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The Opera Gala

On New Year's Eve

Step into the magnificent Concert Hall to watch the Opera Gala, a concert of popular arias by Verdi, Puccini, and Rossini, with Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks at interval.

In the Concert Hall, our largest venue. | View Seat Map

“Fantastic opera in fantastic setting”

Wendy, TripAdvisor

 

 

This Event is:

Electric
Entertaining
Memorable
Fireworks
Opera Australia's New Year's Eve
Make this your most glamorous and memorable New Year 's Eve yet. Choose between two Opera Australia offerings: a full performance of The Merry Widow or the entertaining Opera Gala.

Make this your most glamorous and memorable New Year ever

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

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.

CREATIVE TEAM / ARTIST INFORMATION

Conductor    Brian Castles-Onion
Director    Johanna Puglisi
Lighting Designer    Paul Colllinson
Starring
Emma Matthews
Sian Pendry
Diego Torre
José Carbó
Hosted by    Jonathan Biggins

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.

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.

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 when you book your tickets.

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