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Opera on Sydney Harbour

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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...more
Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9699 1099
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Oldtable
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sudhir1234
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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)

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sylvain2noumea
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
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Leesa G
30 March 2018|
Response from david492282 |
Signposting clear. Ticket pick up at the Opera House is very straightforward, or get your tickets on the web and print them out at home or your hotel. That is all you will need. All restaurants around Circular Quay are... More
Glenn B
20 January 2018|
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Hi, I would send you the weblink but the stupid TripAdvisor messaging won't allow this. So there is the hard way... go onto the Sydney Opera House site, find the event you wish to see and pretend to book a ticket. There will... More
Barbara S
4 April 2017|
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All restaurants around Circular Quay are overpriced for usually mediocre food or extremely expensive or both!! Tourist central=avoid for food . Try Frattelli Fresh in Bridge Street (well priced quality Italian style food... More