A production of this monumental scale requires an enormous team of supporters.  To stage this event we require over 750 people, including 140 artists, 570 staff and crew and 60 volunteers.  In addition to box office revenue, we are extremely grateful for the support and generosity of a many individuals, organisations and government bodies.

We invite you to come aboard and become a Harbourmaster for 2013.  As a Harbourmaster you will become a part of the Opera Australia family and play a vital role in the realisation of this enormous cultural masterpiece.

The Harbourmasters program is offered to both individuals and corporate members. 


Enjoy exclusive privileges and never before offered behind-the-scenes experiences. The Harbourmasters program is available to anyone who has already purchased a ticket to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour - Carmen with a one off tax deductible donation of $500.

This program offers individuals the chance to gain a greater understanding of the complexity of this project, and to learn about the creative process leading up to opening night including an Insights evening with the creative team and a chance to come to a dress rehearsal performance. Read more or visit the Opera Australia website to donate now. If you have any questions, you can call us on (02) 9318 8220 or email harbourmaster@opera-australia.org.au

The benefits include:

  • 2 tickets to attend a rehearsal of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour - Carmen.
  • 2 places at a backstage tour so that you can see how this incredible production comes together each night.
  • 2 places at an Insight night at the Opera Centre, Surry Hills, where you will hear from the creative team behind Carmen.
  • Acknowledgement in the souvenir program and on the Opera Australia website.
  • Tax deductible receipt.

Corporate Harbourmasters

As a Corporate Harbourmaster, your organisation will become an important partner of this event.

In return for your support, we will provide the opportunity for 10+ people to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes connection to the production, premium corporate entertaining opportunities and logo acknowledgement on the website, in the program and on onsite signage. Read more.

$15,000 plus GST.

If you would like to know more about the Harbourmasters program, or other opportunities for sponsorship of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, please contact Victoria Hope, Corporate Account Manager on 02 9318 8390 or victoria.hope@opera-australia.org.au