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Sydney Concerts & operas

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Sydney: Madama Butterfly Opera Ticket on Sydney Harbour

1. Sydney: Madama Butterfly Opera Ticket on Sydney Harbour

Witness the critically acclaimed and wildly popular Madama Butterfly, returning to the Handa on the Sydney Harbour stage. Watch the iconic show under the stars, with fireworks every night. Take advantage of pop-up bars and eateries at this impressive outdoor event. Take your seats overlooking ‘Paradise’ – complete with a bamboo grove, a giant moon, and a rising sun floating in the harbour. The picture-perfect backdrop of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge twinkles with thousands of city lights as night falls. For innocent Cio-Cio-San, love flutters on wings of desire. For brash Pinkerton, a flight of fancy is irresistible. On their wedding night, passions ignite. Yet, how ephemeral is their ecstatic embrace? Puccini’s intimate ode to unrequited love has always been shocking. East meets West, devotion meets disregard, expectation meets disappointment. In the clash, Cio-Cio-San’s dreams shatter. Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour is a “five star world-beating triumph, surely one of the most spectacular outdoor operas ever staged anywhere” (Time Out). Join us for Sydney’s best night out. 24 March to 23 April 2023 Tuesday to Sunday at 7:30pm (no performance on Good Friday, 7 April) Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point

Sydney: Opera House Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

2. Sydney: Opera House Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

Join a walking tour to explore the halls and foyer spaces of the Sydney Opera House with your entrance ticket. Learn what makes this building a World Heritage-listed masterpiece from your guide. You might catch a rehearsal in action or the crew working on a set. Discover the stories, history, and magic of the Sydney Opera House as you follow your guide underneath the sails and into the UNESCO World Heritage masterpiece. Explore some of the 1,000 rooms, 300 corridors, and hundreds of tales and secrets.  Step inside the inspired theatres where more than 1800 performances come to life each year and learn how the Danish architect Jorn Utzon's groundbreaking design and vision for world-class performing art came into existence.

Opera Performance Tickets at the Sydney Opera House

3. Opera Performance Tickets at the Sydney Opera House

No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to the Sydney Opera House, the city’s most famous building. And what better to do when visiting the Sydney Opera House than to spend a pleasant evening inside enjoying an opera performance. The season features some of the world’s favorite operas from composers such as Puccini, Verdi and Halévy. No matter what sort of entertainment you're in the mood for, there's always an opera to fit the bill. Typically, performances start at 07:30 PM and run for 2-3 hours, with an interval or 2. All performances have full English subtitles projected on a screen above the stage. Attila - October 29. November 1, 3, and 5.Il Trovatore - July 15, 19, 23, 25, 28, and 30.La Bohème - January 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 20, 25, 29, and 31. February 4.La Juive - March 9, 12, 15, 18, 22, 24, and 26.La Traviata - July 5, 8, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 27, and 29. October 22, 26, 28, and 31. November 2 and 4.Madama Butterfly - June 29. July 1, 7, 9, 11, 13, 16, 20, 22, 26, and 30.Otello - February 19 and 25. March 2, 5, 8, 12, 16, and 19.The Marriage of Figaro - January 27 and 29. February 1, 3, 5, 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18.Turandot - January 12, 15, 19, 22, 24, and 28. February 2, 5, 9, 12, 15, 17, and 26. March 5, 10, and 14. The Sydney Opera House has a range of eateries for all price types, including Bennelong and the Opera Kitchen.

Sydney: Opera House Tour with Meal and Drink

4. Sydney: Opera House Tour with Meal and Drink

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Sydney Opera House and a meal and drink from a selection at either the House Canteen or the Opera Bar. Take in sweeping views of Sydney Harbor and the iconic Harbour Bridge. On the tour of the opera house, experience the history and magic of the venue as you follow your guide underneath the sails and into the UNESCO World Heritage masterpiece. The Opera House features 1,000 rooms, 300 corridors, and hundreds of tales and secrets. Step inside the inspired theaters where more than 1,800 performances come to life each year. You will have the opportunity to visit some of the Opera House's many venues and theatres on this tour. After the tour, head to your choice of venue on the lower concourse level of Sydney Opera House: Either the House Canteen which has a pan-Asian inspired menu, or Opera Bar with modern Aussie classics. Easily redeem your ticket at the bar to choose one meal from a selection of options and a beverage of your choice (wine, beer, or soft drink).

Sydney Opera House: Verdi's Aida Opera Performance Tickets

5. Sydney Opera House: Verdi's Aida Opera Performance Tickets

Lose yourself in the monumental music of Aida, Verdi’s historic epic. Davide Livermore’s radiant production is a thrilling theatrical experience. Ten towering digital screens create ever-changing floor-to-ceiling set pieces. Immersive digital video design ranges from rich symbolism to vivid landscapes. Opulent costumes and props reflect the splendor of Egypt at the height of its power. Together with dramatic video, the massed grandeur of the famous Triumphal March is a visual and musical feast. Lorenzo Passerini and Tahu Matheson conduct two magnificent casts. Sensational American soprano Leah Crocetto performs as the enslaved princess, Aida, before Elena Guseva takes over. Elena Gabouri reprises her critically acclaimed turn as Aida’s rival, Amneris, sharing the role with the stunning Agnieszka Rehlis. Italian tenor Stefano La Colla performs as Radamès, the man they both love, sharing the role with Najmiddin Mavlyanov, making his Opera Australia debut.

Sydney: 4-Hour Private Harbor Cruise & Opera House Views

6. Sydney: 4-Hour Private Harbor Cruise & Opera House Views

1. Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia, pass by without stopping 2. Barangaroo Reserve, Hickson Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia, pass by without stopping 3. Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales 2060 Australia, pass by without stopping 4. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia, pass by without stopping 5. Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia, pass by without stopping 6. Mrs Macquarie's Chair, 1D Mrs Macquaries Rd The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia, pass by without stopping 7. Athol Bay Beach, Mosman, New South Wales Australia, pass by without stopping 9. Kirribilli House, 109 Kirribilli Ave, Kirribilli NSW 2061, Australia, pass by without stopping

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Our tour guide was very knowledgeable so made it a very interesting tour. We were disappointed we could not join our 2 friends on the Thursday so we did the tour on the Wednesday @ midday. Would certainly recommend the tour to fellow travellers.

First opera ever in my life. It was a wonderful experience to watch an opera in THE opera house. It’s worth the experience to see a show there to get the full experience

is very informative, nice to see different theaters, stairs are spread out but if have significant mobility issue make sure to take the tour that uses elevators

It was great to hear my favorite operas in person, and even better to hear arias sung by great singers in my dream Sydney Opera House.

absolutely amazing our tour guide nick was awesome