What To Expect
Experience New Year's Eve in the city that throws one of the hottest and biggest NYE celebrations in the world. And no trip to Sydney is complete without seeing its most iconic attraction. Step inside the Sydney Opera House and catch an opera then, during interval, witness the famous fireworks over Sydney Harbour. New Year's Eve is the night when Sydney puts on the bling, kicks up its heels and shows the world what a gorgeous thing it is, as a festival of fire explodes across the midnight sky!
Follow the story of the beguiling Merry Widow, inadvertant heiress of a city's fortune after just eight days of marriage. Fearing the loss of their riches, the society set are determined that she must wed a local, and soon, before any foreigner catches her gaze. But she's got a history with the man they've got in mind, and to complicate matters, the widow isn't the only one turning heads.
Full of amorous encounters and elegant romance, The Merry Widow brings a a light-hearted look at love amid the champagne and glitter of Art Deco France. Enjoy this charming operetta brought to life with spirited choreography and a bevy of silk fishtail gowns and dapper suits and patent leather shoes.
Conductor: Vanessa Scammell
Director: Graeme Murphy
Cast to be announced
Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including one 35-minute interval
Ticket holders will have the opportunity to access exclusive viewing areas during show interval for the 9pm fireworks.
New Year's Eve Opera Performance Tickets at the Sydney Opera House
Canapés, drinks and live entertainment from 22:30
Meals and drinks
Merchandise and personal expenses
Tips and gratuities
While it is fun to dress up for the opera, there is no mandatory dress code. An extra layer is advised because it can get cold in the theater.
Guests are recommended to arrive early to avoid rushing. Ushers will close the doors at show time and may not allow latecomers in until there is a suitable pause in the performance.
Many operas are performed in other languages - most often Italian or French; there are surtitle screens above the stage with translations.
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2 hours and 20 minutes