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Opera on Cockatoo Island: Carmen

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Tickets from $79 (excl. booking fee)

Opera Australia website
  • Dates: Select nights between 22 Nov and 18 Dec 2022
  • Duration: Approx. 2 hours and 45 minutes (incl. one interval)
  • Ferry
  • Water taxi
  • Private boat
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Eastern Apron and Bolt Wharf, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour NSW

Important notes
  • Language: Sung in French with English surtitles
  • Content: This production contains adult themes and sexual references.
We are excited to be hosting 'Opera on Cockatoo Island: Carmen' – an innovative opera experience premiering in November 2022. Revellers will enjoy the modern classic seated in a raw, industrial setting – or moored in the world’s best harbour – with the opportunity to stay in our award-winning accommodation.

Opera on Cockatoo Island: Carmen is Bizet’s gripping tale of fate and freedom, presented in an exciting new way – under the stars, against the backdrop of our iconic destination in the heart of Sydney Harbour. 

The Opera Australia production can be experienced by ticketholders in one of two ways.

People will be able to book seats on the island’s Eastern Apron and partake in a selection of dining options as they fall under the spell of Carmen’s memorable Spanish tunes, sultry story, and dazzling spectacle – think fire-twirling, car chases and fireworks!  In a world-first for opera, there will also be an option for people to book a mooring for their boat at Cockatoo Island’s Bolt Wharf, and watch the live performance projected onto a giant screen.

PLUS: Once ticketholders have been swept up in a web of love, lust, and betrayal, they can enhance the experience with a stay in either Cockatoo Island’s waterfront campground or heritage accommodation.

Performances will run between 25 November 2022 and 18 December 2022. Tickets from $79 (excl. booking fee). Visit the Opera Australia website for more details.

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