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Our most recommended Sydney Concerts & operas

Sydney: Miss Saigon by Opera Australia at Sydney Opera House

1. Sydney: Miss Saigon by Opera Australia at Sydney Opera House

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s award-winning musical Miss Saigon is one of the most stunning theatrical experiences of our time. Direct from the West End and Broadway, experience this epic love story of passion and tragedy at the iconic Sydney Opera House this August. Seen by 38 million people worldwide, this production is more thrilling than you have ever seen before with critics calling it “spectacular," a “musical masterpiece,” and “mind-blowingly brilliant." From the creators of Les Misérables, the soaring musical score features hits including “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Last Night of the World,” and “The American Dream.”

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. The story of the Opera House rivals any dramatic opera for plot twists and jaw dropping cliff-hangers. Step inside and explore beyond the magnificent sails to hear the stories behind Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s remarkable design. On this one-hour guided tour you’ll discover the intricate workings of a living, breathing icon.

Sydney: La Traviata at the Sydney Opera House

3. Sydney: La Traviata at the Sydney Opera House

Immerse yourself in Director Sarah Giles' La Traviata, a glittering production that shows the heartache behind glamour. Book tickets to this outstanding opera and enjoy a breathtaking rendition of this classic inside Sydney's iconic Opera House. Learn the story of Violetta, a coveted Paris courtesan desired by many. Discover the ardent Alfredo who will change her life forever. Take part in a fresh production that invites new questions, such as who this woman is beyond the sparkling salon and how she could break free of her past. From the vivacious chorus of the famous ‘Brindisi’ to Violetta’s soaring ‘Sempre Libera’ and the breathless notes at the opera’s tragic end, allow Verdi’s music to create a thrilling, emotional experience.

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).

Opera Performance Tickets at the Sydney Opera House

5. 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. La Traviata - January 2, 4, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20*, 27, 30. February 10*, 22, 24, 28. March 2, 7, 9, 14. Orpheus and Eurydice - January 12, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27*, 31. February 3. The Magic Flute - February 1, 3*, 6, 10, 14, 17, 23, 29. March 2*, 5, 8, 11, 13, 16. Idomeneo - February 20, 24*, 27. March 1, 6, 9, 12, 15. Theodora - Feburary 8, 9. Matinee performances are noted with *. The Sydney Opera House has a range of eateries for all price types, including Bennelong and the Opera Kitchen.

Sydney: The Magic Flute at Sydney Opera House

6. Sydney: The Magic Flute at Sydney Opera House

Escape into the enchanted world of The Magic Flute for a fabulous adventure. A noble hero and his loveable sidekick must rescue a princess in mortal danger. You’ll meet surprises at every turn, and with the Queen of the Night pulling the strings, not everything is as it seems. Mozart wrote The Magic Flute for people from all walks of life to enjoy. A masterpiece of humanity and musical delight, this work has been globally popular from the Enlightenment era into the digital age. This summer, The Magic Flute will delight you with its big heart, adventurous spirit and unforgettable music. This bright new production from some of Australia’s best creative minds is a journey for all ages. Award-winning director Kate Gaul teams up with acclaimed costume designer Anna Cordingley to create a brilliant adventure with lashes of magic. Performed in English, it’s a great choice for opera first-timers. Conductor Teresa Riveiro Böhm makes her Opera Australia debut with a stellar cast of Australian audience favourites including Stacey Alleaume as Pamina, Kanen Breen, David Parkin and musical theatre lead Ben Mingay as Papageno.

Sydney: Great Opera Hits Ticket at the Sydney Opera House

7. Sydney: Great Opera Hits Ticket at the Sydney Opera House

Stroll down to the Sydney Opera House and join the stars of Opera Australia for a concert of the greatest hits of opera. Listen to famous arias from Bizet, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and more performed by some of Opera Australia’s finest opera singers, accompanied by piano.

Sydney Opera House: VIP Backstage Tour & Breakfast

8. Sydney Opera House: VIP Backstage Tour & Breakfast

Arrive at Stage Door for this backstage experience, and join an intimate tour group to begin your exploration. Experience first-hand what it’s like to walk through Stage Door where thousands of actors, performers and famous names have walked before. Get ready to explore places usually off limits to the general public to find out how the magic of theatre happens. Learn about the real-life stories and insider secrets that take place behind the curtain.  Discover what makes the Sydney Opera House both a world-renown icon and a world-class performance venue. Complete the experience with a delicious breakfast in the Green Room - the exclusive domain of our crew and performers.

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,748 reviews

I highly recommend you to enjoy Sidney Opera House from in and out. The performance was great! If your budget is limited, just book cheapest entry ticket and you will feel rewarded. That's what I did.

Lovely tour. There are 200 stairs but not all at once so you can pace yourself. Get tickets well in advance. Also, you are very close to the Botanic Garden. Set aside 30minutes for this as well.

Excellent, be prepared to walk or request tour without stairs. Book your tour in advance since they often sell out by the day of the tour.

Tour guide was awesome, very informative and personable. Food selection after the tour was good and what we had was very good.

It was really informative and our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the Opera House. Really enjoyed the experience