Golden Anniversary Syndicate

In September 1973, Opera Australia, then known as the Australian Opera, christened the newly-opened Sydney Opera House’s Opera Theatre, now the Joan Sutherland Theatre, with Prokofiev’s War and Peace. This pioneering production has been followed by many more inspiring works of opera, which we are thrilled to celebrate as we mark the Sydney Opera House’s 50th birthday.

As we celebrate fifty years of performing under the iconic sails, we invite you to join our Golden Anniversary Syndicate. Syndicate members will be invited to bespoke events and experiences throughout the year, enabling you to connect with fellow opera-lovers and enjoy special opportunities with the Opera Australia family. Join us for decadent dinners and receptions, a cast 'meet and greet' and a recital featuring members of the Opera Australia Orchestra.

Funds raised from the Syndicate will support our education and artist development programs, including our Young Artist ProgramSchools and National Tours and Regional Children’s Chorus, which allow us to support the next generation of performers, directors, conductors, and audience members

To join the Golden Anniversary Syndicate, donations from $1,000 are warmly welcomed. The majority of your gift is tax deductible however a small portion will be allocated to cover the hospitality included in Syndicate events.

Join the Golden Anniversary Syndicate

$1,000+ $3,000+ $5,000+ $10,000+ $50,000+
Levels Supporting Patron Syndicate Patron Leading Patron Golden Anniversary Patron Principal Patron
Pre-performance dinner and interval reception at La Gioconda on Wednesday 9 August 2023
Dinner on Joan Sutherland Theatre stage
Opera Australia Orchestra members in recital
Invitation to La Gioconda closed dress rehearsal
Meet and greet with the La Gioconda cast
Non tax-deductible portion $275 $675 $675 $725 $725
$50,000 - Principal Patron of the Golden Anniversary Syndicate
$10,000 - Golden Anniversary Patron
$5,000 - Leading Patron
$3,000 - Syndicate Patron
$1,000 - Supporting Patron


Contact Us

Rebecca Oxenbould
Philanthropy Manager, NSW
+61 2 9318 8302

The Golden Anniversary Syndicate events

Dinner on stage

Dinner on stage

Taking place on Moshinsky’s resplendent Rigoletto set, this is a unique opportunity to take in set designer Michael Yeargan’s designs up close whilst enjoying a decadent dinner.

Jonas Kaufmann

La Gioconda behind-the-scenes

Attend the final dress rehearsal of this famed opera before it opens to the public and meet our exceptional cast including "the world’s greatest tenor" (AFR), Jonas Kaufmann.

La Gioconda opening night reception

La Gioconda opening night reception

Join us before the opening of La Giaconda for an exclusive dinner in the Northern Foyer followed by a champagne reception at interval.

Orchestra spotlight

Orchestra spotlight

Former Artistic Director Moffatt Oxenbould AM hosts a recital by members of the Opera Australia Orchestra, performing a program of excerpts from our first Season in Sydney Opera House.