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Opera Australia's
New Year's Eve

The best New Year's Eve of your life is waiting at the Sydney Opera House this December.

Dress up to the nines, kick up your heels and leave the crowds behind as you stroll towards the iconic sails.

Enjoy a magnificent pre-performance dinner overlooking Sydney Harbour before you take your seats for the performance.

Choose between a sumptuous production of Puccini’s La Bohème or the glorious Opera Gala to hear some of Opera Australia's finest performers join with the 60 piece Opera Australia Orchestra for a concert of some of opera’s most impressive arias.

You can enjoy the 9pm fireworks during the interval for both events.

After the show, make your evening even more special with tickets to our exclusive midnight party. Held in the Northern Foyers of the Opera House, this event includes drinks, canapes and entertainment – and of course, a great vantage point for Sydney’s famous NYE 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.

So go on, make this your most glamorous New Year ever.

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

Some fireworks are visible from the Southern Foyers inside Sydney Opera House at midnight, but you may not have a view of Sydney Harbour Bridge.


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

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La Bohème

With the flickering of a candle, love sparks. Two hands meet in the dark and four friends' lives are changed forever.

The way that first love grabs hold and floods you with something you've never felt before. The fire that burns the first time jealousy flares. The growing up you do in the instant that you realise love can't last forever. Puccini takes these achingly human feelings and sets them to music — music that soars with the ecstasy of love, crackles with the pain of jealousy and cries with the agony of loss.

Some human emotions are too big for words alone, and for that, we have music. La Bohème exposes your soul to the feelings that only music can express.

Gale Edwards’ glittering production is set among the fishnets and fairy lights of 1930s bohemian Berlin

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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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Pre-Performance Dinner

Look out over Sydney Harbour as you dine on a three-course menu, matched with premium wines and beverages in the Northern Foyer from 5:30pm.

To book, select 'packages' and add your pre-performance dinner alongside your tickets for The Opera Gala or La Bohème.

Midnight Party

Enjoy canapés, drinks and live entertainment at the conclusion of the performance, 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, select 'packages' and add the Midnight Party alongside your tickets for The Opera Gala or La Bohème.

The Platinum Package

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

To book, select the platinum package option on The Opera Gala or La Bohème page.