OA LAUNCHES NYE OPERA GALA ON COCKATOO ISLAND

A scene from the much loved Puccini opera ‘La Boheme’. Photo Prudence Upton.

Opera Australia has added another outdoor spectacular to its program, today announcing  the inaugural New Year’s Eve Opera Gala on Cockatoo Island. 

The Cockatoo Island event is in addition to OA’s annual NYE opera performance in the Joan Sutherland  Theatre in the Sydney Opera House. 

The new outdoor event is giving visitors and Sydneysiders even more reason to come out and kick-up their  heels after months of lockdowns and COVID-19 restrictions. 

“We’ve all been starved of live entertainment so we’re inviting everyone to come and celebrate New Year’s  Eve with us, to say farewell to 2021 and its lockdowns, and embrace the beginning of a fresh and  invigorating new year,” said OA’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini. 

Guests are spoilt for choice with two of the best vantage points in the city to see Sydney’s internationally  famous NYE fireworks display on offer, along with world-class performances, five-star hospitality and  glamorous parties. 

NYE Opera Gala on Cockatoo Island will present some of the country’s finest performers for a two-hour  concert of opera classics under the stars, hosted by the irreverent Jonathan Biggins. Tahu Matheson will  conduct a full orchestra and an all-star cast of singers including Stacey Alleaume, Natalie Aroyan, Chanyang  Choi, Diego Torre and Luke Gabbedy

Tickets include pre-booked ferry transfers and a ticket to the performance with the option of adding a 3-course  pre-performance dinner, interval drinks and the post-show midnight party to their booking. Alternatively more  casual food and beverage options will also be available. 

NYE Opera Gala on Cockatoo Island is presented in collaboration with the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.  

For those looking for a more traditional experience, Opera Australia’s annual NYE festivities at the Sydney  Opera House will include a lavish production of Puccini’s La Bohème in the Joan Sutherland Theatre. Italian  maestro Lorenzo Passerini conducts the Opera Australia Orchestra and a cast of exceptional singers as they  perform the much-loved bohemian tale of four friends navigating their way through their shared experiences  of ecstasy, jealousy and loss. 

With interval timed to coincide with the 9pm fireworks and the opera finishing in time for the midnight show,  there is no better front row seat than the Sydney Opera House’s northern foyer to watch the world-famous  fireworks as they light up the night sky and the iconic Harbour Bridge.

Guests can make their NYE extra memorable by adding a pre-performance dinner and midnight party to their  opera ticket. The pre-performance dinner features champagne on arrival and a gourmet three-course meal  matched with premium wines. The midnight party kicks off after the performance, offering live music, canapès  and beverages that will see partygoers well into 2022. 

No other city celebrates New Year’s Eve like Sydney and there’s nowhere else to be this year than on Sydney  Harbour with Opera Australia. 

Performance Information: 

NYE Opera Gala on Cockatoo Island 8pm (with earlier transport) | Cockatoo Island 2hrs, 30minutes including one interval 

Tickets 

Tickets from $399 + $8.50 transaction fee  Ferry fee included in all prices. 

Pre-Performance Dinner | $499pp | 5:00pm |  Turbine Hall 

Dine on a three-course menu, matched with  premium wines.  

Price does not include performance ticket 

Midnight Party | $419pp | commences at the  conclusion of the performance  

Canapés, beverages and live entertainment.  Price does not include performance ticket 

Platinum Package | $1,717pp  

Pre-performance dinner and midnight party,  Platinum seats at the performance,  and a glass of champagne at interval. Price includes performance ticket 

Bookings 

NYE at Sydney Opera House La Bohème 7:45pm | Joan Sutherland Theatre  

2hrs, 15minutes including one interval 

Tickets 

Tickets from $242 + $8.50 transaction fee  

Pre-Performance Dinner | $399pp | 5:30pm |  Northern Foyer 

Look out over Sydney Harbour as you dine on a three course menu, matched with premium wines.  Price does not include performance ticket 

Midnight Party | $349pp | commences at the  conclusion of the performance | Northern Foyer Canapés, beverages and live entertainment.  Price does not include performance ticket 

Platinum Package | $1,422pp  

Pre-performance dinner and midnight party,  Platinum seats at the performance,  

and a glass of champagne at interval.  

Price includes performance ticket 

Opera Australia Box Office | +61 2 9318 8200 | opera.org.au/nye 

Opera Australia is committed to COVID Safe practices. Current safety measures include a requirement for  all site visitors, including staff, artists and ticket holders, to show proof of full vaccination, unless exemption  applies. Full details of all special conditions will be published in ticketing terms and conditions. Please refer to the website for the Company’s COVID Safe procedures: https://opera.org.au/covid-safety 

 

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