Mazda Opera in the Domain
It's a tradition: every year, thousands of Sydneysiders head to the Domain with picnics packed and friends in tow.
Hear Australia's brightest stars, under the stars, sing opera's most famous arias with the magnificent backing of Opera Australia's very own Opera Australia Orchestra.
Gates open at 4pm, plenty of time for you and your friends to grab a drink at the pop-up Mazda Garden Bar, and settle in with your picnic for a fabulous night. Our hosts ABC Classic FM presenter Christopher Lawrence and Rob Mills will keep you entertained throughout the afternoon.
This January, experience the midsummer night's dream that brings opera to the people.
Dress up—or not—it's your night to enjoy the power of the human voice in the kind of communal, cultural celebration Sydney loves best.
The most famous arias, under the stars — free!
Train: Martin Place is the nearest train station.
Ferry: It is an easy 20-minute walk from Circular Quay to The Domain.
To check if there is track work on your line or to avoid delays, we recommend planning your trip with transportnsw.info.
Cycle: Bike racks will be available at The Domain.
Undercover parking is available at The Domain Car Park. For more information, visit domaincarpark.com.au.
An accessible viewing area for patrons with accessibility requirements is located on the eastern side of The Domain between towers 6 and 7. Friends and family are also welcome in the designated viewing area.
The Domain precinct is relatively flat but does have inclining and declining sealed pathways throughout. We provide accessible amenities, a drop-off and pick-up area and limited parking close to this viewing area for MPS permit holders. Registration is essential to access the viewing and parking area. Registrations for accessible parking are now closed.
For more information with regard to site accessibility at Opera in the Domain please contact Opera Australia directly on 02 9318 8200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call your friends and family, pack a picnic,sunscreen and bring a blanket to enjoy a magical night under the stars.
For extra comfort, take along a portable chair, but be mindful of your neighbours and make sure it's no more than 20cm off the ground. Alcohol is allowed on site, so feel free to bring a bottle of wine, or make use of the venue's various bars and food outlets.
For the comfort of your neighbours, please don't bring high chairs, tables, tents, beach umbrellas, glass drinking glasses or animals. To protect the lawn, avoid placing plastic sheeting and ice on the grass.
We'd love to see you having fun with your friends at Mazda Opera in the Domain, so feel free to take photos and share them on social media.
Nothing compares to listening to live opera. Once the performance begins, please put away your phones and cameras.
This is an outdoor event which operates in all weather conditions, so please come prepared. Umbrellas must be closed during the performance as they spoil the view for others around you. We recommend bringing warm and weatherproof clothing.
In the unlikely event that the performance is cancelled due to severe weather conditions, announcements and notifications will be made on the Opera Australia website and social media channels.
*Win tickets to the opera: terms and conditions apply. ACT Permit No. TP 17/02311. NSW Permit No. LTPS/17/19553. SA Permit No. T17/2175.
Saturday 19 January 2019
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