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Seeing an Opera in Sydney

By Viator, July 2014

4.5 125 Reviews | Add your review

Enjoy a night at the opera under the stars with magnificent views of Sydney Harbour or visit Australia’s most famous man-made icon and birthplace of Australian Opera, the Sydney Opera House.

While there is much more to Sydney Opera House than opera, it has to be Australia’s most exciting venue to watch a performance by the world-renowned, Opera Australia. Predating the Sydney Opera House (which was opened in 1973) by almost 20 years, Opera Australia brought high-end culture to a country that was crying out for sophisticated and artistic entertainment, and remains to this day Australia’s largest and most productive performing arts organization with over 600 performances a year.

It is easy to plan your night at the opera because the season is scheduled at least a year in advance. Novices can pick their way through the maze of operas or work out which opera might best suit them.

For a night at the opera with a difference, Sydney visitors might wish to plan their trip to coincide with the once yearly opera performance on Sydney Harbour which began in 2012 and runs every March - April.

The harbour performance is a one-off opportunity to watch a world-renowned opera take place on a floating stage with the world’s most spectacular natural harbour as a backdrop. You may not be inside the famous Sydney Opera House, but you get to see its famous sails, along with the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city’s glittering North Shore.

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Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

4.5 star rating: Recommended 87 Reviews

Catch one the many amazing performances by Opera Australia at the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House. With your choice of seating, the 2014 season ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $85.21

Sydney Opera House and Sydney Symphony Orchestra Dinner Package

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Music lovers - why not enjoy dinner, guided tour of the Sydney Opera House and a Sydney Symphony Orchestra performance when you're next in Sydney. Enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: At leisure

From USD $268.09

Sydney Opera House and Australian Ballet Dinner Package

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

A must-do Sydney Opera House experience for lovers of ballet! This guided evening tour of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Opera House also includes a 3-course ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $325.54

Sydney Opera House: Summer at the House Performance Ticket and Tour

Grab the chance to see one of the top-notch ‘Summer at the House’ performances at the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House. See the cabaret-style circus ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Varies

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New Year's Eve Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

Ring in the New Year at the Sydney Opera House with passion, fireworks, celebration and 'La bohéme'! Be swept up in the emotion of Puccini’s famous opera, ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $338.94

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