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Opera Australia

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Address: 480 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 9318 8200
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Opera on Sydney Harbour: Carmen
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Handa production at Mrs Macquarie Point was brilliant! Sound was excellent. Subtitles were clear and unobtrusive. Choriography was clever. Wouldn't want to work on a stage at that... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Handa production at Mrs Macquarie Point was brilliant! Sound was excellent. Subtitles were clear and unobtrusive. Choriography was clever. Wouldn't want to work on a stage at that angle but everyone seemed to manage it well. Costumes were wonderful. Principals were very good.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As usual the opera on the harbour did not disappoint and this year the voices were beyond amazing. However I can honestly say the pre show food was disgusting. Have always expected to pay high prices for bland food but last night was the worst I have ever experienced. Really let the city of Sydney down. $108 for 1 bottle... More 

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Mendlesham, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We bought tickets to see La Traviata. Tickets were $200 which we thought was very cheap compared to concerts in the UK. Our seats were excellent. Half way up and to the side but amazing view. We were blown away by the experience and will stay in our memories for ever. No queuing for drinks or toilets. All amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked tickets to the March 24 performance of LaBoheme online from Canada in January/17 We picked up our tickets at the box office without issue. The Joan Sutherland Theatre is a lovely venue and the acoustics were fantastic. This was our third Opera and really the only one I enjoyed . The surtitles were very visible. The seats were... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

March 2017 I went to Opera's Greatest Hits in the Sydney Opera House. At nearly $200 for two people including fees this is something that you should avoid. I expected a part orchestra, costumes and drama instead it was formal wear, bland and a rushed performance covering just under 70 minutes, with the same singers joined by only a pianist... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Saw La Traviata opera at the Joan Sutherland theatre at The Sydney Opera House. Used Entertainment Book offer so obtained 2 for the price of 1 ticket. Excellent value and absolutely enjoyed the event.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I booked with my wife both the tour of the Opera House and La Traviata, the tour is nice a give you good information about the building from the concept to the long and difficult building process. La Traviata was very good, nice staging and good performance from all the singers. Our seats were far away but we had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to all three operas that are showing at the moment and they were all stunning. The sets in La Boheme and La Traviata were especially breath taking. The singing and the orchestra were marvellous and I thought the acting was superb. The Joan Sutherland theatre is a wonderful place for opera - you feel so close to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't see a show at the Opera house but, we got up super early to do the backstage tour. I am not someone who likes getting up early but, this was worth it. The tour is so cool. You get a behind the scenes look at all the theaters, some of the dressing rooms, the opera pits, trap doors,... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were very satisfied with great and wonderful opera. We were extremely impressed by all performers especially Alfred's father. As a traveller, the best thing I've done was buying opera tickets through online. La Traiata opera in Sydney Opera House was unforgettable experience. Thank you for all performers!

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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 or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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