Opera on Sydney Harbour: La Traviata
Experience the joy and heartache of the world’s most popular opera at Sydney’s best night out. Fireworks light up the sky at every performance and a giant chandelier shimmers over the harbour stage with 10,000 crystals. Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is “the ultimate Sydney experience” (Yahoo! Travel).
In 2021, Opera Australia presents La Traviata, the story that inspired Moulin Rouge, on a magnificent floating stage over Sydney Harbour.
Arrive early to enjoy drinks or dinner at one of the five pop-up bars and restaurants on site. Drink in the view as the setting sun glimmers over the city skyline. Then take your seats in the comfortable grandstand to enjoy “a ravishing visual spectacle” (Huffington Post).
Visit: Opera on Sydney Harbour, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
Sydney's most spectacular event. An astonishing purpose-built outdoor venue is created in the Royal Botanical Garden on Sydney Harbour. Opera on Sydney Harbour combines all things Sydney does best: world-class opera, fine dining, sunsets, champagnes and fireworks!
- Ticket for La Traviata performance
- Entry/Admission - Opera on Sydney Harbour
- Food and drinks
- Transportation to/from attractions
Your ticket/s will be available for collection at the onsite Box Office at Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point from 5pm. The ticket/s will be under your booking name. Please be prepared to present a form of photo identification bearing the same name as your booking.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants and children at all adult pricing
- Wheelchair seating is available and must be requested at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- This is an outdoor event there is no undercover seating
- Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance
- No mobile phones or recording devices to be used during performance
- Only food and beverages purchased at the venue permitted
- When purchasing tickets you are choosing your seating reserve, not the seating section. Opera Australia will choose the best available seats in the seating reserve and performance you have chosen.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
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This opera was amazing! It was an amazing French story! Since it is in French, they had screens providing subtitles in English and possibly Japanese I'm not 100 sure there. As you watched the opera, you could see the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background giving amazing views. Things to note: 1 It is outside, so beware of weather conditions. It ended up getting chilly that night and I wish I had a light jacket. 2 Eat before you go or after. They don't have a wide variety and the items they do have are quite costly. 3 You aren't allowed to take pictures during the performance but near intermission there were fireworks with the Opera House off in the background. Have your cameras ready for that!
Wonderful location with views of Sydney opera house and bridge in background. Excellent show and extremely well organised exit procedure to taxis, buses etc.
Great experience! Must do!
What an amazing performance! It met every expectation we had! Originally disappointed there was no performances at the Opera House, but the opera production of La Boheme on Sydney Harbour was mesmerizing. There is not a bad seat in the venue! It is an outdoor theater over looking the harbor with the Sydney Opera house in the background. Sound system, lighting, even electric screens telling what is going on in the production made the evening magical. At intermission, they had snow falling everywhere and a beautiful firework display! We went early and had a light dinner before the production. The staff helping attendees were so kind and helpful! The one thing we must mention to help those going, is to make a plan on how you will get there. If you can not walk long distance make sure your cab driver knows to let you off at the top of the outdoor theatre! Ours took us to the Opera House and we had a long walk around the harbor through the Botanical gardens which were beautiful, but very long walk! One last thing, be prepared for the cost of a taxi ride if not staying in the harbor area! They increase the starting meter charge for the event and it runs continuous. We were staying in the Darling Harbour Area and it was over 65 round trip and it was approximately 20 KM round trip. Wonderful Venue and highly suggest going if can.
This was an excellent experience seeing an opera under the stars and the performance was great. It rain prior to the performance but was lucky that it cleared in time for the performance. I would highly recommend this experience.The bonus was the stage, it was amazing when they used the tower crane and the fire works was beautiful.
Great end to our holiday. Tickets were upgraded when we arrived and we had great seats with views of the Opera House and Bridge to the front and stage slightly to the left. The Opera was superb, very well staged and great contemporary sets. Highly recommended!!
Wonderful! The site is perfect for pictures of the stage a barge with the Sydney Opera House in the background. This was the first time we used VIATOR to purchase tickets for an event. The tickets were really great. We were sitting in the second row, to one side of the stage, but within the stage area. After this experience, we have now purchased tickets to events using VIATOR. We have not been disappointed, yet. They really do offer great locations for their theater tickets.
The opera was Carmen and the Company did an excellent job. We took a cab to the theater and after the opera there were many cabs available to return us to our hotel. This was such a wondrous experience.
Beautifully done and loved the fireworks too.
We saw Turandot and it was spectacular. The location was beyond spectacular and the performers were wonderful
This was the highlight of my trip! The seats in the 2nd row from the stage boasted magnificent views and audio of the Opera, as well as, the harbor with the Opera House as a picturesque background ( the Opera on the Harbor season was in full swing). Opera Turandot was simply superb in its entirety.
Incredible experience, fire breathing dragons, fireworks, Syndey Opera House on the skyline - what more could you want?
If you are in Sydney with the Opera is playing, please don't miss this! The performance was a stunning mix of a moving story , stunning backdrop the Sydney Harbor , great colors and performance and a beautiful evening!!
it was and unforgettable unique experience. The music, the venue were first rate.
This was wonderful. Loved the amazing set, the Sydney Harbour background, and of course the immensely talented cast. Not even a rain shower could dampen everyone's enthusiasm, instead there was much hilarity involved with all the audience donning the free plastic capes. Of course, the cast didn't miss a beat through it all. Highly recommend this event.
Wonderful location. The set was impressive. We really enjoyed the outdoor dining prior to the show. The cast was very talented.
This was the highlight of my day in Sydney--magnificent--thanks for suggesting it--a once in a lifetime treat
one would assume that going to the opera in Sydney Aus. would naturally mean going to the Sydney Opera House; not so, but the best thing is seeing a great opera on the water with a view of both the opera house and the bridge...spectacular experience!
Fantastic evening, the production was amazing, the venue very well organised. Added to all that the weather was extremely good.
The opera was fabulous
Brilliant concept. Brilliant setting. Brilliant performance. 5 stars
Bought for my husband and his Mum who was visiting. They found the whole experience wonderful and the performance outstanding. Just wish I had been able to go!
The evening was utterly enchanting.
I was delighted to see such a range of people coming to the opera - some beautifully 'dressed up' and others in their jeans and casual gear. Wonderful way to introduce people to opera and a glorious way to display Sydney's breath-taking night vista.
Music and cast , as expected, were simply a delight.
In all, very special night.
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