An Opera at the Sydney Opera House
On my last night of vacation I was able to check something off my bucket list. I’ve always wanted to go to the opera but in Baltimore it only happens twice a year and it is really hard to find someone that wants to go with you. Opera is not for everyone
While Mom and I were wandering around Sydney’s Circular Quay, I asked her if she’d mind if I took off for the night to see an opera at the Sydney Opera House. I mean, if you are going to see an opera, why not do it at one of the most famous opera houses, and certainly the most recognizable one.
The opera on for my visit was Tosca, a drama-filled Puccini masterpiece, sung in Italian with 4 deaths and a great love affair. So much drama!
I sat in the last row (opera tickets are expensive!) but was able to see and read subtitles in English if I chose. I do speak a little bit of Italian but with the acting and dramatic singing it was very easy to be able to figure out what was going on. The Opera House also gives you a program with the synopsis from each of the 3 acts.
There were also 2 intermissions where you had time to purchase your Sydney Opera House Barbie (no I didn’t buy one) or the beverage of your choice.
I was very fancy with my Diet Coke choice.
The inside of the Sydney Opera House was very angular with a lot of wood paneling. It looked very 1970s to me but it goes with the angular outside façade.
Overall, I loved the Tosca! Life-long opera fan was made here tonight.
The Sydney Opera House also has other theatres inside with different shows. There was a play and a symphony going on the same night as well. I saw this poster for Roxette, my 10 year old self’s favorite group. Too bad I missed this!
My night at the Sydney Opera House was a lot of fun! If you get the change to see a show in Sydney, splurge and go for it!