Dinner on Us
Sydney - Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
17 January - 14 March 2024
See a performance at Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia will shout you dinner!
Tickets start from $79* for select performances.
The prices are shown when you're selecting seats. Opera Australia will make a dinner reservation for you and your guests at Eastbank, Circular Quay or Searock Grill, Circular Quay two hours before your performance begins. Order from the 'Dinner on us' menu from 5pm and enjoy your meal with a complimentary glass of wine or beer, before strolling to the Sydney Opera House.
*Tickets are subject to availability and must be confirmed with the ticket retailer. Specific price categories may sell out and ticket prices are subject to change at any time. Additional online booking fees may be levied at purchase.
“What should I do? Plunge into the vortex of pleasure and drown there?” – Violetta
Violetta is a coveted courtesan, the toast of Paris, desired by many. When she meets the ardent Alfredo, her life changes forever and she longs to break free of her past. But can she? Who is this woman beyond the sparkling salon? This fresh production of an opera classic invites new questions.
From the vivacious chorus of the famous ‘Brindisi’ to Violetta’s soaring ‘Sempre libera’ and the breathless notes at the opera’s tragic end, Verdi’s music for La Traviata is a thrilling, emotional experience.
This new production has been called “an absolute triumph” (The AU Review). Director Sarah Giles brings Violetta’s inner world centre stage in a glittering production that shows the heartache behind the glamour is but a heartbeat away.
Charles Davis’ set design highlights Violetta’s private turmoil, even in the midst of spectacular crowd scenes. His stunning gowns reflect the silhouettes of the Victorian era, with all the fun of 20th century couture.
This La Traviata brings home Australians currently dazzling on the international stage. Conductor Jessica Cottis makes her Opera Australia debut with an exciting cast. Soprano Samantha Clarke reprises her sublime performance in the title role, tenor Kang Wang is back to thrill Australian audiences as Alfredo and New Zealand baritone Phillip Rhodes makes his Opera Australia debut as Giorgio Germont.