Lip sync for La Traviata

Get in touch with your inner diva and win the ultimate Sydney night out.

Ever since Guy Pearce screamed across the desert lip syncing to La Traviata on a bus called Priscilla, ‘Sempre Libera’ has been a lip sync classic. The high-flying Verdi aria, with its infectious melody and champagne flute-shattering high notes, is perfect for a bit of frivolity. In the aria, our heroine Violetta famously sings that she’s always free, and always seeking out life’s greatest pleasures.

Now we’re asking you to step into Violetta’s shoes and lip sync for your chance to win the ultimate night out at La Traviata on Sydney Harbour.

You’re invited to upload a video of yourself lip-syncing to the track, using our handy karaoke video as a guide. You can use your favourite social media platform (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok) just make sure you tag us @operaaustralia and use the hashtags #operalipsync and #operaharbour.

Feel free to get as creative as you like: unusual locations, props, costumes, pets. It’s up to you! While not all of us have been blessed with a spectacular singing voice, anybody and everybody can lip sync the house down!

Entries close 11 April 2021.

Please note: we've had some reports from users saying they've had difficulty uploading their videos to Facebook and Instagram. If this happens to you, we recommend uploading to YouTube and emailing us at with the link so we don't miss your brilliant work!

The Prize

  • Two A-reserve tickets to La Traviata on Sydney Harbour
  • Return flights for two from your nearest capital city to Sydney to see La Traviata on Sydney Harbour
  • Overnight accommodation at the beautiful Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney including:
    • Breakfast for two guests
    • Two complimentary house drinks at Eric's Bar
    • 12pm late checkout

Entrants must be residents in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Victoria or South Australia. Read the full Terms and Conditions.