Make your own way to Sydney Opera House for this gorgeous production of Sydney Opera House: The Opera. Choose your desired seats for the outdoor show, which takes place on the 328-foot (100-meter) wide steps of the Opera House — transformed into a stage with seating for an audience of 3,000 people.
The real life story of the construction of the Sydney Opera House has more plot twists than your typical opera. Based on real events, the opera recreates settings as diverse as Mexico, Denmark, the Royal Yacht and a backyard barbecue in Sydney. A dozen of Australia’s finest young singers play the roles of more than 40 characters who took part in the building of the Sydney Opera House: the NSW Premier, a government engineer and a Sydney socialite. The fabulous Gerry Connolly plays the Queen.
Fast-paced onstage action is complimented by moving platforms, lighting effects and projections that display historic photos of Bennelong Point when it was a tram depot and building site. The look of the theater and food outlets were designed by young Australian architects who incorporated historical artifacts and Max Dupain's iconic photographs of the Opera House under construction.
Enjoy a memorable trip back in time with beautiful music and staging.
Open from 5pm will be five pop-up bar restaurants located on the Forecourt of the Sydney Opera House exclusive to the Sydney Opera House: The Opera performance.
The Premier's Bar
As the scrumptious smell of something delicious thrown on the barbie fills The Premier’s Bar, step back in time to Sunday dinner at Mum’s place, when life was simple and finding makeshift wickets for the backyard cricket game was the evening’s only worry.
The Queen's Bar
A stylish little hole-in-the-wall, serving up thirst-quenching delights fit for a queen.
The Engineer's Bar & The Maestro's Bar
Jolly good spots for jolly good chaps. While away the hours on the Eastern Forecourt, enjoying berries from the sunshine coast and shrimp from Jervis Bay; delicious locally sourced produce for a menu full of local favorites.
The Architect's VIP Bar
Ponder the wonders of the Sydney Opera House, an architect's dream, from the comforts of the venue's VIP space. Come take a seat, and enjoy a pre-performance or interval cocktail with Cintra Estate Australian-grown olives. Feeling like something more? You can order off The Maestro's Bar menu too.