watching a cruiseship leave on its journey,...More

Thank patthetraveller0
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Right place with right partner The show touch my heart,,,,, Me with my gIrlfriend feel the TOP of our relationship,,,,,so AMAZING

Thank iBay B
Reviewed 2 April 2017

An amazing performance at Mrs Macqauries Chair - met all the senses - beautiful backdrop, could have a snack and glass of wine and be totally relaxed and the music is just amazing - one of my favourite operas but even better with the screens...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Arrived early and enjoyed Drinks and snacks in the Northern Foyer ,looking out on the Harbour, We were lucky enough to see an oil tanker & a Cruise ship sail past Taking pictures of us enjoying the Spectical. We then entered the Opera theatre and...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Handa production at Mrs Macquarie Point was brilliant! Sound was excellent. Subtitles were clear and unobtrusive. Choriography was clever. Wouldn't want to work on a stage at that angle but everyone seemed to manage it well. Costumes were wonderful. Principals were very good.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 26 March 2017

As usual the opera on the harbour did not disappoint and this year the voices were beyond amazing. However I can honestly say the pre show food was disgusting. Have always expected to pay high prices for bland food but last night was the worst...More

Thank 255060Angela_v_11
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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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.
How will I be able to follow the story if the opera’s in another language?
1 December 2015|
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
Adriana L
Is there a dress code at the opera?
25 November 2015|
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