No trip to Sydney is complete without witnessing a live performance in its most famous building, so prepare for the most impressive night you've ever had with an amazing performance by Opera Australia. This season includes legendary operas by Mozart and Puccini. Before the performance or at interval, enjoy drinks at the Sydney Opera House Northern Foyer bar, where you can admire stunning views of Sydney Harbour (drinks at own expense).
This years opera season promises to exceed all expectations as new stars join favorites from previous seasons to transport audiences to another world. Whether you’re an opera aficionado or just looking to add something special to your Sydney vacation, a performance at the Sydney Opera House — a UNESCO World Heritage site — isn't any old night at the opera! Performances take place in the Opera Theatre. With seating for 1,547 people, the theater is the Sydney Opera House’s second-largest venue. All operas are performed in their original languages (mostly Italian); English subtitles are projected onto a screen above the stage. Bars inside the Sydney Opera House open one hour prior to performance time — arrive early to enjoy a pre-theater drink (own expense) and admire the unbeatable views of Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge. See the Itinerary section below for details about the operas scheduled for the 2019 season.