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The Opera Gala on New Year's Eve

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 the 9pm fireworks at interval.

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

One performance on Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Tuesday 31 December 2019 at 7:45pm

Standard tickets from $299 + $8.50 Booking Fee 

Ticket Description & price
Standard All Tickets
Platinum Reserve Allocation exhausted
Premium Reserve
A Reserve $439
B Reserve $379
C Reserve $299

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times

The authorised ticket agencies for this event are the Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below.

This show runs for approximately 2 hours 45 mins, with one interval timed for the 9pm fireworks.

Should ticket holders arrive late, they will be let in at an appropriate time.
Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

Recommended for audiences 8+ 

Young people under the age of 15 must be accompanied at all times

“Fantastic opera in a fantastic setting”

Wendy, TripAdvisor



This Event is:

Make this your most glamorous and memorable New Year ever

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 or a few drinks overlooking Sydney Harbour before you take your seats for the performance.

You’ll 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.

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.

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.

Creative Team

Brian Castles-Onion

Miranda Summers

Lighting Designer
Paul Collision

Sound Designer
Tony David Cray

Artist Information

Jonathan Biggins

Natalie Aroyan
Stacey Alleaume
Sian Sharp
Diego Torre
José Carbó

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**

Fireworks over Sydney Harbour  on New Year's Eve

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the authorised ticket sellers for this event?

The authorised agencies for this event are Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia.

Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered reliable.

The Sydney Opera House is the only authorised ticket seller for Events at the Sydney Opera House, unless we specify on our website that there are other authorised ticket sellers for a specific event.

If you purchase tickets from Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or any other unauthorised seller you risk that these tickets are fake, void or have previously been cancelled.

RESALE RESTRICTION APPLIES. For more details, please refer to our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events.

Do I have to get dressed up?

It’s a lot of fun to put on your glamorous best for a night at the opera, but casual dress is perfectly acceptable.

I have specific access needs. How can I plan my night?

We warmly welcome patrons with mobility issues, however entry to the Sydney Opera House on New Year’s Eve can be difficult and needs careful prior planning.

Any guests with access needs, particularly those with mobility support needs, must contact Sydney Opera House on 02 9250 7777 before the event to help plan their evening at the Sydney Opera House.

Patrons who require information about accessible transport should contact the Sydney New Year’s Eve Accessibility Officer on 02 9265 9333 or nyedisability@cityofsydney.nsw.

Can I arrive early?

We understand that you want to leave plenty of time to arrive at the Sydney Opera House on such a special night, however we suggest you don’t arrive before 4:30pm. The Southern Foyers will be open from 6pm, unless you have booked the pre-performance dinner.

Where's the best place to see 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.

When do I clap?

All applause will be gratefully received, although it is polite to wait until the singing has stopped. Don’t be alarmed if the people around you start stomping their feet at the end of the performance: this is an opera tradition to show your enjoyment and appreciation. Feel free to join in!

How do I get to the Sydney Opera House on NYE?

Plan ahead and allow extra travel time when arriving for an event or performance. Large crowds are expected and significant road closures will be in place.

Visitors to the Opera House are strongly encouraged to use public transport wherever possible. Please note: 

• Trains will not stop at Circular Quay station from 5pm until midnight on New Year’s Eve. Use Wynyard, Martin Place or St James stations instead.

• Buses will be relocated from Circular Quay to Martin Place from 2pm on New Year’s Eve, and relocated to Hyde Park from 6pm as CBD roads close. 

• Ferries will not stop at Circular Quay from 5pm on New Year’s Eve.

For up-to-date citywide transport information, visit or

The best way to enter the Opera House site is on foot via East Circular Quay. When the site reaches capacity and closes, pedestrian access will still be available for ticketholders via Macquarie Street. 

How do I get home by taxi?

Taxis cannot be booked to pick up in areas where there are road closures. If you wish to travel home by taxi, the closest secure taxi rank is located approximately a two-kilometre walk from Sydney Opera House, on Liverpool Street, between Wentworth Avenue and Elizabeth Street, south of Hyde Park. Further details at

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