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Cockatoo Island: Carmen Opera Tickets on the Harbour

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Activity provider: Opera Australia

Cockatoo Island: Carmen Opera Tickets on the Harbour

Activity provider: Opera Australia
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From US$ 67.26 per person

Likely to sell out

The ultimate femme fatale is back, in a brand new island performance in the middle of Sydney Harbour. Revel in the irresistible Spanish tunes, sultry story and dark undercurrent of Carmen on Cockatoo Island.

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  • Enjoy an amazing night out at the opera in the middle of Sydney Harbour
  • Revel in the irresistible Spanish tunes of Carmen
  • Indulge in some delicious food & beverages
Full description

The ultimate femme fatale is back, in a brand new island performance of Carmen in the middle of Sydney Harbour. Your Opera tickets will grant you access to Carmen as she tosses her hair, stamps her feet and the whole world falls under her spell. You’ll hear the flirty Habanera and famous Toreador song amid a spectacle that features fire-twirling, car crashes and fireworks. Your night begins with a ferry ride across the glittering water to the world-heritage listed sanctuary of Cockatoo Island. Step off the boat and you’re surrounded by layers of history. Once a meeting place for Indigenous Australians, the site is now dotted with the industrial relics of a century of ship-building and architectural marvels dating back to Sydney’s convict past. Today, the island is a world-class contemporary arts venue, hosting everything from the Biennale of Sydney to live concert performances. It’s the perfect backdrop for Bizet’s gritty tale of fate and freedom. Raise a glass with friends and grab a snack from an array of pop up bars and eateries on the foreshore before settling in under the stars for an unforgettable night out. You can even sail right up to the event and book a mooring to watch the show.

  • Return ferry tickets
  • Opera tickets
  • Food and beverages (can be purchased on the island)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine
  • All participants 18 years and older must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

The pre-performance shuttle service runs from King Street Wharf 3, Darling Harbor to the Camber Wharf Visitor Marina on Cockatoo Island. The ferry takes approximately 15 minutes and does not stop at any other wharfs.

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Opera on Cockatoo Island is an open-air and all-weather event. The venue, audience seating, and the stage are completely uncovered. Please come prepared so that you are as comfortable as possible, and ready to support the performers, who will carry on singing in the rain
  • Ponchos will be available to purchase at the event for $5
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

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Easy access to and from Cockatoo Island via ferry. the price of which was included in our ticket price. Very helpful and plentiful Opera Australia staff. Plenty of food and drink stations. Clean toilets. Comfortable seats with adequate leg room. The performance and perforners were great. Overall a wonderful experience. and my friend thoroughly enjoyef the whole night and would recommend it to anyone.

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November 27, 2022

November 29, 2022

The food was terrible.

November 27, 2022

Product ID: 413259