Opera at Arts Centre Melbourne


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  • Be swept away by the beauty of opera
  • Experience the most impressive night out in Melbourne
  • Spectacular venue

Prepare to be swept away by the beauty of opera. Held at the Melbourne Arts Centre, this luxurious performance will introduce you to the world of opera. Whether you already appreciate opera, or would like to experience something new, you are sure to be in for a spectacular evening.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • One ticket to an opera performance at Arts Centre Melbourne

Experience the opera at a theatre in the heart of Melbourne's Arts Precinct. Visit the bar pre-show - perhaps indulging in a glass of champagne - and before long it is time to take your seats. As the lights go down and the orchestra begins to play the real magic begins.

This performance takes place at the most remarkable opera house in the country. This truly is one of Melbourne's most inspiring events and your chance to immerse yourself in thrilling voices, lavish sets and and costumes and moving stories - opera has it all!


Carmen: With contemporary costumes, Bizet’s famous melodies and impressive sets, director John Bell creates a gritty new take on opera’s favourite femme fatale.

  • 7:30pm - May 2017: 4, 6, 11, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26
  • 1pm - May 2017: 13

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci: A double dose of desperation and drama in two short tragedies. The result is pure catharsis: everyday tragedy writ large on stage.

  • 7:30pm - May 2017: 10, 13, 15, 17
  • 1pm - May 2017: 20

King Roger: A powerful tale where paganism and sensuality battle religion and restraint. Szymanowski’s intoxicating, iridescent music is rarely heard on the opera stage, so don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear a 20th-century masterpiece.

  • 7:30pm - May 2017: 19, 23, 25
  • 1pm - May 2017: 27
On the Day

Session Length

  • Performance times vary, and are usually between 2-4 hours in duration
  • On redemption please select your date based on the Operas listed in the main description

Numbers on the Day

There will be an audience of 1500 people on the day.

Dress Code

There are no rules about what to wear when attending the opera. It is always great fun to dress up for the occasion and make a glamorous night of it, but dressing up is not mandatory.

... and Importantly


  • Cameras and other recording devices are prohibited in the venue's auditorium
  • Patrons arriving late will not be admitted into the venue’s auditorium until there is a suitable break in the performance
  • Please note: These are B Reserve tickets for stalls/circles. They will be allocated on a first come first served basis
  • Book early to avoid disappointment


Once this experience has been confirmed changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

  • 48 hours or more prior to the experience date: An $18 per ticket fee to change the experience date and time applies
  • Within 48 hours of the experience date, No Shows and Late Arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to re-book. Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances