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Seeing an Opera at the Sydney Opera House

By Viator, August 2017

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With its iconic façade and location at the heart of Sydney Harbour, there’s no missing the Sydney Opera House. It's a highlight of city tours and cruises, but to fully experience the venue, book a night at the opera. Here's what you need to know.

Highlights
  • Experience the birthplace of Australian Opera with a performance by Opera Australia or the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
  • Enjoy performances of classic operas by Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, and more.
  • Make a night of it with a pre-show dinner at a nearby restaurant or a guided backstage tour of the opera house.
  • For an extra special experience, attend the New Year's Opera Gala—one of the most sought-after tickets of the year.

Things to Know 
  • The main opera season runs from April to December, but performances take place all year round.
  • Sydney Opera House is located on Bennelong Point overlooking Sydney Harbour.
  • It's about a 5- to 10-minute walk to the Sydney Opera House from Circular Quay (a shuttle bus is also available).
  • Matinee and evening performances are held most days, and there are four seating options to choose from.
  • Bags larger than a handbag must be checked into the cloakroom.
  • All theaters at the Sydney Opera House are wheelchair accessible.

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