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Description

The 2018 opera season promises to exceed all expectations as new stars join favorites from previous seasons to transport audiences to another world. Whether you’re an opera aficionado or just looking to add something special to your Sydney vacation, a performance at the Sydney Opera House — a UNESCO World Heritage site — isn't any old night at the opera!

Performances take place in the Opera Theatre. With seating for 1,547 people, the theater is the Sydney Opera House’s second-largest venue. All operas are performed in their original languages (mostly Italian); English subtitles are projected onto a screen above the stage.

Bars inside the Sydney Opera House open one hour prior to performance time — arrive early to enjoy a pre-theater drink (own expense) and admire the unbeatable views of Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge.

See the Itinerary section below for details about the operas scheduled for the 2018 season.


Inclusions

Ticket for opera performance at Sydney Opera House


Exclusions

Food and drinks, Hotel pickup and drop-off


Highlights

Choice of seating available,All entrance fees included


Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, Adult pricing applies to all travelers,

Assisted Listening Devices:
Please ask staff for assistance with receivers which are available from the Concert Hall and Opera Theatre cloak rooms and in the Drama Theatre, Playhouse and The Studio foyers.


Guide Dogs: Dogs or any animals trained to assist people with disabilities are welcome inside all theatres and restaurants.


Wheelchair Access: A number of spaces are available for wheelchairs in each theatre at the Sydney Opera House. Wheelchairs are available from the Stage Door for use by patrons free of charge. Wheelchair access is by ramp from the southern entrance of the Concourse. Undercover wheelchair access is available from Stage Door and the Sydney Opera House Car Park. It is essential that you specify any needs when proceeding with your booking.


Performance times and dates: Performances run on specific dates and times. These dates are provided and times will vary depending on the date.


Others

Location : Sydney, Australia
City : Sydney
Country : Australia
Departure Time : Evening performances commence between 5:00pm and 7:30pm
Matinee performances commence between 12:30pm and 3:00pm
*your exact performance time can be found under the itinerary

Departure Point :

Sydney Opera House


Return Details : Returns to original departure point
Voucher Requirements : You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Voucher Option : VOUCHER_E
Itinerary : 2018 Performances dates at the Sydney Opera House:

Lucia di Lammermoor
Lucia is a woman on the edge of insanity: deceived by her brother, bereft of her lover, she marries a man she does not love and descends into madness.The sopranos that conquer her stratospheric notes are some of the greatest the world has ever seen. Jessica Pratt has joined the ranks of Nellie Melba and Joan Sutherland: one of just three Australians to sing this role on the hallowed La Scala stage.Pratt performs her celebrated Lucia with Michael Fabiano’s intense Edgardo and Giorgio Caoduro’s menacing Enrico.

1:00pm 
July 2018: 7

7:30pm
June 2018: 28, 30 
July 2018: 3, 13, 19, 21, 23, 27

Aida
Verdi’s monumental, transcendent music makes this historic epic a perennial favourite. Our new production comes from the celebrated Italian director Davide Livermore. He is renowned for high-tech, projected sets that are immersive, impressive, intimate — this is the future of spectacle on stage.Thrilling young conductor Andrea Battistoni returns to lead this production. Three magnificent casts perform Verdi’s difficult with stunning soprano of Amber Wagner, paired with Elena Gabouri as Amneris and Riccardo Massi as Radamès.

1:00pm
July 2018: 21
August 2018: 4, 25

7:30pm
July 2018: 18, 24, 26, 28
August 2018: 1, 7, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22, 27, 29, 31

Rigoletto
Leo Nucci is the most famous interpreter of Rigoletto in a generation. He brings his legendary performance as the bitter court jester to Australia for the first time, with Gianluca Terranova and Irina Lungu under the baton of Verdi veteran, Renato Palumbo. Dalibor Jenis, Nadine Sierra and Attala Ayan are a dream alternate cast. Roger Hodgman’s plush, period production presents a dark and dangerous world, with forbidding sets and costumes rich in detail.

12:30pm
July 2018: 28
August 2018: 11

7:30pm
July 2018: 6, 11, 14, 17, 20, 25, 28
August 2018: 2, 4, 8, 14, 17, 21, 24

The Turk Italy
From Italy’s greatest master of laughs comes a riotous comedy with a knockout score. It skips and sparkles from the gruffest of bass notes to the impossibly high reaches of Stacey Alleaume's coloratura.Andrea Molino leads a cracking team of comic talents, including Paolo Bordogna in his side-splitting performance as the Turk. Simon Phillips' playful production wrings every last laugh from Rossini’s ridiculous romp. Gabriela Tylesova’s gelato-coloured costumes and clever, cartoonish sets are stars in their own right: a candied cherry on top of this rather outrageous ice-cream sundae.

12:30pm
August 2018: 18

7:30pm
August 2018: 10, 15, 18, 23, 25, 28, 30
September 2018: 1

Evita 
With more than 20 major awards to its credit, the original Broadway and West End production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical Evita will open at the Sydney Opera House in September 2018, directed by legendary Broadway director Hal Prince.Evita charts the story of Eva Peron, wife of Argentine dictator Juan Peron, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation' by the Argentine people.Evita features some of the best loved songs in musical theater, including 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina', 'On This Night of a Thousand Stars', 'Oh What a Circus', 'You Must Love Me', and 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall'.

1:00pm
September 2018: 19, 22, 26, 29
October 2018: 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
November 2018: 3

3:00pm
October 2018: 7, 21, 28
November 2018: 

6:00pm
October 2018: 14

7:30pm
September 2018: 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
October 2018: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31
November 2018: 1, 2

Great Opera Hits
These relaxed concerts take place on summer afternoons as the sun sets across Sydney Harbour, and last around 90 minutes. Listen to famous arias from Bizet, Puccini, Rossini and Verdi performed by some of Opera Australia’s finest opera singers, accompanied by piano.

5:00pm 
December 2018: 23, 24, 26, 30

7:30pm 
December 2018: 23, 26, 29, 30

8:00pm

December 2018: 27
Duration : Varies


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