Christmas Gift Guide

Experiences make the best gifts, and there’s nothing more spectacular than a night at the opera.

Spoil someone you love with tickets to the opera and you can wrap up adventure, parcel up passion and give the coveted gift of a night out with you (which is all anyone really wants, anyway)!

We've got a gift for everyone. Whatever you choose, it's a gift they'll always remember...

Let them choose

Sydney Opera House

Give someone you love the gift of a great night out, but let them choose what, where and when! You can buy a gift voucher for any value.

If you’re running a bit late, we can email the voucher to you (or your mum) in seconds. Or choose delivery by post and we’ll send you something to wrap.

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Make a date

Choose a night of romance or laughter for your lucky loved one. We have the perfect performance for everyone in your life.

You can exchange to another date if plans change.

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The ultimate gift

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Treat the opera-lover in your life to a night they'll never forget.

They'll have their hair and makeup done at their half-hour call. Dressed in a costume fitted especially to them. Appear on stage with the chorus at the Sydney Opera House.

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There's an opera for everyone on your list

La Traviata on Sydney Harbour

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

The 3.5-tonne chandelier sparkles with 10,000 crystals. The biggest scenes feature 70 performers on stage and party boats in the 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).

See it if you like romantic stories, famous tune, fireworks and Pretty Woman

Singer Julie Lea Goodwin in The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

Sydney Opera House

A frothy comedy, bubbling over with memorable tunes, elegant dance numbers, and realistic, likeable characters.

See it if you like Champagne and frivolity, Midnight in Paris.

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Sydney Opera House

An ordinary woman finds the courage to do something extraordinary, in a thrilling story with some of opera’s most powerful music.

See it if you like World War Two films with a good romance thrown in, breathtaking sets, dramatic stories with music to match.

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Bluebeard's Castle

Sydney Opera House

A short psychological thriller about a new bride and a sinister castle. Evocative music draws you right into the chilling tale.

See it if you like holding your breath in movies, ambiguous endings that will leave you wondering, Wozzeck or King Roger.

A performance of Ernani at La Scala Opera House in Milan


Sydney Opera House

A medieval tale of heroes and villains, lovers and betrayals, featuring Verdi’s signature rousing music.

See it if you like adventure stories, thrilling ensemble singing, passionate choruses.

The Ring Cycle

Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Greed, love, murder, jealousy, gods, giants, Valkyries and even a dragon in a four-opera, 15-hour epic.

See it if you like Wagner, The Lord of the Rings, event theatre.