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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 the 9pm fireworks at interval.

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

“Fantastic opera in a fantastic setting”

Wendy, TripAdvisor

 

 

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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

Conductor
Brian Castles-Onion

Director
Miranda Summers

Lighting Designer
Paul Collision

Sound Designer
Tony David Cray

Artist Information

Host
Jonathan Biggins

Featuring
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**

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.

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