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The Opera Gala on New Year's Eve

The Opera Gala on New Year's Eve

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera HouseDecember 31, 2016
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Sat 31.12.16
7:45 PM
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Step into the Sydney Opera House's magnificent Concert Hall to watch the Opera Gala concert of popular arias by Verdi, Puccini, and Rossini, with Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks at interval.


New Year's Eve at the Sydney Opera House

New Year's Eve is the night when Sydney puts on the bling, kicks up its heels and shows the world what a gorgeous thing it is, as a festival of fire explodes across the midnight sky. 

Ringside seats to the greatest show on earth are hard to come by, but we've saved some great ones, and you're invited. 

Leave the crowds behind as you enter the Sydney Opera House.

Be entertained at the Opera Gala, featuring favourites by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and more.

Then, with a heart full of song, watch the fireworks the whole world watches. Interval is timed for the 9pm fireworks and the Sydney Opera House stays open well past the midnight fireworks.

There’s nowhere in the world like Sydney on New Year's Eve and there's nowhere closer to the action than Sydney Opera House. Make this your most glamorous and memorable New Year ever.


Conductor Brian Castles-Onion
Hosted by Jonathan Biggins
   
Featuring Emma Matthews
  Dragana Radakovich
  Sian Pendry
  Diego Torre
  José Carbó

 


Running time: approximately 2 hours, including one 20-minute interval.


Add pre-performance dinner and/or the Midnight Party when you book your tickets for The Opera Gala on New Year's Eve. 

Pre-Performance Dinner $389

Look out over Sydney Harbour as you dine to a three-course menu, designed by Matt Moran of ARIA Restaurant, matched with premium wines and beverages in the Northern Foyer from 5:30pm. Add this option to your cart after you've selected your seats for the Opera Gala.

Midnight Party $299

Canapés, drinks and live entertainment from 10:30pm, with views of the midnight fireworks from the Northern Foyers. Add this option to your cart after you've selected your seats for the Opera Gala.

Platinum Package $1,179

Pre-performance dinner, Premium seats at the Opera Gala, a program, drink at interval, and the Midnight Party. Get the best seats in the house and book a Platinum Package by calling our Box Office on 02 9318 8200.


Important Times

Pre-Performance Dinner (5.30pm)

The Northern Foyers of the Concert Hall and the Joan Sutherland Theatre will open for pre-performance dinner patrons at 5pm. Dinner commences at 5.30pm.

Foyers (6.00pm)

The foyers of the Concert Hall will be open from 6pm.

The Opera Gala (7.45pm)

The performance commences at 7.45pm and runs until 10.30pm, with interval timed for the 9pm fireworks. Please be aware that this event is very popular, so the Northern Foyer balconies will be crowded during the fireworks.

Midnight Party (10:30pm)

The party commences immediately after the performance in the Northern Foyer of the Concert Hall and finishes at approximately 1:30am.


Please be aware that this event is very popular, so the balconies will be crowded during the fireworks.

Sydney Opera House Foyers will open from 6pm

We understand that you want to leave plenty of time to arrive at the Sydney Opera House on such a special night but arrival before 4:30pm is not encouraged. Foyers will be open from 6pm, unless you have booked a pre-performance dinner.

Where do Opera Australia's New Year's Eve events take place at Sydney Opera House?

Take a look at our map of the Sydney Opera House.

Cloak rooms

There are facilities to cloak your bags inside the Sydney Opera House.

We warmly welcome patrons with specific mobility requirements. However, entry to the Sydney Opera House on New Year's Eve can be challenging and needs careful prior planning. Any guests with specific needs, and particularly those with mobility support requirements must contact Sydney Opear House on 02 9250 7777 prior to the event to help plan their evening at the Sydney Opera House. 

Patrons who require information about accessible transport should contact the Sydney New Year's Eve Accessibility Officer on 02 9265 9333 or nyedisability@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

9pm fireworks

The interval has been specifically timed to conincide with the 9pm fireworks. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to access exclusive viewing areas which take in all aspects of the world famous Sydney Harbour fireworks display.

All foyer bars will be operational at interval.

Midnight fireworks

If you are not attending the Mightnight Party, you will be able to watch the fireworks from the Southern foyers of the Sydney Opera House. Theatre bars will be open and a range of beverages as well as hot and cold foods will be available for purchase.

Northern Foyer balconies

Please be aware that this event is very popular, so the balconies will be crowded during the fireworks. 

Have your tickets ready to show at ticket checkpoints

All patrons should approach the Sydney Opera House from the Eastern side of Macquarie Street and enter via the Macquarie Street checkpoint. Ticket holders are required to show their tickets at security checkpoints to gain access to the Sydney Opera House precinct.

Pre booked tickets will be available for collection at the Sydney Opera House Box Office marquee on Macquarie Street, up from the checkpoint near Bridge Street from 12:00pm noon.

Sydney Opera House Foyers will open from 6pm

We understand that you want to leave plenty of time to arrive at the Sydney Opera House on such a special night but arrival before 4:30pm is not encouraged. Foyers will be open from 6pm, unless you have booked a pre-performance dinner.

Dress code

It is always fun to dress up for a special occassion like New Year's Eve and make a glamorous night of it, but you don't have to dress up. 

Cloak rooms

There are facilities to cloak your bags inside the Sydney Opera House.

Is there a map of the venue?

Yes! Download our map of the Sydney Opera House

Security Requirements

All bags will be checked at site entry points. Please be prepared to have your bags checked. Prohibited items will be removed.

Any other questions?

Read our ultimate guide to going to the opera or contact our friendly box office on 02 9318 8200 or email customerservice@opera.org.au.

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