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Experience New Year’s Eve at the Iconic Sydney Opera House

July 9, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Opera Australia has announced details of a truly memorable evening full of glitz, glamour and excitement on New Year’s Eve at the stunning Sydney Opera House.

There are two spectacular performances to choose from, in addition to pre-show drinks, fine dining and a midnight party. The only way to experience NYE at the Sydney Opera House – complete with show, fireworks and unforgettable memories – is with a special package from Opera Australia.

Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Sydney Harbour, this unforgettable event incorporates everything you need to see in the New Year with style, from wonderful performances the world-famous Midnight Party.

In the Concert Hall the annual Opera Gala (a favourite for young couples proposing!) will feature a remarkable line-up of Australian and international singers together with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. They perform popular hits of opera like “Nessun Dorma” (from Turandot), the “Pearl Fishers Duet”, the “Lakme Duet”, the “Brindisi” (from La Traviata) and “I Could have Danced All Night (from My Fair 346403_num905715_600x600Lady).

In the other sail of the Sydney Opera House – in the Joan Sutherland Opera Theatre – is a stunning production of La bohème. This award-winning production is renowned for its glamorous staging, including a magnificent party scene, a fully rotating set with two-tiered balconies and a glorious painted backdrop.

“Any performance at Sydney Opera House is an exciting event. But the combination of one of my favourite roles, in one of my favourite operas, on such a special night is extraordinary!” Nicole Car, OA soprano – ‘Mimi’ in La bohème

Performances are timed perfectly for you to take in the spectacle of not one but two incredible fireworks shows from the Sydney Opera House’s exclusive harbourside vantage point while enjoying a glass of champagne with someone special. And at the end, audiences from both performances join with the singers to toast the New Year, at the stylish Midnight Party, held in the northern foyer overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There is simply no better place to see in 2016!

“A night at Sydney Opera House is the best way to experience Sydney on New Year’s Eve,” says Lyndon Terracini, Artistic Director of Opera Australia.

“Not only are guests be treated to the glamour and romance of Opera Australia’s spectacular opera La bohème and the Opera Gala, but they will also have the city’s best view point for the famous fireworks on the harbour – without a doubt the best in the world.

“Everyone should do this at least once in their lifetime,” he said.

“Spent New Year’s Eve watching La Bohème and enjoying dinner at the Sydney Opera House beforehand, champagne reception at the interval and midnight fireworks party… definitely worth every penny!” UK tourist review, Trip Advisor.

This must-experience evening at Sydney Opera House is best enjoyed with the Platinum Package – the gold standard – including pre-performance dinner, the very best seats at the Gala Concert and entry to the Midnight Party.

New Year’s Eve Platinum Package

TICKETS: On sale now.

PRICES: Choose from $1,100 for the Gala Concert or $1,180  for La bohème


  • Three-course dinner by Matt Moran (of ARIA) matched with premium wines and beverages in the Northern Foyer of the Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House – spectacular views across the harbour to the Bridge.
  • Premium seats to either NYE Gala Concert or La bohème plus program.
  • Midnight party featuring drinks, canapes, live music and dancing with spectacular harbourside views.



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