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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
Phone Number:
+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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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... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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.

Thank Gabriela S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 

Thank Luca G
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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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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

Thank Karen B
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Not just the opera. We purchased tickets to two operas, Tosca and La Boheme, and took the 'Dinner is on us' package for D reserve tickets at $89 per person. The dinners, at Eastbank and Searock grill, were not worthy of the name and it is not great sitting through an Opera hungry! The performances themselves we okay, highlighted by... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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My wife and I arrived at Sydney at the end of a trans-Pacific cruise. She said she would like to go to the famous Opera House and see a performance of Tosca. It's not really my thing but I agreed to accompany her. We went in person to the booking office. A number of tickets were available. We settled for... More 

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Absolutely spellbinding!! The performance to the orchestral music was thrilling. I was mesmerized. I bought tickets on line from my home city when they first went on sale. Everything went smoothly. Fortunately I bought tickets for La Boheme because I haven't had enough. It's the best opera performance I've ever seen!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bought tickets online for the Opera and received a pop-up for a tour of the working space of Opera Australia. Why not, as it was only $20 and could be interesting. The physical building is located at Surry Hills near Central train station - this is not a tour of the Opera House. It was great! Helped along by a... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While in Sydney arranged to see La Boheme,my favourite opera. I must have seen it at keystroke four times in London. Excellent soloists. The orchestra were excellent. I wept buckets with the emotion of the whole performance. Congratulations on the production.

Thank Jo J

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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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