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The Joan Sutherland Theatre

La Bohème

On New Year's Eve

The original bohemian love story, set among the fishnets and fairy lights of 1930s Berlin. Interval is timed for the 9pm fireworks.

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre. | View Seat Map

“If you’re new to opera, La Bohème is one you must experience. If you’re prone to tears, this production will assist.” 
Herald Sun

This Event is:

A celebration of first loves

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.

You can enjoy the 9pm fireworks during the interval.

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. 

Make this your most glamorous and memorable 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.

Presented by Opera Australia

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 La Bohème or the entertaining Opera Gala.

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.

**PLEASE NOTE - Pre-performance Dinners are now sold out**

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 La Bohème.

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