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10 reasons to celebrate NYE inside the Sydney Opera House

On Sydney’s night of nights, there is no better place to celebrate than at the jewel in Sydney Harbour’s crown: the Sydney Opera House.

It’s an exclusive invitation: whether you want to hear the classics accompanied by full orchestra at The Opera Gala or laugh and cry with the bohemian friends in La bohème, you’ll have the best seats in the house to bring in the New Year.

1. The Dress Code

Photo by Keith Saunders

Photo by Keith Saunders

Put on all the ritz you can find: dust off the tuxedo and pull out the ballgown, if ever there was an occasion to dress up, this is it. This is where the glitterati hang out on New Year’s Eve.

2. The Menu

Photo by Keith Saunders

Photo by Keith Saunders

No more sun-baked cheese and soggy crackers: if you have a ticket to The Opera Gala or La bohème, you can purchase a pre-performance three-course sunset dinner designed by celebrity chef, Matt Moran. Indulge in some of Sydney’s finest cuisine, matched wines and enjoy live entertainment against the sunset.

3. The Company

Photo by Keith Saunders

Photo by Keith Saunders

While crowds gather outside, you have exclusive access to the Sydney Opera House: the balconies, the glass-walled foyers, and its unrivalled views of the Harbour. While you enjoy world-class entertainment in the Opera Theatre or Concert Hall, the rest of the Sydney Opera House is closed to the public.

4. The Music

Milijana Nikolic & Andrew Green. Photo by: Keith Saunders

Milijana Nikolic & Andrew Greene. Photo by: Keith Saunders

Let some of the world’s finest performers tug at your heartstrings: whether you choose the emotional rollercoaster of La bohème or the exhilarating concert program at The Opera Gala, you will hear spine-tingling voices soar over a magnificent orchestra singing of love and friendship and life lived to the full.

5. The Glamour

Photo by Branco Gaica

Photo by Branco Gaica

On stage in the Joan Sutherland Opera Theatre, sumptuous costumes throw back to the bohemian world of 1930s Berlin, while in the Concert Hall, maestros and divas dress up in all their concert finery.

6. The View

Photo by Keith Saunders

Photo by Keith Saunders

Enjoy the best view of the best fireworks in the world on New Year’s Eve. It doesn’t get any better than this.

7. The After Party

Photo by: Keith Saunders

Photo by: Keith Saunders

The party starts when the curtain falls. Make sure you’re wearing your party shoes, because if you purchase a ticket to the Midnight Party, the best is yet to come. Drinks and canapés will keep the evening flowing as the harbour explodes in a show of colour and light.

8. The Dancing

Photo by Keith Saunders

Photo by Keith Saunders

There’s dancing on stage and off on New Year’s Eve at the Sydney Opera House. After the frills and thrills on stage, you can dance the evening away in the Northern Foyer of the Sydney Opera House: a live band will keep you on your feet long after the last firework has fallen.

9. The Memories

Photo by Keith Saunders

Photo by Keith Saunders

While Mimi and Rodolfo sing out their tragic love story in La bohème and talented performers sing world-famous tunes in The Opera Gala you’ll be making memories to last a lifetime.

10. The Brag Book

brag-book

Photo by Keith Saunders

Bring your camera to capture the New Years Eve of a lifetime, and make all of your friends jealous! Tag us: #nyeattheopera

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

If you have further queries about our New Year’s Eve events – especially our overseas guests – please contact our Special Events team on events@opera-australia.org.au, or contact our Box Office during business hours (Australian eastern standard time).

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2 Responses to “10 reasons to celebrate NYE inside the Sydney Opera House”

  1. Hakan Kaban

    Hello,
    I’m looking for the new year’s event. I’ll be in Sydney for the new year. I would like to know how expensive the tickets are.

    thanks in advance for the answer

    Hakan Kaban

    Reply

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