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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:  Varies
Spend an afternoon or evening at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House for an amazing performance by Opera Australia. This 2015 season includes legendary operas by Mozart, Puccini and Verdi, as well as one Broadway musical by Cole Porter. Before or after the performance, enjoy drinks at the Opera House bar, where you can admire stunning views of Sydney Harbour (drinks at own expense).


  • See a world-class opera performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House
  • Listen to the works of opera masters like Puccini and Verdi
  • Select from classic operas like La Bohème, Madama Butterfly and Tosca
  • Check out the classic Cole Porter musical Anything Goes if you’re not an opera fan
  • Choose from four seating options to suit your budget
  • Both matinee and evening performances are available

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

La Boheme - Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

The 2015 opera season promises to exceed all expectations as new stars join favorites from previous seasons to transport audiences to another world. Whether you’re 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 House’s 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 2015 season.

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2015 and 2016 Performances dates at the Sydney Opera House:

The Magic Flute:
Mozart’s imagination runs wild in a playground on the path to enlightenment, brought to life with spellbinding costumes and effects.


December 30, 7, 14
January 9, 12

January 2, 9, 16

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 2, 6, 8, 13, 16, 22, 25,
March 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23

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

Anything Goes (Musical): 1pm & 7:30pm
Anything Goes is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London
September 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30
October 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

Great Opera Hits: 5pm
Great Opera Hits is a production based on opera singers including; Bizet, Rossini and Verdi and played by some of Australia's finest opera singers.
December 26, 27
January 1, 10, 24,
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 3, 13, 20

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Madam Butterfly was beautifully done. For all the hoopla the Opera House seating is uncomfortable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The seats were located at the circle, great view of the stage and subtitles. Excellent performance, recommended activity in Sydney, will definitely do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Beautiful sound/orchestra and singers in great balance. Lovely venue. Lovely opera.
Couldn't be better!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Absolutely fantastic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great show and opening night too. Great seat!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Had the best seat! The acoustics were phenomenal. I am so glad I did this.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Viator did an excellent job. Tickets to the opera were waiting for us at the Sydney Opera House Ticket Booth as promised by Viator. The opera was also excellent. Everything went exactly as we had planned it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Great Show. Very interesting tour of the Opera House earlier in the day. Tickets were about 1/3ed what others paid and the seats were balcony center. This was the last showing of "The King and I' and it was asell out--crowded and warm, but worth any inconvenience we had. Very professional---totally enjoyaboe experience.

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