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Opera Australia's
New Year's Eve

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.

Interval is timed for the 9pm fireworks and the Sydney Opera House stays open well past the midnight fireworks.

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.


★★★★★
“Excellent - An experience to remember.”

Trip Advisor 

The Merry Widow

This “shimmering all-singing, all-dancing Broadway style show” (The Sydney Morning Herald) is a frothy comedy packed with familiar waltzes and tuneful melodies.

It’s an opulent party, all glitz and glamour and Parisian charm. It’s an old-fashioned romance, flirty and funny and fabulous. It’s a Viennese waltz and you know all the steps.

From the sumptuous Art Deco era costumes to the stunning, geometric sets, the show is “visually stunning … sometimes you simply don’t know where to look” (The Sydney Morning Herald).

The vivacious Danielle de Niese plays the bubbly, beautiful Hanna: newly wealthy, newly widowed, and suddenly the hottest catch in town. 

Graeme Murphy brings his signature brand of lively choreography and deft direction to the dance-packed score.

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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.

Find out more

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 Opera Gala or The Merry Widow page.

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