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Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Peter Shaffer’s gripping Amadeus and exclusive food and beverage packages

Sydney – Tuesday 30 August, 2022. The Opera House today announced a lavish New Year’s Eve experience featuring the gripping new production of Amadeus, unparalleled views of the world-famous fireworks, an opulent dining experience, and a post-show party to ring in the new year. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 2 September.

Starring acclaimed Welsh actor Michael SheenAmadeus is a brand new production of Peter Shaffer’s Tony and Academy Award®-winning masterpiece that depicts the glorious artistic rivalry of two great classical composers – Salieri and Mozart. Combining theatre, opera and classical music with lavish costumes directed by Australian fashion house Romance Was Born, the production will be staged in the newly transformed Concert Hall from 27 December 2022 – 21 January 2023, as part of the Opera House’s year-long 50th anniversary celebrations.

The exclusive New Year’s Eve experiences include:

  • Pre-show dining experience – a two-course dinner of entrée and main followed by petit fours together with a two-hour beverage package, all served with spectacular views from the Concert Hall Northern Foyer. $392 per person. Price does not include performance ticket.
  • Post-show party – an unforgettable performance of Amadeus followed by canapés and three-hour beverage package. Party-goers enjoy exclusive access to both levels of the Concert Hall Northern Foyer and will ring in the new year with the world-famous midnight fireworks. $349 per person. Price does not include performance ticket.
  • Platinum – everything is taken care of with this all-inclusive package combining pre-show dinner, premium performance tickets, complimentary program, glass of champagne to be enjoyed at interval for the 9pm fireworks, and a post-show party with premium views of Sydney Harbour and midnight fireworks. $1479 per person. Price includes performance ticket.

Sydney Opera House Head of Contemporary Performance, Ebony Bott says: “Don your finest, most audacious fashion and experience an unforgettable New Year’s Eve in the newly-reopened Concert Hall. Amadeus is a classic play that has been loved by millions over the world for its smart, relatable human story about the pursuit of fame and greatness. Our gripping new production takes on one of the greatest plays of the 20th century and ambitiously reimagines it for the 21st century with Michael Sheen, one of the one of the world’s finest actors in the lead.”

About Amadeus
The performance reimagines the lives of Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in a narrative fuelled by power, jealousy, revenge, and symphonies. It’s directed by multi award-winning directorCraig Ilott(Smoke & Mirrors, American Idiot, Betty Blokk Buster Reimagined), and will feature forty performers, including actors, opera singers and musicians fromThe Metropolitan Orchestra. It brings to life Mozart’s timeless music, including; ‘The Magic Flute’, ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ and ‘The Abduction from the Seraglio’.

Michael Sheen is a multi-award-winning actor known for his extensive work across film, TV and stage that span Hollywood and independent productions, including: The Twilight Saga, Frost/Nixon, The Queen, Tron: Legacy, Masters of Sex and Good Omens. Sheen was nominated for an Olivier Award for his portrayal of Mozart in Amadeus at the Old Vic, London in 1998. Two Sydney-based actors will star in key roles: Heath Ledger Scholarship recipient Rahel Romahn (Here Out West, Shantaram, Lord of The Flies, THE PRINCIPAL) will play Mozart, and New York-trained Lily Balatincz (Constellations, The Eggs, Stop the Virgens) will perform the role of Constanze Mozart.


From October 2022, the Opera House kicks off a year-long season of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of Australia’s cultural icon. The full program of events and performances will be announced later this year and is enabled by the NSW Government’s Blockbusters Funding initiative.

WHEN:  31
 December 2022
WHERE:  Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
TICKETS: Individual tickets from $299 and packages from $349 + booking fee

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