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Seeing an Opera at the Sydney Opera House

Seeing an Opera at the Sydney Opera House

With its iconic façade and location at the heart of Sydney Harbour, there’s no missing the Sydney Opera House. It's a highlight of city tours and cruises, but to fully experience the venue, book a night at the opera. Here's what you need to know.

Highlights

  • Experience the birthplace of Australian Opera with a performance by Opera Australia or the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

  • Enjoy performances of classic operas by Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, and more.

  • Make a night of it with a pre-show dinner at a nearby restaurant or a guided backstage tour of the opera house.

  • For an extra special experience, attend the New Year's Opera Gala—one of the most sought-after tickets of the year.

Things to Know

  • The main opera season runs from April to December, but performances take place all year round.

  • Sydney Opera House is located on Bennelong Point overlooking Sydney Harbour.

  • It's about a 5- to 10-minute walk to the Sydney Opera House from Circular Quay (a shuttle bus is also available).

  • Matinee and evening performances are held most days, and there are four seating options to choose from.

  • Bags larger than a handbag must be checked into the cloakroom.

  • All theaters at the Sydney Opera House are wheelchair accessible.

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Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

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Be sure to put a performance by Opera Australia at the iconic Sydney Opera House on your Sydney itinerary. See classic operas by composers like Mozart and Puccini, as well as iconic Broadway musicals, depending on the season. Take in stunning views of Sydney Harbour while enjoying drinks or a meal (own expense) at one of the Opera House's fine dining venues before or after the performance to top off this unforgettable experience.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Opera on Sydney Harbour: The Phantom of the Opera

Opera on Sydney Harbour: The Phantom of the Opera

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Enjoy a night of opera under the stars at Handa Opera's performance of The Phantom of the Opera. The dramatic tale unfolds on an open-air floating stage set on the Sydney Harbour shore, with incredible views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and city skyline in the background. Have your choice of seating reserve for this must-see production by Opera Australia.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Opera House New Year's Eve Opera Performance

Sydney Opera House New Year's Eve Opera Performance

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Celebrate the coming of the new year with a sublime New Year's Eve performance at the Sydney Opera House. Opera Australia performs 'La Bohème,' a story of six friends during a Paris winter. Enjoy a special New Year's Eve bonus as the intermission coincides with the evening fireworks show that takes place over Sydney Harbour, allowing you to enjoy front-row views of the fireworks lighting up Sydney Harbour Bridge and the skyline. Start the new year in style with this special performance at the Sydney Opera House.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
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