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Opera Australia has created two ultimate weekend holiday packages for 2019 that are sure to satiate any serious opera fan’s appetite for the art form.

Aficionados can immerse themselves into the opera world for an entire, glorious weekend in either Sydney or Melbourne with a meticulously curated program that includes some of the world’s finest opera, fabulous food and exclusive behind the scenes access.

The Ultimate Opera Weekend is a veritable feast of culture that will maximise every minute, with unprecedented access to Australia’s national opera company.

Packages feature premium reserve tickets to a selection of performances, exclusive talks, behind the scenes tours, as well as dining experiences with Opera Australia performers and key personnel including Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and CEO Rory Jeffes. This is the ultimate operatic VIP weekend experience.

The packages include some of the most loved works at some of the nation’s most iconic cultural locations, including the Sydney Opera House, Mrs Macquaries Point and the Arts Centre Melbourne.

The Ultimate Opera Weekend is one of the most luxe and indulgent ways to enjoy the best of opera that both Sydney and Melbourne have to offer.

The Sydney weekend package covers an incredible range of performances, with tickets to the romantic classic La Bohème, the provocative Salome, and the return of Graeme Murphy’s much-loved Turandot at the Sydney Opera House, as well as seats to the hottest show to hit the outdoor stage with Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour – West Side Story.

Visitors to Melbourne can enjoy tickets to a number of firsts, with the Australian premiere of Il Viaggo a Reims, the highly anticipated Melbourne premiere of Cosi fan tutte, and the ultimate La Dolce Vita glamour of Verdi’s Rigoletto, all playing at the Arts Centre Melbourne.

These packages offer an unforgettable, fully immersive weekend for existing lovers of opera as well as those looking to dive head first as newcomers to this cultural form.

Ultimate Opera Weekend Packages

SYDNEY Opera Weekend
Friday 22 March 6:00pm Dinner in the foyer of the Sydney Opera House
7:30pm La Bohème at Sydney Opera House
Saturday 23 March
10:00am Tour of The Opera Centre, Surry Hills
12:15pm Pre-performance talk about Salome
1:00pm Salome performance at Sydney Opera House
3:30pm Backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House
6:00pm Dinner in the foyer of the Sydney Opera House with Opera Australia CEO Rory Jeffes
7:30pm Turandot performance at Sydney Opera House

Sunday 24 March
11:30am Tour of the Opera Australia Props Store in Alexandria
12:30pm Lunch
5:00pm Backstage tour at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
6:00pm Dinner at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour with Opera Australia Artistic Director, Lyndon Terracini
7:30pm Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour – West Side Story performance

MELBOURNE Opera Weekend
Friday 24 May 6:00pm Dinner in the foyer of Arts Centre Melbourne with Opera Australia CEO Rory Jeffes 7:30pm Il Viaggio a Reims performance at Arts Centre Melbourne
Saturday 25 May 11:45am Pre-performance talk about Così fan tutte 12:30pm Così fan tutte performance at Arts Centre Melbourne 5:00pm Dinner at Arts Centre Melbourne with Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini 6:45pm Pre-performance talk about Rigoletto 7:30pm Rigoletto performance at Arts Centre Melbourne
Sunday 26 May 11:00am Backstage tour of Arts Centre Melbourne 12:30pm Lunch

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