Welcome Reception

Date: Friday 24 March 2017

Time: 5.00pm to 6.30pm

Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney

Cost: Free for delegates and partners for ISOO and NSW RANZCO  

Join your colleagues at the new International Convention Centre for drinks and canapes overlooking Darling Harbour. The ICC Sydney is located in the heart of its very own Sydney harbour waterfront precinct, set amongst restaurants, retail and a vibrant public domain on Darling Harbour.


ISOO Cocktail Reception

Date: Saturday 25 March 2017

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks

Cost: Free for ISOO delegates, $100 for additional guests or NSW delegates  

This exclusive event is being held on the rooftop of the newly extended Museum of Contemporary Art. The Sculpture Terrace boasts spectacular views of the world-famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Sliding glass doors open out onto the partly covered terrace inviting you to take in the beauty of Sydney's city skyline.


ISOO Conference Dinner

Date: Monday 27 March 2017

Time: 7.00pm to 11.00pm

Venue: Sydney Eye Hospital Courtyard

Cost: $150 for delegates and guests

Sydney Eye Hospital is steeped in history, with a legacy of nursing and medical firsts to its credit and having paved the way in many clinical areas - both nationally and internationally. Join your colleagues for a unique dining experience at Australia's first hospital, with Sydney Hospital dating back to the arrival of the first fleet in 1788. It has been located at the present site on Macquarie Street since 1811, with 2011 marking its milestone of 200 years.



Opera Australia - Carmen on Sydney Harbour

Date: Sunday 26 March 2017

Time: 7.30pm to 10.15pm, including one 35 minute interval

Venue: Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney (Note: This event is held in the open-air on Sydney Harbour, not in the Opera House)

Cost: Please refer to the Opera Australia website - ISOO attendees will receive a 10% discount for bookings made on Sunday 26 March only by clicking here.

Take a harbourside setting with an unrivalled view of the famous Sydney skyline. Build a pop-up opera house, complete with bars, restaurants and tiered seating. Add a monumental set, colourful, eye-catching costumes, spectacular dance and an explosion of fireworks, and you've got a night like no other. This is Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: the cultural event of the year. At sunset, gather with friends over a glass of something sparkling and a sumptuous Spanish meal before settling back to enjoy our vivacious, vivid production of Bizet's Carmen. Powerful voices sing those famous Spanish tunes, filling the night air with Spanish rhythms and fiery passion. Soldiers patrol, factory girls seduce shamelessly, glittering bullfighters parade and dancers pirouette their way across the stage as the captivating Carmen walks fearlessly towards a fate written in the cards. "It's the perfect potion – the glitzy visuals and hyperactive energy of a Broadway musical mixed with world-class opera." – TIME OUT


Opera Australia - Handa on Sydney Harbour

Some of Sydney's most spectacular landmarks will provide the backdrop for a magnificent production of one of the world's best loved operas - Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour at Mrs Macquarie's Point.

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is the cultural event of the year.

Water taxi

Before the performance, enjoy a half-hour mini-cruise around Sydney Harbour.

Pick-up is from Man o' War steps, beside the Sydney Opera House, at 5:15pm. 

Arrival at the opera site is at 5:45pm, where you can enjoy a range of pop-up restaurants and bars while watching the sunset before the 7:30pm performance. 

Return taxi to Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay and Milson's Point is also included.

For further information and bookings, please contact:

Tessa McLachlan | Tourism Sales Coordinator | Opera Australia +61 2 9318 8362 


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