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Opera Australia

480 Elizabeth St, 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. Most performances start at 7.30pm and run 2–3 hours with an interval. There is no dress code. English translations are projected above the stage for all operas sung in foreign languages. Selected operas in the season will also have Simplified Chinese translations (Carmen, La Traviata, Opera on Sydney Harbour and Aida).
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480 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see the new production of Carmen at SOH at the week-end. As ever, the music was sublime and the orchestral sound has really benefited from the renovations to the orchestra pit. The conductor was totally immersed in the performance and appeared to know...More

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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Andrew, Thank you for your review. I like to watch the conductor at performances, too. They emote so much as they conduct! I have passed your feedback about the surtitles and costumes on to our team. We hope to see you at Sydney Opera...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Experiencing an opera at the Sydney Opera House was a major item on my bucket list, and my bucket overflowed when it turned out CARMEN was on stage the night I wanted to attend. What a delightful production, in thoroughly modern style. There must have...More

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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi homehunter808, Thank you for your positive feedback. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the production so thoroughly! I'm always a little taken aback by a stage full of performers- in the best way, of course! We hope to see you again at Sydney Opera...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were in town on a first time tour of Sydney and decided to get tickets to the Opera. We both just loved the Merry Widow!!! It was just fantastic!! The singing and dancing were amazing, amongst the entire cast! The set...More

Thank Sarah S
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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Sarah, Thank you for your feedback. I agree- you simply can't beat the experience of going to an opera at Sydney Opera House when you're in Sydney! We hope to see you again at the opera soon. Regards, Shirley

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the initial champagne on the balcony of the Opera House, enjoying the iconic views and atmosphere, our night was a joy. The production of The Merry Widow on February 1st made us laugh, cry, sing and quite genuinely feel so blessed we had this...More

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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi PengoverSue, Thank you for your positive review. It sounds like you had a wonderful evening visiting Sydney Opera House- i'm glad our production of The Merry Widow was a part of it! We hope to see you again at the opera soon. Regards, Shirley

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Merry Widow is a wonderful opera to see, fabulous production, recommend for all to see,. Absolutely enjoyable evening, Opera house is a marvelous venue.

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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi deem653, Thank you for your positive feedback. I love going to visit Sydney Opera House- the beautiful views never get old! We hope to see you again at the opera soon. Regards, Shirley

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for the Merry Widow for the evening of the 31st.January with very good viewing seats in the L row Initially I had doubts re whether I would enjoy the show but soon after the commencement my doubts soon vanished Every aspect of the...More

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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi John, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the production. The choreography was a real highlight for me, too. We hope to see you at the opera again soon. Regards, Shirley

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous production, beautiful costumes + set and wonderful singing. A brilliant night out in a stunning location.

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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi LiverpoolSmiley, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the production- I agree that the costumes are absolutely stunning! We hope to see you again at Sydney Opera House soon. Regards, Shirley

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the opera last night to watch ‘A Merry Widow’ - wonderful evening, beautiful building, enjoyed so much would visit again if I had time.

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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi MarilynLewisx, Thank you for your positive feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed The Merry Widow- Sydney Opera House really is a spectacular building. We hope to see you at the opera again soon. Regards, Shirley

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I saw 'The Merry Widow' at the Opera House. Before the show we had dinner at the 'Northern Foyer Restaurant'. Most of the staff was unaware of the location of it, but were able to point us to people who could help...More

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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Contruba, Thank you for your positive feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal, and the intimacy of the newly opened Northern Foyer Bar. I agree- seeing an opera at Sydney Opera House really is a 'must'! We hope to see you again at Sydney...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Sydney Opera House for a performance of the Merry Widow. The setting was beautiful, the singers superb and the choreography wonderful. It was a superb night out in a wonderful venue. The comic timing was great. The opera production was as good...More

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Shirley T, Guest Relations Manager at Opera Australia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Sian789, Thank you for your positive feedback. What a great compliment! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your evening- I thought that the comic timing in this opera was of a fantastic standard, too. We hope to see you again at Sydney Opera House...More

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hipearl2016
26 January 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.
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EmmaAxel
1 December 2015|
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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
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Adriana L
24 November 2015|
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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
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