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New Year's Eve

at Sydney Opera House

Make this your most glamorous and memorable New Year ever.

New Year's Eve is the night when Sydney puts on the bling, kicks up its heels and shows the world what a gorgeous thing it is, as a festival of fire explodes across the midnight sky.

Ringside seats to the greatest show on earth are hard to come by, but we've saved some great ones, and you're invited.

Leave the crowds behind as you enter the Sydney Opera House.

Choose between two performances: a full performance of The Merry Widow or the entertaining Opera Gala.

Then, with a heart full of song, watch the fireworks the whole world watches. Interval is timed for the 9pm fireworks and the Sydney Opera House stays open well past the midnight fireworks.

There’s nowhere in the world like Sydney on New Year’s Eve and there’s nowhere closer to the action than Sydney Opera House. Make this your most glamorous and memorable New Year ever.

For the best viewing of the midnight fireworks, book tickets to the exclusive Midnight Party, overlooking Sydney Harbour with fantastic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

If you’re unable to attend the Midnight Party, there are a limited number of viewing areas you'll be able to access following the performance. Please note that these spaces are limited and cannot be guaranteed.

 


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The Opera Gala

Step into the Sydney Opera House's magnificent Concert Hall to watch the Opera Gala concert. Be entertained with favourites by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and more.

Then, with a heart full of song, watch the fireworks the whole world watches. Interval is timed for the 9pm fireworks and the Sydney Opera House stays open well past the midnight fireworks.

There’s nowhere in the world like Sydney on New Year's Eve and there's nowhere closer to the action than Sydney Opera House. Make this your most glamorous and memorable New Year ever.

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The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow is a delicious confection: a light-hearted look at love amid the champagne and glitter of Art Deco France. Ladies sweep into ballrooms in silk fishtail gowns, and dapper gents in suits and patent leather shoes kiss your hand and fill up your dance card.

Australian-born international star Danielle de Niese plays the beguiling widow, inadvertant heiress of a city's fortune after just eight days of marriage. Fearing the loss of their riches, the society set are determined that she must wed a local, and soon, before any foreigner catches her gaze. But she's got a history with the man they've got in mind, and to complicate matters, the widow isn't the only one turning heads. There's plenty of love to go around in this story of amorous encounters and elegant romance.

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Pre-Performance Dinner

Look out over Sydney Harbour as you dine to a three-course menu, designed by Matt Moran of ARIA Restaurant, matched with premium wines and beverages in the Northern Foyer from 5:30pm.

To book, add your pre-performance dinner when you book your tickets for The Opera Gala or The Merry Widow.

Midnight Party

Enjoy canapés, drinks and live entertainment from 10:30pm, with views of the midnight fireworks from the Northern Foyers.

For the best viewing of the midnight fireworks, book tickets to this exclusive party, overlooking Sydney Harbour with fantastic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Please be aware that this event is very popular, so the balconies will be crowded during the fireworks. 

To book, add the Midnight Party when you book your tickets for The Opera Gala or The Merry Widow.

The Platinum Package

For the ultimate New Year's Eve experience book a Platinum Package, including pre-performance dinner, Premium seats at the performance of your choice, a program, drink at interval, and the Midnight Party.

To book, select the platinum package option from the Merry Widow or Opera Gala page.