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Sydney Opera House & Opera Australia Dinner Package

US$ 302.16 Price per person from View price guide


  • Enjoy VIP treatment, a guided tour and a top class opera performance at the Sydney Opera House
  • 3-course dinner with magnificent views at either at the award-winning Guillaume restaurant at Bennelong or the exclusive Aria Restaurant
  • Complimentary interval drink
  • Choose from A Reserve or B Reserve seating
  • A ′must′ for opera fans


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.

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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.

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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

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily except Sunday


Approx 6 hours

Start time

Start time: 1645h (4.45 pm)
Duration: Approx 6 hours

Meeting point

Sydney Opera House

Ending point

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  • Personal meet and greet by Sydney Opera House representative
  • Ticket to opera performance (either "A" Reserve seating or "B" Reserve Seating according to option chosen)
  • Guided tour of Opera House (The Essential Tour)
  • English-speaking guide (on The Essential Tour)
  • Pre-theater 3-course dinner at ARIA Restaurant, or Guillaume at Bennelong
  • Complimentary interval drink (including house wine, house sparkling wine or beer)


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off


It is recommended that guests should wear closed shoes for The Essential Tour of Sydney Opera House

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
The Essential Tour of Sydney Opera House is not suitable for elderly guests or those with mobility problems.
This package is not available for children under 12

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Entrée
  • Six freshly shucked Sydney Rock Oysters with cucumber, nectarines and ginger
  • Terrine of Duck, dates, baby carrots and duck ham
  • Cigar of Goat Curd with a salad of fig, asparagus, Serrano ham and pistachio*
  • Roasted Spiced Scallops with prawn crisps, shaved fennel and a tamarind and date dressing
  • Kurobuta Sweet Pork Belly with pork croquette, paradise pears and pear chutney
  • Main Course
  • Gratin of Eggplant, Zucchini And Tomato with tapenade, fried buffalo mozzarella and basil*
  • Steamed Pink Snapper Fillet, beetroot puree, kohlrabi, green apple with crème fraîche
  • Slow Cooked Petuna Ocean Trout, red radish, watercress and a pink grapefruit sabayon
  • Chargrilled Sirloin with sautéed kipfler potatoes, mushrooms, mustard and parsley butter
  • Roasted lamb cutlet with a lamb pastia, fennel and red capsicum
  • Desserts
  • Valrhona Chocolate Assiette
  • Milk Chocolate Sorbet tart
  • Coconut Panna Cotta with mango sorbet, mango, pineapple chips
  • Chilled Peach Soup with raspberry ice cream cannelloni and ginger jelly
  • A selection of Australian and international cheeses
  • * indicates dishes that are or can be modified to be vegetarian
  • Entrée
  • Six Sydney Rock Oysters freshly shucked to order with shallot vinegar
  • Blue Swimmer Crab on a bed of avocado with cucumber, coriander and capsicum coulis
  • Atlantic Salmon twice cold smoked in house served with crème fraîche and toasted brioche
  • Salad of beetroot served with croutons, spring onion, goats curd and baby mâche
  • Country style terrine served with mustard, cornichons and toasted sourdough
  • Scallops gently sealed and served with Jerusalem artichoke puree, Shiitake mushrooms
  • and chicken jus
  • Main Course
  • Tortellini Of Peas with broad beans, globe artichoke and light tarragon butter
  • Barramundi served on a bed of carrots and ginger puree, coriander and pomme allumette
  • Duck Confit served with lentils, turnips, spring onion and a herb vinaigrette
  • Wagyu Beef Daube with carrots, leeks, fennel, speck and croutons on a bed of celeriac puree
  • Dessert
  • Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée with banana, peanuts and toffee
  • Chocolate And Macadamia Nut Parfait with cherry sauce
  • Poached Rhubarb and Strawberry served with rice pudding and strawberry sorbet
  • Trio of Sorbet
  • Selection of Cheeses
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  • "Excellent way to see the Sydney Opera House" 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...
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