The Merry Widow New Year's Eve Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

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Ring in the New Year in one of the best places in the world to celebrate New Year's Eve. Experience the opera with Lehár's The Merry Widow at the iconic Sydney Opera House then catch the famous fireworks display over Sydney Harbour!

  • Access exclusive viewing areas to witness the world famous Sydney Harbour NYE fireworks display
  • Celebrate the New Year in one of the major cities that will strike midnight first before the rest of the world
  • Enter the Sydney Opera House and experience its full magnificence with a performance of Lehár's The Merry Widow
  • Upgrade your experience with exclusive Midnight Party tickets for best midnight fireworks views from the Northern Foyers.


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!

The Merry Widow (Lehár)

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.

Sydney Harbour Fireworks

  • Ticket holders will have the opportunity to access exclusive viewing areas during show interval for the 9pm fireworks.

  • If you are not attending the Midnight Party, there are a limited number of viewing areas you'll be able to access for the Midnight fireworks following the performance. Please note that these spaces are limited and cannot be guaranteed.

Midnight Party:

  • Canapés, drinks and live entertainment from 22:30

  • Access to midnight fireworks views from the Northern Foyers

Please Note

  • 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.

  • All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges except as in Entertainment Industry Consumer Code.
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