13 - 22 December 2023
In the Playhouse
Kids & Families
Christmas Holiday Performance | Ages 3+ | Watch with delight as world-renowned pianist, Simon Tedeschi, assumes the persona of the musical wunderkind himself, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in this interactive introduction to the world of classical music.
|Wednesday 13 December 2023
|Thursday 14 December 2023
|Friday 15 December 2023
|10am, 11.45am, 2pm
|Saturday 16 December 2023
|Sunday 17 December 2023
|10am, 11.45am, 2pm
|Tuesday 19 December 2023
|Wednesday 20 December 2023
|10am, 11.45am, 2pm
|Thursday 21 December 2023
|Friday 22 December 2023
|10am, 11.45am, 2pm
*Audio described performance
Groups of 6 or more save on this performance.
Please call +61 9250 7700 for more information.
Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.
The authorised agency for this event is Sydney Opera House. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the frequently asked questions below.
Sydney Opera House Insiders
9am, Tuesday 23 May 2023
What’s On e-newsletter on-sale
9am, Wednesday 24 May 2023
General Public tickets on-sale
9am, Friday 26 May 2023
There are a number of wheelchair and companion seating locations available.
Audio described performance
10am Thursday 21 December 2023
An audio description service to enhance the experience of customers who are blind or have low vision is offered for selected performances at the Sydney Opera House. This is a live commentary of the visual elements of a performance, by trained audio describers. Audio description is relayed via a free headset and receiver linked to the FM radio system.
Pre-show Tactical Tour
9am Thursday 21 December 2023
Tactile tours allow patrons who are blind or have low vision to have a hands-on experience. Patrons are given access to costumes, props and stage set in order to capture the atmosphere of the work. Tactile tours occur before the performance. Book online using the Audio Described price type, call 02 9250 7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about accessibility at Sydney Opera House
Meeting Mozart runs for approximately 45 minutes.
Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.
Suitable for all ages 3+.
Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times.
The Opera House is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children that visit or engage with us. Read our Child Safety Policy
CDP Theatre Producers
Simon Tedeschi, Eva Di Cesare & Tim McGarry
Eva Di Cesare
Discover the magic of Mozart
Join the mischievous Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, his wife and muse Constanze, and a string quintet on a journey to discover some of Mozart’s best-known and beloved music—from variations on ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ to his large-scale orchestral pieces.
With a string quintet of live musicians on stage, explore the instruments, scores and themes within the music, while peeping behind the curtain at the life of the musician behind them. Meeting Mozart aims to instil a love of classical music in your little ones in an environment that is full of laughter, participation and elaborate costumes!
Sydney Opera House Presents a CDP Kids Production
Simon Tedeschi is one of Australia’s most renowned classical pianists. Recipient of the Young Performer of the Year Award, the Creativity Foundation’s Legacy Award (USA), the New York Young Jewish Pianist Award and a Centenary of Federation Medal, he has performed for audiences, royalty and world leaders worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall via Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.
Acclaimed by respected critics and peers as “true greatness” (Sydney Morning Herald), Simon Tedeschi performed his first Mozart piano concerto in the Sydney Opera House at the age of nine, later studying in the USA and performing with the Colorado, Fort Worth and Illinois Symphony Orchestras. Since returning in 2009, he regularly performs as soloist with all the major Australian symphony orchestras, and tours nationally for festivals, venues and presenters including Musica Viva Australia both solo and in chamber recitals.
A performer with over 15 years’ experience, Emily is especially known for her comedy and character work.
She has worked as an actor for Sport for Jove, Arena Theatre Company, MTC, Melbourne Playback Theatre Company and CDP Theatre Producers and in 2018 played Julia Gillard, Dame Nellie Melba, Mary McKillop and Margaret Court in True Blue Revue for Return Fire Productions.
Emily has received much critical acclaim for her solo shows, winning multiple awards for Cannonball (Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award and Best Solo Show NZ Fringe), and a Green Room Award for her debut cabaret Hello You.
She has worked extensively in comedy, sketch and improvisation with Spontaneous Broadway, Random Musical, and Impro Melbourne, and has appeared in a number of TV programs including Get Krack!n, The Dr Blake Mysteries, Home and Away and It’s A Date. Her solo shows Pet and Backwards both played to sold out crowds at Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Our foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars.
All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer.
The Sydney Opera House Car Park, operated by Wilson Parking, is open and available to use. Wilson Parking offer discounted parking if you book ahead. Please see their website for details.
Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a six min walk to the Opera House.
The health and wellbeing of everyone attending the Opera House is our top priority. We’re committed to making your experience safe, comfortable and enjoyable, with a number of measures in place including regular cleaning of high-touch areas, air conditioning systems that maximise ventilation, and hand sanitiser stations positioned in all paths of travel. We remind our audiences and visitors to please stay home if you feel unwell. If you need to discuss your ticketing or booking options, contact our Box Office team on 02 9250 7777.
The health and wellbeing of everyone attending the Opera House is our top priority. We have a number of safety measures in place including regular cleaning of high-touch areas, air conditioning systems that maximise ventilation, and hand sanitiser stations positioned in all paths of travel. While face masks are no longer required, we ask all our patrons and visitors to practise good hygiene. Please stay home if you feel unwell and read more about our flexible ticket options.
The Sydney Opera House no longer requires patrons to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Frequently asked questions
Ticket purchases and collection at our Box Office is discouraged and eTicket or postal delivery methods should be used, wherever possible. However, if you are collecting your tickets from the Box Office, we recommend doing this at least 60 minutes before the event starts. If you have already received your tickets, the venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Please take your seats as soon as you arrive.
If you are late, we will seat you as soon as we can and, where possible, in your allocated seat. However, to reduce movement in the venue as well as minimise disruption to the performance and other patrons, ticketholders may be seated in an allocated latecomer’s seat. Please be aware that some events have lock-out periods. In these cases, latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. On occasions, this may not be until the interval, or at all where there is no interval.
Details of our right to refuse admission can be found in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Events.
In accordance with our venue security procedures, Opera House security will be scanning and checking bags under the Monumental Stairs, prior to entering the building. Bags will be scanned by an x-ray machine, and staff will wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling your belongings, such as gloves. Cloaking facilities will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 60 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. However it is strongly encouraged that you travel lightly to minimise contact and queuing. Any bags larger than an A4 piece of paper will need to be checked into the Cloak Room.
Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Babies aged 0-2 years old at the time of a performance may be seated on an adult’s lap. Children 2 years and older will need to hold a standard ticket.
Children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a face mask.
The authorised agency for this event is the Sydney Opera House.
Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered reliable. If you purchase tickets from a non-authorised agency such as 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.
Please contact Box Office on 9250 7777 as soon as possible to advise if you can no longer attend. If you can no longer attend because you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone displaying COVID-19 symptoms, the Opera House has introduced flexible ticketing options to help you. Find out more about flexible ticketing options.
Foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars.
The venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances.
Please bring a credit or debit card for any on site purchases to enable contactless payment. You’re welcome to bring your own water bottle but no other food and drinks are permitted inside our venues. Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen and Portside are also available for you to enjoy.
All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and Western Foyers. The public lift to the foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres consistent with COVID-safe rules.
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