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Opera Australia

480 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9318 8200
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No trip to Sydney is complete without seeing an opera at the Sydney Opera House. Opera Australia performs at the Sydney Opera House January-April and July-November every year. Opera Australia also performs at Arts Centre Melbourne and on the Sydney Harbour stage.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“la traviata” (31 reviews)
“concert hall” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
480 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9318 8200
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Reviewed May 30, 2017

While my wife and I were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary trip to New Zealand and Australia, my wife's birthday also fell within the dates of our trip. Long story short, I surprised her on her birthday with tickets to the Sydney Opera House performance...More

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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

Hi ptokjr, Happy 40th wedding anniversary and Happy Birthday! What a great surprise you had for your wife on her birthday- it sounded like you both had a wonderful evening at the opera and dinner. I am very sorry for your disappointment. Two Weddings, One...More

Reviewed May 29, 2017

We attended Two Weddings, One Bride on May 20. 2017 and were delighted by the excellent singing, fun story and totally enjoyable production. Loved the way EVERYONE was incorporated into the program (including the violin and piano). I was expecting more Gilbert and Sullivan than...More

Thank Bonnie H
Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

Hi Bonnie H, Thank you for joining us at Two Weddings, One Bride. I am very pleased you had a wonderful time and that you enjoyed the way everyone was incorporated into the program- its amazing how they do it. We agree, time really does...More

Reviewed May 28, 2017

We would highly recommend this comedic opera at The Playhouse Sydney Opera House. It was incredibly well performed, amazing voice projection and skills and just downright a fun evening all round. The Dictator character was thoroughly enjoyable. Sincerely Toni-Maree and Cameron Bishop Sarabah Estate Vineyard

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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

Hi Toni-Maree, Thank you for your glowing review! We are thrilled you enjoyed Two Weddings, One bride and our performers amazing voices. Yes, General Modiglani, he is definitely a funny character! We hope to see you at another opera soon! Regards, Shirley

Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Excellent evening at the Opera in the playhouse theatre. Funny and entertaining. Would recommend this and the concerts in the main theatre. Thankyou.

Thank Dave F
Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

Hi Dave, Thank you for attending the production of Two Weddings, One Bride. It's great to hear you found the show funny and entertaining! Thank you for your review and recommendation! We do hope to see you again at the opera. Regards, Shirley

Reviewed April 20, 2017

Over whelmed by the experience, backdrop and the harbour itself. Dining for most was not a problem as we stopped for a food break on the way down. Others in our group had no complaints. Apart from the show the sailing of a large cruise...More

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Shirley T, Director of Sales at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

Hi Norman B, We really appreciate your wonderful review and we are thrilled others in the group enjoyed the show too! We agree, the back drop and the view of the harbour is simply amazing and how lucky are you to see the sailing away...More

Reviewed April 20, 2017

Carmen was dissapointing. Costumes dull, generally lacking coulor. Props were too minimilist with some cool effects. Carmen was no Femme Fatale. Felt like she was from a high school musical with a better voice. Harbour and fireworks were amazing. but still a good night out.

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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

Hi Tone K, We are sorry to hear the production of Carmen was underwhelming and dissapointing. However, we are happy to hear your still enjoyed the fireworks and had a good night out! Regards, Shirley

Reviewed April 15, 2017

My husband and I recently travelled to Sydney from Brisbane to see Handa Opera’s performance of Carmen, on Sydney Harbour. All I can say is WOW!! What a stunning production, with wonderful performances from the principals and ensemble alike. The costumes are stunning, and the...More

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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

Hi karenY2830NP, Thank you for your amazing review! We are so thrilled you and your husband were able to travel all the way from Brisbane to see the wonderful performance of Carmen. The set designs, costumes and cast really do make for an outstanding experience....More

Reviewed April 7, 2017

The whole experience was fantastic! The Opera itself was world beating lay good and the setting is unique. The combination of stage,opera house and bridge in background with the harbour traffic cannot be found anywhere else. I thought the organisation was excellent with food service...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2017

Took my 19 year old granddaughter to see her first ever opera. Nothing could have been better than seeing La Traviata at the Sydney Opera House. We dined in the Benelong Restaurant which made a perfect evening and gave us such wonderful memories to share....More

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Reviewed April 5, 2017

My wife and I recently saw the last night of the production of La Traviata. It was our first time in the Opera House. We very much enjoyed the performance, the feel of the place and the outstanding views at the various bars and breakout...More

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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January 26, 2017|
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Response from OperaAust | Property representative |
Hi hipearl2016. Tosca is playing on 28 January. You can buy tickets by visiting the Opera Australia or Sydney Opera House website.
December 1, 2015|
Response from OperaAust | Property representative |
Hi EmmaAxel, Thanks for your question. All of our operas have English surtitles. They're shown on a board above the stage as the singers perform so you'll be able to follow the story in real time. Kind regards... More
Adriana L
November 24, 2015|
Response from OperaAust | Property representative |
Hi 2sdy, It can be fun to get dressed up for the opera, but it's by no means compulsory! You'll see people dressed differently at the opera so please wear whatever you'll feel comfortable in. Kind regards, Lara Customer... More