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New Year's Eve Opera Gala on Cockatoo Island

Where
Cockatoo Island
Cockatoo Island
Sydney Harbour, Sydney NSW 2000
Eastern Apron, Cockatoo Island
When

Friday 31 December from 8pm to Saturday 1 January 2am

Cost

Starting from: $399

Escape the crowds and head to Cockatoo Island for Opera Australia’s inaugural open-air gala concert*, topped off with Sydney’s world-famous fireworks.

Add in a pre-performance dining option, along with tickets to the official after-party, and make this New Year’s Eve the one to remember!

Your evening begins as the chartered ferry sets sail from the mainland, leaving the city behind. Step off the boat and onto a historic outpost that is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is equally renowned as a contemporary arts haven.

This jewel in the middle of the Harbour is the ideal vantage point for experiencing the magic of opera along with dazzling fireworks. Every note resounds across Sydney Harbour, just as each burst of colour sparkles in the sky and shimmers on the water.

Australian actor Jonathan Biggins OAM hosts an all star concert featuring internationally acclaimed voices. The opening bars of Largo al factotum from The Barber of Seville will have audiences perched on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the emotive music to come.

What better way to raise the curtain on 2022!

Capture every moment as you celebrate in style – with Harbour Bridge and city skyline twinkling behind you. If there’s one place in the world that can put on a show, it’s Sydney! And the spectacle of opera will take the revelry to new heights.

Here’s to a new tradition!

This event will take place in a COVID-safe environment, subject to public health orders. All attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination as a condition of entry.

Covid-safe information

The health and safety of everyone at New Year’s Eve Gala on Cockatoo Island is our priority. Opera Australia has established COVID-19 safety measures to ensure the safety and well-being of ticket holders, artists and staff. Our measures include a requirement for ticket holders aged 16 and over to show proof of being fully vaccinated or proof that a valid medical exemption applies prior to entry to Cockatoo Island.

Full details of all special conditions relating to COVID-19, including vaccination requirements and exemptions, will be included in our ticketing terms and conditions shortly.

Our measures and special conditions may be varied before the event. You must comply with the most current measures on the day of the event. If you cannot comply with the most current measures, you will be entitled to request a refund.

Contact event organiser

Opera Australia

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