Wet Weather

At this point in time Opera Australia has every intention of proceeding with tonight's performance of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour - Carmen. The performance will proceed if there are light intermittent showers. The performance will only be cancelled if the weather poses a threat to the safety of the performers or audience, and will be published here.


Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is an open-air event. The venue and stage are completely uncovered. The special nature of this event will be appreciated by visitors from all over the world who understand that there is a certain risk of bad weather. Opera Australia is therefore committed to going ahead with a performance even in doubtful weather conditions.

The performance will proceed if there are light, intermittent showers. Please note that although umbrellas can be brought to the site, out of consideration for other members of the audience, they cannot be used during the performance.

The performance will only be cancelled if the weather poses a threat to the safety of performers or the audience. Cancellation will occur in the event of heavy rain and strong winds as Opera Australia acknowledges that the comfort and safety of the audience and its performers are paramount.

The event may be cancelled at 5.00pm if the Bureau of Meteorology advises that extreme conditions will prevail throughout the intended time for the performance.

The performance may also be cancelled between 5.00pm and 7.30pm, or even after the show has commenced. If the performance is cancelled prior to interval, customers will be entitled to an exchange or refund. If the performance is cancelled during or after interval customers will not be entitled to exchange or refund.

Customers should contact the organisation from whom they purchased their tickets (i.e. Opera Australia or Ticketmaster) to organise a refund or exchange.

In case of cancellation

To exchange your tickets to another night, or to arrange a refund, please contact the company you bought your tickets from:

If you purchased your tickets from Opera Australia, please call our box office from 9am the day after the cancelled performance on (02) 9318 8200. 

If you purchased your tickets from Ticketmaster, please contact their box office from 9am the day after the cancelled performance on 136 100.

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