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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:  Varies
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 includes performances of Carmen, Rigoletto, Eugene Onegin, The Magic Flute and The Turk in Italy.


  • See a world-class opera performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House
  • Performances include La bohème, A Masked Ball, Falstaff, Orpheus in the Underworld, The Force of Destiny, Tosca, Don Pasquale, La Traviata, Albert Herring and the smash hit South Pacific
  • Operas by Puccini and Verdi
  • Choose from four seating options to cater for a range of budgets
  • Arrive early to enjoy the superb views of Sydney Harbour

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Seeing an opera at this world-class venue is an absolute must-do. A variety of seating and price options makes it easy to cross this off your bucket list!

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What You Can Expect

Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

Falstaff at the Sydney Opera House

Performances are held in the Opera Theatre. With seating for 1547 people, its the second largest venue at Sydney Opera House. As the operas are performed in their original language (mostly Italian), subtitles in English are projected onto a screen above the stage.

The 2014 opera season at the Sydney Opera House promises to exceed all expectations as new stars join favorites from previous seasons to transport audiences to another world. Whether you are an opera aficionado or just looking to add a little something special to your Sydney vacation, a performance at the Sydney Opera House isn't just any old night at the opera!

Bars inside Sydney Opera House open one hour prior to performance time, so why not arrive early to enjoy a pre-theater drink (additional cost) and enjoy the unbeatable views of Sydney Harbour.

See 'Itinerary' below for further details on the operas scheduled to perform at Sydney Opera House during the 2013 season.

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2014 Performances dates at the Sydney Opera House:
The Turk in Italy
Take two pairs of lovers, mix them up and introduce a clash of cultures for added color in Rossini's The Turk in Italy
January 29, 30, 31
February 5, 12

The Magic Flute
Mozart’s imagination runs wild in a playground on the path to enlightenment, brought to life with spellbinding costumes and effects.
February 1, 3, 4, 7, 14, 22, 26
March 1, 6, 8, 13, 18, 21, 24, 26

Dark, beautiful and a little bit dangerous, the vivacious gypsy girl Carmen has been captivating hearts for nearly 250 years.he ultimate femme fatale is back to stamp her feet, toss her hair and dance.
February 3, 6, 11, 21, 25, 27
March 5, 7, 12, 20, 25, 27, 29

Eugene Onegin
Eugene Onegin is the journey from what could be to what might have been. Danish director Kasper Holten’s intriguing new production portrays Tatyana and Onegin as two dreamers whose lives drift and dance around each other, at the mercy of capricious breezes.
Evenings at 7:30pm
February 28
March 4, 11, 19, 28

Giuseppe Verdi’s dark tale glitters with passion and suspense in a glamorous new production at the Sydney Opera House.
June 26, 28
July 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 17, 23, 31
Aug 2, 6, 14, 16, 22

The King and I
See this legendary production of The King and I bought to life at the Sydney Opera House
Sep 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27
Oct 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31
Nov 1

The Elixir Of Love
Italian opera meets the Australian outback when Donizetti’s tongue-in-cheek, heart-on-sleeve tale of a shy boy and a bold girl
Aug 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29

Three outstanding singers go head-to-head for this bold production, based on Shakespeare's play Othello.
July 9, 16, 19, 22, 29

Don G
The serial seducer is on the loose again, in a new production from one of the most provocative minds in opera today, Sir David McVicar
July 25, 30
Aug 1, 5, 7, 9, 12, 20, 26, 28

2015 Performances dates at the Sydney Opera House:

The Magic Flute: 1pm & 7:30pm
Mozart’s imagination runs wild in a playground on the path to enlightenment, brought to life with spellbinding costumes and effects.
January 2, 3, 7, 9, 10,17, 23, 24, 28, 30

La Bohème: 7:30pm
La Bohème is an opera in four acts and based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger.
January 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Tosca: 1pm & 7:30pm
Tosca is an opera in three acts La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples's control of Rome threatened by Napoleon's invasion of Italy.
January 13, 17, 21, 24, 29, 31
February 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 18, 21, 26, 28
March 6, 11, 14, 17

Madam Butterfly: 1pm, 2pm & 7:30pm
Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly, the timeless love story of the Japanese geisha and her American lover
January 31
February 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 20, 22, 25, 27
March 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 18

Faust: 7pm
Charles Gounod's Faust is a grand opera in five acts in turn it's loosely based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust, Part 1
February 17, 19, 21, 24, 28
March 4, 7, 13

Turandot: 1pm, 2pm & 7:30pm
Turandot is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini The opera's story is set in China and involves Prince Calàf, who falls in love with the cold Princess Turandot. To obtain permission to marry her, a suitor has to solve three riddles
June 24, 27, 30
July 4, 10, 15, 18, 25, 28, 31
August 5, 8, 12, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28

La Traviata: 1pm & 7:30pm
Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata is an opera in three acts and translastes as "The Fallen Woman"
July 3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22

Don Carlos: 7pm
Don Carlos is a five-act grand opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi. Te opera's story is based on conflicts in the life of Carlos, Prince of Asturias, after his betrothed Elisabeth of Valois was married instead to his father Philip II of Spain as part of the peace treaty ending the Italian War of 1551–1559 between the Houses of Habsburg and Valois
July 14, 17, 23, 25, 29
August 1, 4, 7, 15

The Marriage of Figaro: 2pm, 7pm & 7:30pm
This is a opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro
August 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

It was the first time that I have ever seen an Opera performances and I am so glad that it was at the Sydney Opera House. I do not think that it can get any better.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Very nice. Well worth it. Enjoyed the performance as well as the venue.

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