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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Opera Performance on Sydney Harbour

Enjoy a night of opera under the stars at Handa Opera's performance of 'Turandot' by Puccini. The dramatic tale unfolds on an open-air floating stage set on the Sydney Harbour shore, with incredible views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and city skyline in the background. Have your choice of seating for this must-see production by Opera Australia, playing for four weeks only in March and April 2016.


  • Opera performance of Turandot on Sydney Harbour
  • Enjoy the magnificent backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House
  • Be dazzled by the floating stage on Sydney Harbour
  • Turandot is the biggest opera ever performed on the opera stage
  • Your choice of seating under the stars

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What You Can Expect

Opera Performance on Sydney Harbour

Opera Performance on Sydney Harbour

Make your own way to Handa Opera's stunning waterside venue at Mrs Macquarie's Point, within Sydney's picturesque Royal Botanic Gardens.

Be ready for a breathtaking performance of Puccini's classic opera 'Turandot' – which is set in China and acted out on a floating stage with world-class opera singers and the superb Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra providing the music. Admire elaborate set designs that have become a drawcard for this site, even in daylight. Then settle in for an enchanting tale of the beautiful and hard-hearted princess Turandot, whose suitors risk death when they court her. The score contains one of opera's most famous arias – 'Nessun dorma!' – sung by the prince who attempts to win Turandot's heart. Subtitles in English and simplified Chinese are provided during the show.

You can arrive as early as 5pm to enter the open-air complex. Water taxis provide a stylish ride to the venue, and other public transportation and shuttle buses run regularly (transport at own expense). Food and drinks are available for purchase at the on-site bar and sit-down restaurant, with tables that showcase stunning views of the sunset, and the illuminated Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Have your choice of four seating sections when booking. Dress for the evening's weather conditions and the outdoor venue. The performance runs for a total of approximately 2.5 hours with intermission. Hando Opera promises a memorable evening out in Sydney.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

it was and unforgettable unique experience. The music, the venue were first rate.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Wonderful location. The set was impressive. We really enjoyed the outdoor dining prior to the show. The cast was very talented.

Lynnette P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This was wonderful. Loved the amazing set, the Sydney Harbour background, and of course the immensely talented cast. Not even a rain shower could dampen everyone's enthusiasm, instead there was much hilarity involved with all the audience donning the free plastic capes. Of course, the cast didn't miss a beat through it all. Highly recommend this event.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This was the highlight of my day in Sydney--magnificent--thanks for suggesting it--a once in a lifetime treat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

one would assume that going to the opera in Sydney Aus. would naturally mean going to the Sydney Opera House; not so, but the best thing is seeing a great opera on the water with a view of both the opera house and the bridge...spectacular experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

The opera was fabulous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Fantastic evening, the production was amazing, the venue very well organised. Added to all that the weather was extremely good.



5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Last night's performance was sensational! With such an amazing surrounding and a set built-up at perfection, the atmosphere was truly mind-blowing! Everything worked out wonderfully: costumes and choreography were delightful, and the power and harmony of the Orchestra and the singing made it a superb experience. A must-see show for entertainment lovers!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Carmen was absolutely amazing! If you have the opportunity to go see it, I highly recommend it. Not only is the opera itself fantastic - the singers and costumes were spot on, but the location is unbeatable - a beautiful opera back-dropped by the beautiful Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House! Not to be missed!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

Brilliant concept. Brilliant setting. Brilliant performance. 5 stars

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