Opera Performance At The Sydney Opera House

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Evening performances commence between 5:00pm and 7:30pm, Matinee performances commence between 12:30pm and 3:00pm, *your exact performance time can be found under the itinerary,
  • Departure Details :
    Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
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    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


No trip to Sydney is complete without witnessing a live performance in its most famous building, so prepare for the most impressive night you've ever had with an amazing performance by Opera Australia. This season includes legendary operas by Mozartand Puccini. Before the performance or at interval, enjoy drinks at the Sydney Opera House Northern Foyer bar, where you can admire stunning views of Sydney harbour (drinks at own expense).


Choice of seating available

All entrance fees included

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The 2018 opera season promises to exceed all expectations as new stars join favorites from previous seasons to transport audiences to another world. Whether youre an opera aficionado or just looking to add something special to your Sydney vacation, a performance at the Sydney opera house a UNESCO World Heritage site isn't any old night at the opera!

Performances take place in the Opera Theatre. With seating for 1,547 people, the theater is the Sydney Opera Houses second-largest venue. All operas are performed in their original languages (mostly Italian); English subtitles are projected onto a screen above the stage.

Bars inside the Sydney opera house open one hour prior to performance time arrive early to enjoy a pre-theater drink (own expense) and admire the unbeatable views of Sydney harbour and the Harbour Bridge.

See the Itinerary section below for details about the operas scheduled for the 2018 season.


2018 Performances dates at the Sydney Opera House:

Great Opera Hits
These relaxed concerts take place on summer afternoons as the sun sets across Sydney Harbour, and last around 90 minutes. Listen to famous arias from Bizet, Puccini, Rossini and Verdi performed by some of Opera Australia’s finest opera singers, accompanied by piano.

December 2018: 23, 24, 26, 30

December 2018: 23, 26, 29, 30

December 2018: 27

2019 Performances dates at the Sydney Opera House:

Great Opera Hits
These relaxed concerts take place on summer afternoons as the sun sets across Sydney Harbour, and last around 90 minutes. Listen to famous arias from Bizet, Puccini, Rossini and Verdi performed by some of Opera Australia’s finest opera singers, accompanied by piano.

January 2019: 1, 20, 27
February 2019: 3, 17, 
March 2019: 3, 10, 17
July 2019: 14, 21, 28
August 2019: 25, 
October 2019: 20, 27

January 2019: 
February 2019: 14
March 2019: 14, 29
July 2019:
August 2019: 9, 26
September 2019: , 9, 16, 23, 30
La Boheme 

The original bohemian love story, set among the fishnets and fairy lights of 1930s Berlin. Two sets of lovers are trying to find their way. By the time this emotional opera finishes, you’ll know the answer to an eternal question: is love enough?

See it if you like glamorous sets and costumes, tearjerkers, famous melodies.

March 2019: 16

January 2019: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 31
February 2019: 2, 5, 8
March 2019: 20, 22, 25, 28

A prince pursues an ice-cold princess in a stunning opera full of riddles and intrigue. Features exciting choreography and the most famous opera song of all time—Nessun dorma. (It’s the one with ‘Nessun dorma’.) See it if you like ballet, famous tunes, exotic fairytales.

February 2019: 9, 
March 2019: 30 

January 2019: 15,18, 24, 29
February 2019: 1, 4, 7,13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 
March 2019: 1, 5, 8, 12, 16, 19, 23, 27, 

Visual artist William Kentridge transforms a 20th-century operatic masterpiece into a must-see meeting of art, opera and theatre.See it if you like contemporary art, groundbreaking opera, theatrical storytelling.

February 2019: 2,

January 2019: 25, 30
February 2019: 6, 9, 12, 15

The ultimate Romantic opera about unrequited love. Pure passion and brilliant voices.See it if you like intense romance, gorgeous music, gothic stories.

March 2019: 9

February 2019: 22, 26, 28, 
March 2019: 2, 4, 7, 11, 

Lust, violence and religious fervor all have their moments in this short, exciting opera about the worst of human nature.See it if you like gory historical dramas like Game of Thrones, spectacular dance and intense performances

March 2019: 23

March 2019: 6, 9, 15, 18, 21, 26

Madama Butterfly
The world’s most famous love story is a heartbreakingly beautiful romantic tragedy about a Japanese Geisha who marries a US sailor, only to be abandoned by him. A bold new production featuring digital LED sets.See it if you like a good tearjerker, Miss Saigon, stunning sets and costumes

July 2019: 6, 13

June 2019: 28, 29, 
July 2019: 1, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 16, 19, 22, 25, 27, 29, 31, 
August 2019: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10

Anna Bolena 
King Henry VIII tries to rid himself of Anne Boleyn in this historical drama with some of Donizetti’s best music.See it if you like bodice-rippers like The Tudors, historical dramas, beautiful melodies.

July 2019:  20

July 2019: 2, 6 ,9, 13, 17, 23, 26

The talents and troubles of iconic Australian artist Brett Whiteley inspire a brand new Australian opera from the incomparable. See it if you like brand new work, Brett Whiteley’s paintings, Australian stories.

July 2019: 27, 

July 2019: 15, 18, 20, 24, 30

The Marriage of Figaro 
Exquisite period sets and costumes feature in this Downton Abbey-style comedy where servants get the better of their masters. Mozart's classic comedy has been entertaining crowds for centuries, and between the witty words and charming music, it's not hard to understand why.See it if you like upstairs/downstairs stories, intricate period costumes and sets.

October 2019: 16

October 2019: 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 29, 31,
November 2019: 1,2 

Il viaggio a Reims
A good excuse for a huge cast of fabulous singers to knock your socks off. This playful production features the world’s most famous artworks come to life.See it if you like art history, elaborate jokes, impressive singing

November 2019: 2

October 2019: 24, 28, 30

October 2019: 26

West Side Story
Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, the genius of West Side Story  is unquestioned. Bernstein’s world-famous score features unforgettable songs including ‘Maria’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Somewhere’, ‘America’ and ‘I Feel Pretty’, that have been universally adored for generations; proving this iconic dance musical remains one of the most poignant stage works of the twentieth century.

August 2019: 17, 18, 21, , 24, 28, 31
September 2019: 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
October 2019: 2, 5, 6 

August 2019: 25, 
September 2019: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 

August 2019: 18

August 2019: 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
September 2019: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
October 2019: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


Entry/Admission - Opera Australia


Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please ask staff for assistance with receivers which are available from the Concert Hall and Opera Theatre cloak rooms and in the Drama Theatre, Playhouse and The Studio foyers.

Dogs or any animals trained to assist people with disabilities are welcome inside all theatres and restaurants.

A number of spaces are available for wheelchairs in each theatre at the Sydney Opera House. Wheelchairs are available from the Stage Door for use by patrons free of charge. Wheelchair access is by ramp from the southern entrance of the Concourse. Undercover wheelchair access is available from Stage Door and the Sydney Opera House Car Park. It is essential that you specify any needs when proceeding with your booking.

Performances run on specific dates and times. These dates are provided and times will vary depending on the date.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Mar-2020

    The venue is an absolute must just to visit for it’s iconic design, thus making it extra special when performances are on. As for the opera itself a fantastic performance and production. Even if you are not a complete opera buff like me it is well worth a visit

  • 06-Mar-2020

    The performances and music were exceptional. We opted for "best available" tickets and were very impressed by the ones we received, given that it was a full house and we booked the morning of the opera. The costumes and sets were well done, and the lead male was exceptional. And, of course, the Opera House acoustics were superb.

  • 24-Feb-2020

    A little disappointed that there were only four performers, but they were wonderful. But you could def. tell it was just a moneymaker for them for those just off the cruise ship. ACOUSTICS WERE INCREDIBLE!

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Great experience to go inside opera house but v disappointed with sears and decor v uncomfortable plastic seats no leg room! But great show of opera hits

  • 25-Nov-2019

    Our tickets were waiting for us at the ticket counter inside the Opera House. Everything went smoothly.
    It's a very nice facility and we enjoyed the quality performance that evening. And we checked another item off our Bucket List! We were able to call for an Uber ride just a short distance out front of the opera house.

  • 30-Oct-2019

    The performance was the best way for us to end our stay in Australia! Got to see a great show and got to sing-a-Long too! Definitely worth doing!

  • 23-Oct-2019

    What a great performace, highly recommend, seeing this matinee. The singing was wonderful, the whole performance was great, it was very enjoyable, I never thought I would laugh at a Opera. Suitable for all ages.

  • 21-Aug-2018

    The last night for our stay in Sydney. Got to see the last performance of My Fair Lady, directed by Julie Andrews. Great seats, right in the middle!

  • 16-Mar-2018

    When in Sydney...

  • 08-Mar-2018

    Excellent! Impressive!

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