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Amadeus: Primo Atto

The First Act

Celebrate the Opera House's 50th anniversary in style with the Amadeus: Primo Atto experience. 

Italian for 'first act', the Amadeus: Primo Atto experience is your chance to take 'dinner and a show' to the next level. Kick off your evening with a private tour of the Opera House's most enchanting places before sitting down to enjoy an indulgent three-course dinner with paired wines in one of the Opera House's most intimate spaces.

From there, be transported into a world of opulence and glamour as you sit in the best seats to enjoy the spectacle of Amadeus in the newly-reopened Concert Hall.

This is an exclusive small group experience limited to only 16 people per evening.
 

COVID-safe and event information

The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Opera House is our priority. When you return to the Opera House, you will notice some important changes that have been implemented to keep the community safe, which are regularly reviewed and updated in consideration of the Public Health Order prevailing at the time. Please follow our conditions of entry at all times:

  • Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask;
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage; and
  • Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

Please refer to our updated General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events for detailed information about our ticketing policies. These conditions may change between the time of purchase and the event date. Ticketholders will be contacted directly regarding any changes to their event.

Please check our plan your visit page prior to attending the Opera House for the most up-to-date information.

The Amadeus: Primo Atto experience is available for a limited time on selected dates from Thursday 5 January to Saturday 21 January 2023

Thursday          5 January        8pm
Friday                6 January       8pm
Saturday           7 January        8pm

Thursday          12 January      8pm
Friday               13 January       8pm
Saturday           14 January      8pm            

Thursday         19 January       8pm
Friday               20 January      8pm
Saturday          21 January       8pm

Standard pricing from $440 per person Includes booking fees. This is an exclusive small group experience limited to only 16 people per evening. See package inclusions.

PREMIUM TICKETS
Thursday night: $495 per person
Thursday night (non-alcoholic package): $475 per person

Friday and Saturday nights: $525 per person
Friday and Saturday nights (non-alcoholic package): $495 per person
 

A-RESERVE TICKETS
Thursday night: $460 per person
Thursday night (non-alcoholic package): $440 per person

Friday and Saturday nights: $485 per person
Friday and Saturday nights (non-alcoholic package): $460 per person
 

EXPERIENCE INCLUDES: 

  • One Premium or A-Reserve ticket to Amadeus (best available).
  • A ticket for a 1- hour guided Sydney Opera House Tour.
  • A decadent three-course dinner with entrée, main and dessert accompanied with sides and paired wines. 

The experience begins at 4.30pm from The Lounge where you will be greeted by a member of the Sydney Opera House's Welcome Team before heading off on your private tour lead by our expert tour guide.

After exploring the House, your tour guide will lead you to our new private dining space where you'll enjoy a glass of G.H MUMM Grand Cordon upon arrival before sitting down to enjoy an indulgent three-course dinner with paired wines.  From there you will be escorted to the Concert Hall to take your seats for Amadeus.

Note this is an exclusive small group experience limited to only 16 people per evening.

Our Reservations team will be in contact to confirm your performance tickets, your menu preferences, any dietary requirements and the details for your 1-hour Sydney Opera House Tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • No cancellation 30 days out of the performance date. Tickets may be exchanged - please contact the Reservations team at the Sydney Opera House. Cancellations must be provided by 5pm (local time). Beyond that time, we will charge the total price of the package. Non-arrival is equivalent to the total booked package price.
  • Your booking is confirmed. Sydney Opera House reserves the right to amend your booking if a computer, website or system error results in the display or communication of an incorrect price or other incorrect details relating to your booking. We will advise you as soon as possible in the event of such an error.
  • The booking fee is included in the package cost. 
  • Please see Sydney Opera House Trust ticket terms and conditions for cancellations or tickets exchange. Fees may apply. 

 

Event duration approximately 5 hours

  • The Sydney Opera House Tour is 1 hour
  • The three-course dinner is 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Duration of Amadeus performance is 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Note event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change. 

The experience is for ages 16+

Children under the age of 16 are not able to take part in this experience. 

Alcohol will only be served to patrons aged 18 years and over. You may need to present your photo ID to staff on the night. 

How to book the experience

To book a package, click Book Now to select your performance date.

Our Reservations team will be in contact to confirm your performance tickets, your menu preferences, any dietary requirements and the details for your 1-hour Sydney Opera House Tour.

If you have any questions or can no longer attend, please contact our Reservation team on 02 9250 7250 or tourism@sydneyoperahouse.com.


IMPORTANT CONDITIONS & POLICIES IN REGARD TO YOUR BOOKING

  • Children Policy 16 + only.
  • Minimum booking 1 person. 
  • The maximum group bookings are 6 people per event. For an event buy-out, please contact our Reservations team. See above for details.
  • All reservations must be paid with a valid credit card unless otherwise specified.       

Cancellation Policy

  • No cancellation 30 days out of the performance date. Tickets may be exchanged - please contact the Reservations team at the Sydney Opera House. Cancellations must be provided by 5pm (local time). Beyond that time, we will charge the total price of the package. Non-arrival is equivalent to the total booked package price.
  • Your booking is confirmed. Sydney Opera House reserves the right to amend your booking if a computer, website or system error results in the display or communication of an incorrect price or other incorrect details relating to your booking. We will advise you as soon as possible in the event of such an error.
  • The booking fee is included in the package cost. 
  • Please see Sydney Opera House Trust ticket terms and conditions for cancellations or tickets exchange. Fees may apply. 

 

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Ambition. Obsession. Betrayal.

Antonio Salieri may be a religious man but the vengeful dark of his desires are wholly unholy, and atonement won't come easy for the alleged murder of the world’s most famous composer - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His startling confession involves regency-sized egos, envy-inspiring concertos and dizzying mayhem. 

Watch as history’s most fictitious rivalry comes to life on the Concert Hall stage, as a gripping contemporary spectacle fuelled by ambition, obsession, and betrayal.

Find out more


Presented by the Sydney Opera House and Red Line Productions.

This project is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Blockbuster Funding initiative.

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Dine in desire 

Enjoy a glass of G.H MUMM Grand Cordon before sitting down to enjoy an indulgent private three-course dinner matched with paired wines in our newest intimate space. After dinner, you'll be accompanied to the Concert Hall to see Amadeus from one of the best seats in the House. 

Menu

Choose one of the following delicious dishes:

Entrée

  • Stuffed vine tomato, Persian feta, black olive crumb, basil crisp (gf, v); or
  • Olive oil poached salmon, buttermilk panna cotta, heritage beetroot, nasturtium (gf).

Main

  • Mixed mushroom and pumpkin wellington, parsnip puree, caramelised root vegetables (v); or
  • Confit Berkshire pork belly, carrot puree, braised red cabbage, salsa verde (gf, df).

Dessert

  • Chocolate dome, milk foam, raspberry coulis, resting on a bed of fairy floss.

Served with sides and matching wines.

*Please note menu items are subject to change depending on seasonality and availability.

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Discover the magic beneath the sails on a Sydney Opera House Tour 

The Sydney Opera House one hour guided tour has been reimagined and we’re excited to take you on a journey to uncover untold stories, anecdotes, and history – it has a story to tell, and now’s your chance to discover the magic beneath the sails. 

Frequently Asked Questions - COVID-19 Safety Measures

What safety measures have you implemented?

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of everyone on site, and we are closely following NSW Health guidelines and advice. The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government. For detailed information about our COVID-19 safety measures and what’s required of you when visiting, please see our plan your visit page.

What am I required to do as an audience member?

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.

As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.

Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

For detailed information about our COVID-19 safety measures and what’s required of you, please see our plan your visit page.

Do I need to be vaccinated to visit the Sydney Opera House?

The Sydney Opera House no longer requires patrons to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Am I required to wear a mask?

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.

How are you managing contact tracing? 

Contact information is required when making a booking with us and upon arrival at the Opera House, as set out in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events and our Customer Privacy Statement.

As the ticket purchaser, you are responsible for recording the contact details of your guests. Contact information will only be used for the purposes of contact tracing, if required, and will be deleted at least 28 days after your event.

Frequently Asked Questions - Amadeus: Primo Atto Experience

How do I book a package?

To book a package, click Book Now to select your performance date.

Our Reservations team will be in contact to confirm your performance tickets, your menu preferences, any dietary requirements and the details for your 1-hour Sydney Opera House Tour.

If you have any queries, please contact our Reservations team at tourism@sydneyoperahouse.com or call 02 9250 7250.

What happens if I can't make the experience?

Please contact our Reservation team on 02 9250 7250 or tourism@sydneyoperahouse.com as soon as possible to advise if you can no longer attend.

No cancellations 30 days out of the performance date. Tickets may be exchanged - please contact the Reservations team. Cancellations must be provided by 5pm (local time). Beyond that time, the total price of the package will be charged.

What are the transport options to the Opera House?

You can catch public transport to Circular Quay which is regularly served by public buses, trains and ferries and enjoy a 10 minute walk to the Opera House. 

If you’re getting dropped off in a car, head to the roundabout at the bottom of Macquarie Street where staff will direct you to a safe place to pull over.

Driving? Park in Wilson’s Car Park at the Opera House. Find out more here

Can you cater towards my dietary requirements? 

Yes, our Reservations team will be in contact to confirm any dietary requirements which we'll endeavour to cater to on the night. 

If you have any queries, please contact our Reservations team at tourism@sydneyoperahouse.com or call 02 9250 7250.

What time does the experience start and where do we meet?

A member of the Sydney Opera House Welcome Team will meet you in The Lounge at 4.30pm to kick off the evening. 

The Lounge is located in the Entry Foyer on Level 1 near the Main Box Office at the Sydney Opera House.

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What should I wear?

So long as you’re wearing shoes and a shirt, whatever you like. We’re pretty informal here at the Opera House. There’s no real dress code, so you’ll fit right in with casual attire. But, if you’d like to frock up, go for it! If it's a special occasion, dressing up makes everything 100% more enjoyable.

You’ll be on your feet for a guided tour, so flat comfortable shoes are recommended. Your feet will thank you! 

Will there be bag checks, and is cloaking available?

In accordance with our venue security procedures, Opera House security will be scanning and checking bags under the Monumental Stairs, prior to entering the building. Bags will be scanned by an x-ray machine, and staff will wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling your belongings, such as gloves. Cloaking facilities will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 60 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. However it is strongly encouraged that you travel lightly to minimise contact and queuing. Any bags larger than an A4 piece of paper will need to be checked into the Cloak Room.

On the tour, cameras are allowed and there are plenty of photo opportunities throughout the entire tour. Your tour guide will advise you whilst on tour if photographs are not to be taken inside any venues. Please note there is no video filming on the tour.

Mobile phones are permitted on the tour however please ensure they are switched off or on silent for the duration of the tour.

Will we go inside all the theatres on the tour?

You will have the opportunity to visit some of the Opera House’s many venues and theatres on this tour.

Please note that as we are a busy performing arts centre, venues and theatres are subject to availability at the time of your tour. 

Am I able to purchase a buy-out for the experience? 

The maximum group size for booking is 6 people per event. 

If you would like to book out the experience for a private function please contact our Reservations team at tourism@sydneyoperahouse.com or call 02 9250 7250.

Will the building maintenance works at the Opera House affect the tour?

The Opera House is currently undertaking critical maintenance works to address water leakage issues affecting the Lower Concourse. These necessary works are required to mitigate long-term water damage to the Opera House building and its structure. These works will not impact your visit, it's business as usual!

Do ensure that you arrive at the Sydney Opera House at least 15 minutes before your tour to allow sufficient time to cloak any bags and personal belongings.

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