Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House Reviews
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We had great time in Sydney.
Out tour of the Sydney Opera house was informative, interesting and the perfect amount of time. The guide was very clearly spoken and amusing.
Thank you for a memorable time.
Seeing the Sydney Opera House has been on my bucket list for as long as I have loved Opera. I also had a ticket for that night's performance, La Boheme, so the whole day was OPERA!! The tour was very well done, and I was pleased to see most of the auditoriums as well as learn about the history of the structure. Even if you don't love music or opera, it's still worth a visit to learn about the history and the architecture.
I was initially concerned because I booked "The Magic Flute", but itinerary continued to show "The Marriage of Figaro". A phone call to Viator customer service fixed that issue. Others in my travel group were able to pick up their tickets earlier in the day, but mine weren't available until an hour before the performance which was a minor inconvenience.
The Sydney Opera House was a wonderful experience! The architecture and location of the facility is magnificent. The staging and performance was first class. There's not a bad seat in the house. There were an abundance of places to eat nearby before and after the opera. Even if you're not into opera, this is a must do in Australia.
Review by Lars, October 2011
The Sydney Opera House shocked me as being extremely impressive.
The point is not the funny looking roofs, but the the inside where somebdy moved a chair,
and I could hear it loud and claer from two miles up or so. There are no pillars and it is a huge building.
The architect had a clear idea what he wanted to accomplish. Too bad politecs stopped his vision.
He had the right idea. Yes ok instead of one million it took 100 million or so. I do not remember the details.
Australia has an icon that will generate millions of dollars, and a center for very impressive art for years to come.
The opera was beautiful and the venue couldn't be beat. The view across the harbor from the Sydney Opera House was amazing. The interior decor is a little 1970s but all was forgotten when the curtains opened up and the orchestra began to play. I highly recommend that anyone visiting Sydney should see an opera.
Review by kellythepea, USA, October 2010
I've taken both the backstage tour and seen an opera performance in the smaller theater. Any experience at the Sydney Opera House is amazing, a sight not to be missed in Sydney!
I had waited many years to visit the Sydney Opera House . The tour and guide surpassed all my expectations. It was wonderful, truly iconic.
Review by Michael O, USA, November 2009
Doing what: Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia Dinner Package
Very enjoyable time. The experience was exactly as described and just what we wanted. The Sydney Opera House is exceptional, and the performance was as expected. Everything from the tour to the drink at interval went off without a hitch. The personnel were friendly and helpful.
I received this tour as a birthday present, so I can't comment on "value for money" as I don't know how much it cost, but as someone who's passionate about the theatre, it is a wonderful experience in one of the world's greatest buildings. Being able to stand on the stage of the Sydney Opera House is an opportunity not to be missed - I would recommend it to anyone who's interested to see how this great building works and what happens behind the scenes.
Review by D M, United Kingdom, January 2009
Doing what: Sydney Opera House and Australian Ballet Dinner Package
A wonderful way to see the Sydney opera house. A beautiful meal followed by a ballet. What a way to spend a memorable evening!
This is an absolutely incredible tour! The tour starts very early, but we were treated like VIPs from the moment we walked through the Stage Door of the Sydney Opera House. Our tour guide was so cheerful and informative that the tour was enjoyable from start to finish. We got to see the multiple different concert halls, we were able to stand on stage, and were taken to many places that the general public never gets to see! And the breakfast at the end of the tour in the Green Room was fantastic! I would recommend this tour to anyone who visits Sydney and has an interest in the Sydney Opera House!
This tour was great, mostly because the wonderful guide. I'm not a theater guru, but I enjoyed seeing behind the scenes how things work and some of the sets used for different shows. It all looks so fake close up! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to go somewhere iconic such as the Sydney Opera House and get a behind the scenes look. It's nice that you go early in the morning on the only tour, so there are no crowds.
This tour was amazing. There;'s a totally hidden underworld to the Sydney Opera House that you don't even realize is there if you're just attending a performance. We went up in the fly walks, down under the stages and into the orchestra pits, into the seats and behind the sets. It was technically really interesting with lots of information about all the effects with lights, fog and acoustics. Our guide was fantastic, she has a lot of passion for the events that are hosted there, as well as a whole library of interesting stories about occurrences during performances and at the Opera House. The people on our tour asked dozens of questions and she had fabulous, robust answers for each of them. This tour is a must for anyone who loves performing arts, it's a totally enriching experience.
Review by Anonymous, November 2006
Doing what: Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour
For anyone who enjoys theater, this tour is an absolute must. Our tour guide was an opera aficionado who delivered informative and downright delightful tales of life behind the scenes at the Sydney Opera House. We were guided expertly through a maze of backstage doors, orchestra pits, walkways and even a view from the fly! This tour has given me even more respect for the performers, production designers, orchestra conductors and stage managers. It was fantastic to get a glimpse of how the 'magic' is made.