5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)
Dinner, guided tour and an Opera Australia performance - experience the very best of Sydney on this all encompassing Sydney Opera House experience. Enjoy a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Opera House, a three-course dinner at one of Sydney's best restaurants and a ticket to an Opera Australia performance showcasing the best of Puccini, Mozart and Rossini!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided tour and a world class opera performance at the 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
  • 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

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

Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia Dinner Package

Sydney Opera House

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!

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
Likely to Sell-out! Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia Dinner Package regularly sells out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

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Itinerary

2014 Performances dates at the Sydney Opera House:

Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi’s dark tale glitters with passion and suspense in a glamorous new production at the Sydney Opera House.
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 13, 15, 19, 21, 23, 27, 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
Aug 1, 5, 7, 9, 12, 20, 26, 28

SAMPLE MENU

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.

Entree:
  • 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
Main:
  • 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

Dessert:

  • 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

Customer Reviews

John Mackenzie
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

This package is excellent value. As a group of four we had dinner at Aria until after the show, opting to kick back at the Opera Bar with drinks and nibbles before taking our seats at the Opera. Our seats were first class and our beautiful young guide during the tour was confident, vibrant and professional. We all loved the Magic Flute and enjoyed a fantastic dinner - with great menu options - while overlooking the harbour, the QE was moored at Circular Quay and of course the Opera House ever present.

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