Enjoy first-class opera at one of the world’s greatest arts venues when you choose this exclusive dinner and seating package at the Sydney Opera House. Perfect for an anniversary or birthday; a delight for opera buffs or a great introduction for those new to opera.
The evening starts with a fascinating tour of the iconic Opera House, which reveals the dramatic twists and turns in development of this revolutionary building.
You then enjoy a delicious three-course pre-show dinner in either the Guillaume or ARIA restaurants, both of which offer stunning Harbour views and first-class cuisine.
Then lose yourself in the performance of your choice by the acclaimed Opera Australia company. Love and death, passion and innocence, rage and hope, danger and humor all feature in the 2011 program. The package offers you a choice of seating : Reserve A or Reserve B; both options afford excellent views.
Your VIP treatment includes a complimentary interval drink at one of the bars overlooking lovely Sydney Harbour.
There are four options for your VIP Sydney Opera House & Opera Australia Dinner Package:
A Reserve Seating with Dinner at ARIA
A Reserve Seating with Dinner at Guillaume
B Reserve Seating with Dinner at ARIA
B Reserve Seating with Dinner at Guillaume
A Reserve Seating with Dinner at Aria
At the start of the evening you should make your way to Sydney Opera House where you will be met and welcomed by a Sydney Opera House representative.
You will be taken on the Essential Tour of Sydney Opera House. This popular tour takes you inside the sails of the Opera House and brings to life the dramatic story of this iconic building.
You will then enjoy a delicious pre-show dinner at the exclusive ARIA Restaurant. Located on the very edge of Sydney Harbour, ARIA offers panoramic views, fresh Australian produce in an exciting contemporary menu and an excellent selection of fine wines. A sample menu can be found in the Additional Information section of this website.
After your delightful dinner you will then take your A Reserve Seating to enjoy a magnificent performance by Opera Australia. In the Interval you will be treated to a complimentary drink (house wine, house sparkling wine or beer) at one of the theater bars.
Opera Australia is Australia's national opera company, resident at the Sydney Opera House and the Arts Centre, Melbourne. It is Australia's largest and busiest performing arts organisation, with over 600 opera performances a year. The company’s repertoire ranges from baroque to bel canto to high romantic opera to operetta and musicals to new commissions. Scroll down for Highlights of the 2011 Opera Australia Season. A Reserve Seating with Dinner at Guillaume
This option is the same as the above except that your pre-theater dinner will be at the Guillaume Restaurant at Bennelong. This award-winning restaurant is situated in the southernmost shell of the Sydney Opera house where the diners sit beneath the vaulted concrete ‘ribs’ of the building. The restaurant and bar offer stunning panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, The Bridge, Circular Quay and the City. The restaurant offers contemporary Australian cuisine with a classical French influence. A sample menu can be found in the Additional Information section of this website.
B Reserve Seating with Dinner at ARIA
This option offers B Reserve Seating in the theater and dinner at the acclaimed ARIA restaurant.
B Reserve Seating with Dinner at ARIA
B Reserve Seating as above but dine under the southern ‘sail’ of the Opera House in the Guillaume restaurant.
Highlights of the 2011 Opera Australia Season
Madama Butterfly – Puccini
This tragic tale of doomed passion unfolds in a truly beautiful production. The exquisite costumes and spare elegance of the stage are the perfect complement to Puccini’s luscious score.
Carmen – Bizet
This opera captivates with its incomparable music and heart-breaking story. Enjoy all time favorites such as the “Toreador Song” and “Habenera”, and fall under the spell of raven-haired Carmen as she sings Bizet’s dark, lingering melodies.
The Barber of Seville – Rossini
This popular production transports Seville’s master matchmaker, barber and all-round Mr Fixit to the 1920s while Rossini’s fast-paced score tells the story through some of the world’s best-loved arias and ensembles.
Partenope – Handel
Love and war loom large in this gem of an opera by Handel. Queen Partenope of Naples must juggle affairs of state with affairs of the heart as her suitors line up, with their armies, at the borders of her domain. Set in 1930s Paris, this won an Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production in its opening season in London.
Capriccio – R Strauss
"Which is more important: words or music?" This question is dramatized in Strauss’s last opera - the story of a Countess torn between two suitors: Olivier, a poet, and Flamand, a composer.
La Boheme – Puccini
Puccini’s tragic story of love and loss is transported to 1920s Berlin, but the young bohemians are still hungry and cold. When Rodolfo meets Mimi, the hardship melts in the fire of passion. But love doesn’t pay the rent…
Of Mice and Men – Floyd
An opera based on John Steinbeck’s novella about migrant farmhands during the Great Depression. The words and music by revered composer Carlisle Floyd are full of humanity and tell a great American story of pain, turmoil, dreams and yearning.
The Merry Widow – Lehár
Only one thing can stave off imminent bankruptcy in the Duchy of Pontevedro. A Pontevedrian must marry the wealthy widow, Hanna Glawari, and keep her fortune safely in the State! In this sumptuous production, Amelia Farrugia is Hanna and David Hobson is Danilo, whose principles will not let him court a rich woman. Will this stubbornly unromantic couple ever get together?
Lakmé – Delibes
A British officer falls for a beautiful Brahmin girl in this exotic story of forbidden love. Inspired by Indian art, the production is a dazzling riot of color and beauty and the perfect setting for some of opera’s most enchanting songs, including the famous “Bell Song” and the heavenly “Flower Duet”.
Macbeth – Verdi
Macbeth is a potent brew of the psychological, political and supernatural, brought vividly to life in a dramatic new production. Shakespeare’s words and Verdi’s electrifying music tell this stormy tale of blood and kings in Ancient Scotland.
Don Giovanni – Mozart
The Don is back! He’s charismatic, sexy and dangerous and he loves the thrill of the chase. His sweet serenades go to your head like champagne, but his total lack of remorse is hard to swallow and his bad deeds are beginning to catch up with him.
The Love of the Nightingale – Mills
Emma Matthews and Anke Höpner star in this dark and dramatic adult production. Soaring melodies and rich harmonies tell the confronting tale of sisters Procne and Philomene who extract a terrible revenge for the brutality of Procne’s husband.
If you'd like a stellar experience at the Sydney Opera House pick this package. The tour was small (only 9 people) and was very informative. After the tour dinner at Aria was... Lynanne M Gelinas
Daily except Sunday
Approx 6 hours
Start time: 1645h (4.45 pm)
Duration: Approx 6 hours
Sydney Opera House
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