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Opera Australia

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Central Business District
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Address: 480 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 9318 8200
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

No trip to Sydney is complete without seeing an opera at the Sydney Opera...

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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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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Norman B
Forster, Australia
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Forster, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 ship was an added bonus. A most enjoyable event (except for the toilet queues).

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Tone K
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 sets very clever. Top class production values! And coupled with the most amazing backdrop of... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 on the Garden Terrace managed well. No,not cheap but where else........?. We sat in row... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. I would recommend taking the tour of the opera house before watching a performance, which... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 areas outside the concert hall. The only slight downside was 'ignorant' Asian girls incessantly playing... More 

Thank Doyoulikeourname
Rochester, NY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered that opera Australia was doing Carmen in Sydney Harbor on our last night of a two week tour of Australia and as we love opera and try to go wherever we are, we had to go. It was stunningly good and thebackdrop of Sydney harbor bridge and the opera house was gorgeous too. The voices were all excellent,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time in the Opera House. I was visiting from Canada and decided the ultimate experience would be to see a real Iive opera. I was not disappointed. From the initial walk around the building, watching a cruiseship leave on its journey, to the actual opera itself. La Traviata was beautiful. The singing was phenomenal and deserved... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right place with right partner The show touch my heart,,,,, Me with my gIrlfriend feel the TOP of our relationship,,,,,so AMAZING

Thank iBay B
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing performance at Mrs Macqauries Chair - met all the senses - beautiful backdrop, could have a snack and glass of wine and be totally relaxed and the music is just amazing - one of my favourite operas but even better with the screens showing the English translation, so much easier to understand the detail and subtleties.

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