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Sydney Opera House: VIP Tour, Ballet Performance Ticket and Dinner Package

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A must-do Sydney Opera House experience for lovers of ballet! This VIP guided evening tour of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House also includes your choice of a 2-course dinner at Bennelong or Aria restaurant one of Sydney’s best, or a 2-course dinner at alfresco Portside Sydney. End your evening with a live ballet performance at the Sydney Opera House presented by the Australian Ballet Company. The 2019 Australian Ballet performances are Verve, Giselle and Sylvia all performed in the famous Joan Sutherland Theatre.

What You'll Get

Visit: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

You will begin the evening with a VIP guided tour of the Sydney Opera House followed by a two course evening meal with paired beverages at either Bennelong, Aria or Portside restaurant. End the evening with a must see performance by the Australian Ballet.

The Australian Ballet has a diverse and exciting repertoire of full-length classic ballets and contemporary works from leading international and Australian choreographers. This internationally acclaimed company is hailed for its vibrancy and technical style.

Likely to Sell-out! Sydney Opera House and Australian Ballet Dinner Package regularly sells out weeks in advance. Book now to avoid disappointment!

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A Reserve – A Reserve tickets will normally be more towards the aisle of a row, and will still have a very good view of the whole stage.

B Reserve – B Reserve tickets will be either aisle seats or seats very close to the aisle on either side of a row.

The evening begins with a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House, then afterwards, your guide will escort you to Bennelong restaurant or Portside Sydney for dinner and drinks, then end the night with a performance from the Australian Ballet, as per the performance schedule below.

2019 Performances at the Sydney Opera House:

Giselle 

Duration: 1 hour & 20 min approx

High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Giselle …”
Oscar Wilde’s lyrical story of a statue who gives his all to help humanity is full of poetic beauty, heartbreak, sly humour and sharp social commentary. In 2019, Graeme Murphy, who created The Australian Ballet’s acclaimed modern versions of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, turns his flair for transformative storytelling to Wilde’s moving tale. The possibilities for dance in Wilde’s characters – the golden Prince, his loyal friend the Swallow, the seductive Reed, the pitiful Match Girl – will be fabulously realised in Murphy’s distinctive choreographic style.
This all-Australian world premiere will feature a specially commissioned score from the renowned composer Christopher Gordon, who composed the scores for the films Mao’s Last Dancer and Master and Commander, alongside the work of award-winning artist and director Kim Carpenter, who adapted the story and created the colourful design,for the ballet. Playful and poignant, The Giselle will capture children’s imagination with its vivid spectacle and adults’ attention with its timely message: a kind heart shines brighter than gold.

May 2019: 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16

Sylvia

Duration: TBC

Meet Sylvia: she’s a legend.
The story of Sylvia – an arrow-wielding nymph who scorns love, falls in love, outwits her abductor and wins through to happiness – first became a ballet in Paris over 150 years ago. The delightful Delibes score, which drew a rave review from Tchaikovsky, has since attracted some of the world’s leading choreographers, including Ivanov, Ashton, Balanchine and Neumeier. In 2019, Stanton Welch’s new production of Sylvia will have its Australian premiere. Welch, who recently staged his versions of La Bayadère and Romeo and Juliet on The Australian Ballet’s stage, is a resident choreographer of the company, the artistic director of Houston Ballet and one of the art form’s great storytellers. His full-length Sylvia revolves around three intertwining love stories and features a striking new design by Jérôme Kaplan (sets and costumes) and Wendell K. Harrington (projections), the creative dream team behind The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella. Welch’s Sylvia (which requires the lead ballerinas to learn sword-fighting) promises three strong superheroines, all the passion and humour of Greek myth, virtuoso dancing and one of ballet’s most charming scores.

November 2019: 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21


Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • The VIP guided tour contains approx 200 steps - Low Impact
  • Wheelchair accessible, you must advise at the time of booking if wheelchair assistance/seating is required
  • Please advise at time of booking of dietary requirements
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Inclusions
  • VIP Guided Sydney Opera House tour
  • Two course dinner with paired wines at either Bennelong, Aria or Portside Restaurant
  • Performance ticket to a world-class Ballet performance
  • Entry/Admission - Sydney Opera House


Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities


Departure Point
Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia


Departure Time
4:15 PM

Duration
6 hours

Voucher Info
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