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