Make your own way to the Sydney Opera House and start your evening with a behind-the-scenes tour of the venerable performing arts center.
Your knowledgeable guide shares tales about the history, architecture and performances of the opera house during a walking tour that lasts approximately one hour. Gain access to off-limits parts of the building and get an insider’s perspective on a celebrated venue that hosts more than 1,500 live performances per year.
After a captivating tour, stroll over to the newly renovated Aria Restaurant for your three-course dinner (see sample menu under Itinerary), Bennelong Restaurant located inside the Sydney Opera House or Portside Sydney for a 3-tiered tasting plate. Enjoy views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and the Opera House as you dine.
When you have finished your meal, return to the opera house to take your seats for your Australian Ballet Company performance. Have your choice of A-reserve, B-reserve or C-reserve tickets for one of the company’s full-length classic ballets or contemporary works. In addition, you will receive a small gift to take home as a souvenir of your Sydney ballet experience.
Please note: The Sydney Opera House and Australian Ballet Dinner Package often sells out weeks in advance. Book now to avoid disappointment.
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Premium Reserve – A premium reserve will be in the middle/center of a row for a ticket, giving the guest an optimal view of the stage.
A Reserve – A Reserve tickets will normally be more towards the aisle of a row, and will still have a very good view of the whole stage.
B Reserve – B Reserve tickets will be either aisle seats or seats very close to the aisle on either side of a row.
The evening begins with the a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House, then afterwards, you will be taken to Aria Restaurant, Bennelong Restaurant or Opera Kitchen for a pre theatre dinner and then the Ballet, as per your choice from the options below.
2018 Performances at the Sydney Opera House:
Spartacus (117 minutes, no interval)
The world premiere of Lucas Jervies' Spartacus, the heroic story of a slave who leads a rebellion against tyranny, and his passionate love for his wife.
In 2018, one of The Australian Ballet’s most popular works springs to new life. Spartacus tells the story of a gladiator who led a slaves’ rebellion against the Roman empire. Charting the journey of a man finding passionate love, his mission and freedom, the ballet showcases the company’s men at their spirited and athletic best.
Lucas Jervies is a choreographer, a NIDA-trained director and a former dancer of The Australian Ballet: Spartacus is his passion project. His brand-new production will feature the soaring music of Aram Khachaturian; sets and costumes by Jérôme Kaplan, who created the inventive designs for Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella; and our male dancers in their most powerful moment as the slaves who rise against the tyranny of their rulers. See an army of our male dancers flood the stage to portray this epic struggle for freedom.
Think ballet is all pointe shoes and tutus? Think again.
November: 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Cinderella (154 minutes, with 2 intervals)
Witty, vibrant, glamorous and romantic, Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella will sweep you off your feet.
Made especially for The Australian Ballet by Alexei Ratmansky, the world’s most in-demand choreographer, this Cinderella has all the elements of the story we know and love – a feisty heroine, a dashing prince, a kindly godmother and a deliciously wicked stepmother – with some fantastical additions. Ratmansky is Artist in Residence at American Ballet Theatre, a recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” grant, and the acknowledged master of the modern story ballet. His Cinderella, designed by the acclaimed Jérôme Kaplan, takes its vision from Prokofiev’s dark and surprising 1940s score and whirls with stars and planets, Surrealist-inspired projections and a Dior-worthy golden ball gown.
After playing to packed houses and adoring audiences in London, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane, this witty and romantic Cinderella returns to the Sydney Opera House stage for an exclusive encore performance that will delight every generation.
See why Cinderella is the perfect fit.
December: 3, 17
December: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19