- Enjoy a guided tour and a world class opera performance at the Sydney Opera House
- 3-course dinner at the award-wining exclusive Aria Restaurant
- 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
Start off your evening with a look behind the curtain on a 1-hour walking tour with an expert guide. Hear stories about the celebrated venue's history and backstage real-life dramas from an expert guide who shares insider tales of this venerable performing arts center. Then sit down to a pre-theater dinner at the Aria Restaurant, with three delicious courses that are beautifully presented in an elegant location within the opera house complex.
Finally, enjoy a sublime performance by Opera Australia to top off your red carpet experience (please see Itinerary below for details). Performances are held in the Opera Theatre, the second largest venue at Sydney Opera House, which seats 1,547 people. Subtitles in English are projected onto a screen above the stage for operas that are performed in their original language (mostly Italian). You also receive an exclusive Sydney Opera House gift to take home as a souvenir.
Choose from the following seating options:
- A Reserve tickets with dinner at Aria
- B Reserve tickets with dinner at Aria
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The ultimate femme fatale is here to stamp her feet, toss her hair and dance. Will she love Don José? Maybe. Will you fall for her sultry Habanera? Definitely. This new take on Bizet's famous opera hones in on the relationships at its heart, and the wild love that promises freedom while binding the lovers in an unbreakable web of fate.
June 2016: 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 29
July 2016: 1, 5, 9, 13, 15, 21, 23, 29
August 2016, 3, 9, 12
A powerful man. A past tragedy. A very present enemy. Personal sacrifice meets political thriller in this vast opera by a master of the genre. The opera's extraordinary musical demands and sprawling story make it a rarity on the opera stage.
July 2016: 26, 28, 30
August 2016: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 13
My Fair Lady (Musical)
On 15 March 1956, at the Mark Hellinger Theater on Broadway, something extraordinary happened that would change the course of music theater history forever: it was called My Fair Lady. A young newcomer, Julie Andrews, played the role of Eliza Doolittle in New York and London. It was only her second role on Broadway, and it was the role that would define her career and help catapult her to international stardom. Now, in the 60th anniversary year of the Broadway premiere, and in the 60th birthday year of Opera Australia, they have teamed up again with John Frost to recreate that sensational 1956 production with none other than Dame Julie Andrews at the helm as director. A stellar cast of Australian theater royalty will be specially assembled for this production of My Fair Lady.
September 2016: 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30
October 2016: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29
November 2016: 2, 3, 4
ARIA pre-theatre sample dinner menu:
Located on the doorstep of Sydney Opera House, ARIA combines fine food and wine and excellent service with spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and of course the Opera House, making ARIA one of Sydney's ultimate dining venues.
The ARIA bar boasts an impressive private wine cellar. Have the opportunity to sample some of Australia's rarest wines in addition to other fine wines from around the globe in an elegant space for a pre-dinner drink.
- 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 butterfish 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 kouign-amann 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 with a selection of Australian and international cheeses
This tour is fantastic and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Sydney.
The Opera House tour was very good especially if you just want an overview and haven't got time
for the longer tour.
The dinner at Aria restaurant was exceptional, the staff were very friendly and professional, the food was amazing!
The show we went to afterwards was very good.
Definitely a must do when in Sydney!!
What a Fabulous Night! Brilliant Tour Guide....... Impeccable Dinner At Aria.... And a Great night at the Theatre with Anything Goes!..... Faultless from Go To Whoa!....Thankyou Viator!
Excellent tour and show. Meal in a restaurant overlooking the harbour bridge and Opera House was top notch. Show was excellent with front row seats, certainly worth going for the top option.
Tour was great.
Dinner was awesome.
Opera was wonderful.
this was great-the tour guide was very knowledgable and the opera was great. the dinner was fancy-
Was really good, the tour was interesting and the dinner was delicious. The opera wasn't my thing but definantly worth the money
This was an amazing experience from start to finish! The tour guide was very knowledgable about the opera house complex and patiently answered all questions. She personally walked me to the Aria Restaurant where I experienced a fabulous meal. The opera was fantastic.
This tour was a gift to my parents-in-law. Feedback was they loved it. All round fantastic and highly recommended.
John Mackenzie United Kingdom
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.
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.