Take a harbourside setting with an unrivalled view of the famous Sydney skyline. Build a pop-up opera house, complete with bars, restaurants and tiered seating. Add a monumental set, colourful, eye-catching costumes, spectacular dance and an explosion of fireworks, and you’ve got a night like no other.

This is Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: the cultural event of the year. At sunset, gather with friends over a glass of something sparkling and a sumptuous meal before settling back to enjoy show-stopping performances.


“It’s the perfect potion — the glitzy visuals and hyperactive energy of a Broadway musical mixed with world-class opera.”

Time Out

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

A history of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Look back at eight years of spectacle and beauty, and discover extraordinary behind-the-scenes stories.

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Strategic and Government Sponsor

NSW Government


Dr Haruhisa Handa; The International Foundation for Arts and Culture

Principal Partner


Official Airline Partner

Qantas: Spirit of Australia

Opera Australia Government Partner

Australia Council for the Arts