Sydney’s ultimate date night: dinner and the opera on Sydney Harbour

Handa Opera Sydney Harbour HOSH set

Forget Valentine’s Day; this opportunity’s about to trump any idea you’ve ever had before.

Opera Australia’s putting on a European gastronomic spread ahead of its annual Handa Opera on the Harbour, renowned as one of the world’s most premier and premium outdoor musical events.

The premium harbourside setting will be transformed into a pop-up opera house, complete with bars, restaurants and tiered seating that make the most of the spectacular Sydney skyline views.

You’ll get the chance to choose from five different restaurant and bar areas that’ll serve a European-inspired menu that will highlight the flavours of France and Italy in celebration of the triumphant return of Opera Australia’s production of Opera Australia’s La Traviata.

For those who bank with HSBC Australia, the Platinum Club will be on-hand as the pop-up dining experience to visit, comprising a sumptuous undercover restaurant and bar with premium Sydney Harbour views. The Club offers exclusive two or three-course sit-down fine dining with table-service, matching wine and a set menu from The Fresh Collective’s award-winning chefs.

Opera Australia has partnered with Handpicked Wines as the official wine partner and will have on-hand, a range of award- winning wine selections from Australia’s leading fine wine regions. Reservations for the HSBC Platinum Club are essential.

For a more laid-back option, guests can dine with some of the best views on site as a backdrop on the Northern Terrace. Enjoy bistro-style dining from Frenchies Bistro and Brewery with a choice of French-inspired hot, cold and dessert selections.

The Southern Terrace will transform into an outdoor Italian Pizzeria, offering guests a range of rustic Italian treats from Puntino Catering.

The Northern Cantina will offer Italian cafe-style dining on Sydney Harbour, serving small plates, hearty main dishes and desserts. Guests are able to order their food and sit directly on the waterfront, taking in the views of Sydney Harbour.

Here are the details to know:

The HSBC Platinum Club **Early Bird specials book by Friday 12 March**

$225 for three courses (early bird price: $190) $180 for two courses (early bird price: $150)

March 26 April 25

Performance begins at 7:30pm
Site opens at 5:30pm for bar and restaurant venues


Tickets from $99 (fees may apply)
Group and concession prices available for most performances Opera Australia Box Office | 02 9318 8200 |