New Year’s Eve

Kick off 2022 in operatic style with one of two spectacular performances.

No other city celebrates New Year’s Eve like Sydney and there’s nowhere else to be this year than on Sydney Harbour with Opera Australia.

Choose between the natural wonders of Cockatoo Island, where we're presenting a gala of opera's most beautiful music, or the splendour of the Sydney Opera House, where we're staging our unforgettable, lavish production of Puccini’s La Bohème.

Sydney Opera House

La Bohème on New Year's Eve

On a freezing Christmas Eve, love sparks. Two hands meet in the dark and four friends’ lives change forever.

Dress up to the nines, kick up your heels and leave the crowds behind as you stroll towards the iconic sails. Enjoy a magnificent pre-performance dinner or a drink overlooking Sydney Harbour before you take your seats for a sumptuous production of Puccini’s La Bohème.

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Cockatoo Island

New Year's Eve Opera Gala

Enjoy our inaugural open-air gala concert on the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Cockatoo Island.

This jewel in the middle of the Harbour is the ideal vantage point for experiencing opera’s most magical arias along with dazzling pyrotechnics. Every note resounds across Sydney Harbour, just as each burst of colour sparkles in the sky and shimmers on the water.