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Opera on Sydney Harbour

Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9699 1099
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Amazing!

This was a visually stunning show! We took the water taxi and that was an easy process both ways... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Traveler5280
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Denver
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La Boheme - Superb show - Food not so good

A dry & warm evening, that was a great start to a wonderful open air opera. Signage through the... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Oldtable
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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How can one not be taken aback by the sheer beauty of the location of this operatic event? With a unique stage constructed out over the water, the audience is treated to a breathtaking view of both the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. The specially designed soundshell, in which the musicians play, provides an amazing sound experience that will leave you completely enraptured. Plus, there are budget eating options available as well as high-end, or you can choose to dine in the beautiful Botanical Gardens close by before the show starts.
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Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

This was a visually stunning show! We took the water taxi and that was an easy process both ways. The only thing I didn’t love was the restaurant experience. There was very limited seating so a lot of people had to stand while eating. The...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

A dry & warm evening, that was a great start to a wonderful open air opera. Signage through the Botanical gardens was non existent, not helpful when its getting towards dusk The food wasn’t great and rather expensive for what it was served in disposable...More

Thank Oldtable
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

I saw La Boheme here. This opera was amazing! It was an amazing French story! Since it is in French, they had screens providing subtitles in English and possibly Japanese (I'm not 100% sure there). As you watched the opera, you could see the Sydney...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

The location, backdrop, atmosphere, performance and theatrical effects are excellent. Ticket prices are steep (Tip - If you take the Sydney Opera House Tour you can get a considerable discount). As others have mentioned, the food at the many outlets is expensive and of very...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I had not been to opera for at least three years. This opera was more an experience, with the Opera house as a backdrop silhouetted by the Harbour bridge, where else would you see an opera. Food and drink prices were quite reasonable for a...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Second time for us at opera on harbour as went few years ago . Still had that real wow factor given location and all that goes with it. The opera itself was superbly staged , props very different with cranes, false snow and burning cars...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

My wife and I attended a performance of La Boheme last week. What an experience. Although it rained for half an hour before the performance, it had cleared by the time the performance started. The performances of the principals was world class. The outdoor setting...More

1  Thank Gesmi2017
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Magical setting with Sydney Harbour Bridge, Luna Park and the Opera House lit up behind the stage. This modernised version of La Boheme was outstanding. Featuring lots of snow and soap suds drifting out to the audience it quickly made an impressive set. The artists'...More

Thank ausgezeichnet70
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Extraordinary location for an opera, with floating scene on the harbour, extraordinary special effect, and most of all talented singers and orchestra. The backgrounding Sydney opera and Harbour bridge are a bonus for an unforgettable evening at opera ( La Bohème)

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Perfect backdrop of the opera house and harbour bridge for outdoor performance of la boheme. Well organised logistics, and many extra effects put in from hot air balloon landing with cast member (ok,from a crane but it looked good), to two real wrecked cars, one...More

Thank ANDY K
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Barbara S
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I don't think there is one, and I would add that we ate at the venue last night and the food was really awful. Perhaps you could eat at circular quay with the beautiful vista of the bridge, and take a cab over for the opera... More
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