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Opera for students

A night at the opera your students will never forget at an affordable price

Make a group booking for your secondary students and get tickets for selected operas for significantly reduced prices.

Student tickets are $59 (plus an $8.50 booking fee) each, with one free teacher's ticket for every ten students. 

A night at the opera is something your students will never forget. Tap into the imagination of great composers, writers, designers and directors, choosing from the operas listed below.

Years: 7–12
Curriculum Links: Music, English, Visual Arts/Design, Drama, History, Dance, Italian, French


03 9685 3700 (Melbourne)
02 9318 8200 (Sydney)

Opera Centre Tours in Sydney

Come inside Opera Australia HQ and see the magic behind the scenes with a guided tour of The Opera Centre in Surry Hills for your school group to see how we create an opera.

From the studios upstairs where our singers and musicians rehearse with conductors, directors, language coaches and technical staff to the cavernous workshop where carpenters and props makers build castles out of plywood and trees out of metal, The Opera Centre is a hive of thrilling activity.

Tours take place every weekday, at 10am and 2pm. The minimum number for a tour is 2 and the maximum is 40. One teacher/guardian per 10 students is required for all school groups. At least two weeks' notice is required, so that we can allocate an experienced guide


02 9318 8200 (Sydney)


Dates for 2018


la traviata


La Traviata

Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre

Monday 23 April 7.30pm

Monday 30 April 7.30pm 

woman standing with a knife at her back



Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre

Tuesday 1 May 7.30pm

Thursday 10 May 7.30pm 

old man tuning a lute


Don Quichotte 

Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre 

Wednesday 9 May 7:30pm


woman sitting on a stool in a shower of rose petals



Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre

Tuesday 20 February 7.30pm 

Tuesday 27 February 7.30pm 

noses on a stage


The Nose

Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre

Monday 26 February 7.30pm 

Wednesday 28 February 7.30pm 

la traviata


La Traviata

Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre 

Monday 12 March 7.30pm 

Tuesday 20 March 7.30pm 

don quichotte


Don Quichotte

Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre 

Wednesday 21 March 7.30pm 

Monday 26 March 7.30pm 

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge


La Bohème on Sydney Harbour

Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney 

Tuesday 10 April 7.30pm 

Thursday 12 April 7.30pm 

woman in a bloody white dress kneeling with a knife


Lucia di Lammermoor

Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre

Tuesday 3 July 7.30pm 

Monday 23 July 7.30pm 

woman crying tears of gold



Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre

Tuesday 24 July 7.30pm 

Monday 20 August 7.30pm 

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The Turk in Italy

Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre

Wednesday 15 August 7.30pm 

Tuesday 28 August 7.30pm