Show up to the Sydney Opera House a little before showtime at 7:45pm.
The Opera Gala on New Year’s Eve at the celebrated Sydney Opera House promises a memorable evening of sublime opera performances and dazzling fireworks, the perfect way to welcome in the new year. A stellar line-up of opera stars perform pieces from masters such as Verdi, Bizet, and Puccini with musical accompaniment provided by the renowned Opera Australia Orchestra.
Plus your ticket to the Opera Gala puts you at center stage for Sydney's famous New Year's Eve fireworks display. During an intermission that coincides with the 9pm fireworks show, head to the viewing areas located outside the concert hall to watch as the city lights up with shimmering light displays. Enjoy the prime perspective on nearby Sydney Harbour Bridge, which plays a starring role in the New Year's Eve light show.
Even better, the Opera Gala ends around 10:30pm, leaving you plenty of time to make it to your next New Year’s Eve destination before midnight.