- 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
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The 2013 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-theatre 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.
Puccini’s heart-rending love story is transported to Berlin in the 1930s, where the high-spirited bohemians revel in the exotic seductions of the Spiegeltent.
January 5, 10 ,12, 15, 18, 23
February 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23
March 1, 3, 8, 12, 16, 19, 21, 23
A Masked Ball
Prepare to be amazed by a ground-breaking and visually stunning new production of Verdi’s unforgettable tale of deception, disguise and fate.
January: 16, 19, 24, 30
February: 5, 8, 12
Verdi’s tale of love and revenge is passionate, mysterious, violent and thoroughly human; while his melodies – urgent, foreboding and haunting – convey the spirit and pulse of revolution.
February: 1, 6, 9, 20, 23, 26
March: 2, 5
In a richly-detailed narrative of thwarted desires, merriment, temptation and rebuff, Falstaff is an astute celebration of life and love, and a feast for the senses that is sure to delight opera fans of all ages.
February: 15, 19, 22, 27
March: 6, 9, 14, 16
Orpheus in the Underworld
Sparkling melodies, cartoonish delights, pyrotechnics and fast-paced dance routines make this production of Offenbach’s operetta a treat for all ages.
March: 7, 9, 11, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27
The Force of Destiny
Welcome to a thrilling version of Verdi's classic opera of vendetta, elopement, love, vengeance and doom. A dramatic production where clandle-lit interiors and earthy exteriors change in the blink of an eye.
July: 2, 5, 10, 13, 17, 20, 23
John Bell directs a stark, monumental staging of Puccini’s riveting drama of love, jealousy and sacrifice set in Mussolini’s Italy in the 1940s.
July: 6, 11, 13, 16, 20, 25, 27, 31
August: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 14, 17, 20, 23, 28, 31
Warm and bright Italian street scenes and lyrical arias, charming duets and amusing machinations blend harmoniously in a new production of Donizetti’s celebrated comic opera that is sure to be a special treat for opera lovers.
July: 18, 24
August: 1, 3, 7, 10, 15
Starring the radiant Emma Matthews as Violetta, the beautiful but vulnerable courtesan who is coerced into sacrificing her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover’s reputation, this compelling production gets to the heart of the opera’s themes of love and death with pathos and power.
August: 9, 13, 17, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31
Britten’s comic depiction of a parochial English village springs to life with vivid characters, psychological truths and undertones of melancholy in a splendid and absorbing production.
August: 15, 18, 21, 24, 30
Back by popular demand, the Lincoln Center Theater's smash hit production of Rodgers & Hammersteins South Pacific returns to the Sydney Opera House in 2013
September: 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 29, 21, 24,25, 26, 27, 28
October: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8,9,10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31
November: 1, 2
Reviewed by Joseph G, April 2013
Our tickets were excellent and were waiting for us at at the box office.
Reviewed by Fred, March 2013
Sydney was awesome! It completely surpassed the entire rest of the 10+ day cruise of New Zealand and Australia. We thoroughly enjoyed the Opera. The setting on the waterfront is beautiful, with many good restaurants nearby for a pre-show dinner.