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 Smile


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.

Sydney Opera House Tosca

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!

Sydney Opera House view from the inside Opera House

Sydney Opera Poster

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.

Sydney Opera House Barbie

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.

Sydney Opera House Diet Coke

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.

Sydney Inside the Sydney Opera House

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!

TSydney Opera House Roxette

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!

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6 Responses

  1. Chaitali says:

    That’s cool that you had a chance to see the opera at the Opera House in Sydney! I’ve never seen live Opera but I would love the opportunity to do it here 🙂

  2. Steve says:

    I would like to visit the Sydney Opera House. I recently watched “20,000 Days on Earth” (documentary of Nick Cave) and the finale scene was filmed there.

  3. Cat says:

    That’s a great experience while you’re at Sydney! I remember when I lived in NYC, I used to go to operas all the time. I miss it. Too bad there aren’t many cultural events going on here in Calgary 🙁 Thanks for sharing!

  4. Natasha Amar says:

    I was in Sydney last year and got to watch a ballet performance at the Opera House. It was an amazing experience, I absolutely loved it!

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