Under 35? Get great value opera tickets

Access great discounts all year-round, and behind-the-scenes opportunities — for free!*

Ever wanted to give opera a try? Or maybe you’re already developing a taste for it, and want even more of this great art form in your diet? Here’s your chance.

We believe opera is for everyone, which is why we are determined to make opera more accessible for younger audiences.

If you're 35 and under, you’re invited to register for Under 35s. It’s free (and commitment-free) and gives you access to the following benefits:

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15% discount to opera performances*

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll be able to log into our website and buy tickets to most opera performances for 15% off! You can also bring a friend in the same age bracket, who can book for the same price.

The opportunity to access heavily discounted tickets.

If 15% wasn’t enough, if you’ve signed up we’ll let you know throughout the year when we have major discounts available for Under 35s.

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The chance to glimpse behind the scenes.

We’ll be offering you the opportunity to meet artists and fellow young opera fans, go behind the scenes and attend special events for free.

Join the Under 35s program

By signing up, you agree to join our promotional program, which includes receiving updates and offers about the Under 35s program as well as our e-newsletter and other email communications.

For tickets purchased through the program, you (and your guest) will be required to show proof of age when entering the venue to verify your age.

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Already have an account? Add Under 35 Membership now.

*By signing up to Under 35s, you declare that you are aged 35 or under. You may be required to provide proof of age upon registration and Opera Australia reserves the right to reject any membership for a person it has reason to believe is not aged 35 or under. Your membership will be automatically cancelled when you turn 36. Any person attending on an Under 35s ticket will be required to show valid proof of age. This includes both members and any guests with an Under 35s ticket. Those without a valid ID, or who are not aged 35 or under, will be refused entry. Discounts cannot be applied to tickets retroactively – tickets already purchased cannot be refunded in favour of an Under 35s ticket. Under 35s discounts cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. Tickets are strictly subject to availability. Opera Australia reserves the right to exclude any performances or price reserves from Under 35s discounts. All offers associated with Under 35s membership are valid until 31 December 2024.

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14 – 16 June 2024
Sydney Opera House

A dazzling new operatic work by some of Australia’s most acclaimed creative talents, bringing a real-life tragedy, and eventual triumph, to the stage.

A must-see if you love Choral music, stories of triumph over adversity, visually stunning and physically thrilling productions.

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25 June – 16 August 2024
Sydney Opera House

A thriller with sensational music, opera’s best villain and an unforgettable ending, Tosca will keep you on the edge of your seat.

A must-see if you love stories full of action, films about love and war, stunning choral music.

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Il Trittico

3 – 19 July 2024
Sydney Opera House

Three short operas by one of opera’s greatest composers offer a triple helping of music and emotion: thrilling drama, personal crisis and sparkling comedy.

A must-see if you love getting bang for your buck, emotional stories, melodrama.

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20 July – 9 August 2024
Sydney Opera House

Shakespeare’s searing portrait of a prince in crisis in an acclaimed contemporary opera by Australian composer Brett Dean.

A must see if you love Shakespeare, contemporary opera and theatre, political drama.

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The Puccini Gala Concert

25 & 27 July 2024
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

A star-studded celebration of some of opera’s most moving music.

A must see if you love opera anthems, tear-jerkers and hearing some of the world's finest voices in concert.

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Breaking the Waves

26 & 28 July 2024
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

Lars von Trier’s film about a young woman’s shocking sacrifices for her husband is a powerful new opera for our times, by one of the world’s most exciting composers, Missy Mazzoli.

A must-see if you love moody cinema, psychological drama, contemporary opera at its most adventurous.

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Così fan tutte

1 – 17 August 2024
Sydney Opera House

Two men attempt to seduce the other’s lover in an elaborate ruse to win a bet. Mozart’s sublime music makes this opera must-see.

A must-see if you love light-hearted stories, gorgeous music, costume drama-comedies like A Room with a View.

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26 September – 5 October 2024
Carriageworks, Sydney

The world’s oldest poem meets opera’s most cutting-edge artists in this spectacular new work, directed by Kip Williams (Sydney Theatre Company’s The Picture of Dorian Gray).

A must see if you love the most cutting-edge contemporary opera, ancient mythology, stories of love and loss.

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16 – 19 October 2024
Palais Theatre, Melbourne

A new opera based on Murray Bail’s acclaimed novel, Eucalyptus is an Australian fairytale, unusual love story and poetic ode to trees.

A must see if you love contemporary opera, Australian stories, strong female leads.

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The Magic Flute

9 – 16 November 2024
Geelong Arts Centre

Embark on an enchanting adventure and meet a host of wondrous characters in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

A must-see if you love adventure stories, famous music, happy endings, opera performed in English.

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13 & 15 November 2024
Geelong Arts Centre

Prepare for goosebumps. Chorus! assembles the Opera Australia Chorus in full force, to deliver an exhilarating program of opera’s grandest highlights.

A must-see if you love passionate singing, chorale music, or the Hallelujah Chorus during Carols by Candlelight.

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