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 Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.
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!
How do I get there?
Train: Martin Place is the nearest train station.
Ferry: It is an easy 20-minute walk from Circular Quay to The Domain.
To plan your trip, visit transportnsw.info.
Cycling? Bike racks will be available at The Domain.
Is there parking nearby?
Undercover parking is available at The Domain Car Park. For more information or to pre-book a parking space, visit domaincarpark.com.au.
Allocated disabled parking can be booked. Please call 02 8006 5700 to arrange a spot.
What can I bring to the venue?
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.
Food and drinks
A range of food and beverages are available for sale in The Domain from early afternoon to the end of the evening. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic and alcohol. However, glass is not permitted on site. Please ensure waste is disposed of in the rubbish bins located around the site.
Can I take pictures and video?
Nothing compares to listening to live opera. Once the performance begins, please put away your phones and cameras.
This event will go ahead if rain is forecast. Umbrellas are allowed until the performance begins. At this point, if you would like to use an umbrella, we ask that you please sit at the back of the crowd so that everybody can still see the performance.
In the unlikely event that the performance is cancelled due to inclement weather, announcements and notifications will be made on the Opera Australia website and on radio stations after 5.00pm. Alternatively, please call 02 9699 1099 on the day for wet weather details.