- Enjoy a guided tour and a world class opera performance at the Sydney Opera House
- 2014 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
- 3-course dinner at the award-wining exclusive Aria Restaurant
- Enjoy an interval drink at one of the bars overlooking stunning Sydney Harbour
- Choose from A Reserve or B Reserve seating
- 2015 Performances include La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Faust, Turandot, La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Carlos,
The Magic Flute, Anything Goes
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
If you want to make your visit to the celebrated Sydney Opera House truly unforgettable, choose this popular package. In addition to seeing a top-notch opera production, you get a guided tour, a gourmet dinner at Aria and a special souvenir.
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What You Can Expect
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.
You will begin the evening with a guided tour of Australia's most famous icon, the Sydney Opera House, followed by a three-course pre-theatre dinner at the Aria Restaurant. A performance by Opera Australia will complete your Red Carpet experience. You will receive an exclusive Sydney Opera House gift to take away as a souvenir.
Choose from the following seating options:
- A Reserve tickets with dinner at Aria
- B Reserve tickets with dinner at Aria
Please click "View Additional info" below for the Opera Theatre seating map
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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
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 13, 15, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29
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
Aug 1, 5, 7, 9, 12, 20, 26, 28
2015 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.
January 2, 3, 7, 9, 10,17, 23, 24, 28, 30
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
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
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
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
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
Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly, the timeless love story of the Japanese geisha and her American lover
February 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 20, 22, 25, 27
March 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 18
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
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
Anything Goes (Musical)
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
ARIA Pre-theatre Sample Dinner Menu:
Located on the doorstep of Sydney Opera House, ARIA combines the finest of food and wine, knowledgeable and friendly service with spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and of course the Opera House, making ARIA one of Sydney's ultimate dining restaurants.
The ARIA bar boasts an impressive private cellar providing the opportunity to sample some of Australia's rarest and the world's finest wines, with an elegant space for a relaxing drink before dining.
- Freshly shucked Sydney Rock Oysters. Half dozen, with chardonnay vinaigrette and trout pearls
- Caramelized onion tart with jannei goats cheese and baby leeks
- Bug meat boudin blanc served with fine pasta, salmon roe and lime
- Ocean trout and Salmon terrine with a dill dressing and grilled sour dough
- Twice cooked Bangalow pork belly with caramelized apple and balsamic
- Pan fired potato gnocchi with buffalo mozzarella, green vegetables, sage and nut brown butter
- Crisp skin Barramundi with fresh udon noodles and eggplant
- South Australian jewfish with a mushroom and truffle crust, fingerling potatoes and gremolata
- Roast lamb rack with basil, Du Puy lentils and potato mash
- Char-grilled sirloin with red wine butter and Pont Neuf potatoes
- Mandarin Jelly with fresh raspberries and tea sorbet
- Quince and almond kouing-aman served hot with creme anglaise
- Valrhona chocolate and caramel delice with hazelnut praline and vanilla ice cream
- Ginger creme brulee with confit pineapple and caramel
- Cheese plate. A selection of Australian and international cheeses
This tour was a gift to my parents-in-law. Feedback was they loved it. All round fantastic and highly recommended.
The tour of this iconic building was interesting and informative. The performance of Carmen was more than enjoyable however the pre theatre meal in the adjacent Aria over looking Harbour Bridge and the adjacent Opera house was only surpassed by the service, presentation and quality of a fabulous meal. This rounded off a memorable end of QM2 cruise and a 4 day stay in Sydney.