In response to overwhelming demand, Opera Australia will this year host a second sensational dinner party for guests attending its New Year’s Eve celebrations at Sydney Opera House. Tickets are now on sale as part of NYE packages – the ultimate black tie event to celebrate the New Year.
Leaving the crowds outside, guests begin their evening celebrations in style with one of two exclusive pre-Gala dinners in the vast Northern Foyer spaces, featuring floor to ceiling windows overlooking Sydney Harbour. Featuring a three-course menu, designed by ARIA Head Chef, Matt Moran, matched with premium wines and beverages, this event offers diners an unforgettable way to begin the night.
Attendees can select from two performance options on the night – a concert or a fully staged opera – combined with a range of dining and party options all with exclusive views of Sydney’s NYE fireworks.
Concert-goers can choose to swoon in the Sydney Opera House’s magnificent Concert Hall to watch the Opera Gala concert of popular arias by Verdi, Puccini, and Rossini. Hosted by the inimitable Jonathan Biggins, the Opera Gala features an array of both Australian and international opera stars – sopranos Emma Matthews and Amanda Echalaz, mezzo soprano Milijana Nikolic, tenor Rosario La Spina, baritone Michael Honeyman and bass Teddy Tahu Rhodes.
Those who prefer the complete opera experience can enjoy opening night of La bohème in the Joan Sutherland Theatre. Gale Edwards’ award-winning production dazzles with spectacular sets and costumes that capture the glamour and danger of Berlin in the 1920’s. Cabaret and burlesque stylings make for a chic staging, lit up by world class performances by Mexican tenor Diego Torre and Latvian soprano Maija Kovalevska.
After the last note has been sung, the Midnight Party swings into action in the Northern Foyers of the Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre, giving guests access to the best fireworks vantage point in the world. Topped off with canapés, drinks, dancing and live entertainment, this is an unforgettable (and civilized!) New Year’s Eve celebration in the city’s most iconic and glamorous location.