"Sydney Opera House, The Opera" Ticket

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What To Expect

Experience an outdoor opera set right outside the majestic Sydney Opera House. The 100-meter wide steps turns into a stage as Australia's finest singers bring the story of the building of this iconic attraction to life in Sydney Opera House, The Opera.


  • Experience an outdoor opera set right at the steps of the Sydney Opera House

  • Gaze up at the iconic sails as the story of the building of this icon unfolds on its steps-turned-stage

  • Learn the dramatic story based on true events that has more twists and turns than an opera

  • Choose from seating options that will suit your budget


Opera Experiences in Sydney
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Sydney Opera House Forecourt
2 hours and 45 minutes
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Gather outside the Sydney Opera House and gaze up at the 100-metre wide steps turned into an opera stage. Combining opera and technology in honour of the great technical feat that is the builing of this magnificent architecture, Australia's finest young singers take the stage and Australia's youngest architects will decorate the site and food outlets, including a 3D printed bar. Platforms will glide across the steps, delivering the fast-paced action. Giant screens will unfurl to display historic photos and giant glowing balls of paper, projections and lighting effects will complete the son et lumiere spectacle.

Sydney Opera House, The Opera - October to November 2016

This is a story of a building. But few buildings in the world catch so many personalities, so many agendas, and so many dreams in its sails.

The premier had a vision for an opera house. The architect had a dream of a building unlike any other. The young soprano had a great talent and a big choice ahead of her.

The architect walked out. The Premier died. The costs ballooned, and the years marched on.

Sydney Opera House, The Opera features fourteen scenes based on the true story charting the dramatic creation of the world's most famous building and the coming of age of Australia. Everyone who played a part in the building of the Sydney Opera House is a character in the opera, from the NSW Premier and Government Engineer to a Sydney socialite. Set everywhere from Mexico to Denmark to the Royal Yacht to a Sydney backyard BBQ, rarely has an opera plot had so many twists and turns. This is Sydney's story writ large.

  • See it if you like: outdoor operas, landmark Sydney events, and the history of Australian culture.

  • Seating: At this event, the audience will sit on reserved seats on the Sydney Opera House Forecourt looking towards the sails of Sydney Opera House while the performance takes place on the steps.

  • Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including one interval

  • Performed in English


  • Tickets to Sydney Opera House, The Opera


  • Hotel pick-up

  • Parking

  • Meals and drinks

  • Merchandise and personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • There is no mandatory dress code but this is an outdoor show with no covered seating. The event is an all-weather experience and Opera Australia is committed to going ahead with a performance even in doubtful or unfavorable weather conditions. Please come prepared so that you are as comfortable as possible, and ready to support the performers, who will carry on singing in the rain.

  • 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.

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

  • This event is not recommended for children under 8. The right of admission is reserved. Persons aged under 15 years must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% cancellation fee. Non-refundable.

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