In Sydney, Australia, I saw a concert featuring Nobuyuki Tsujii at the Sydney Opera House, which is famous for being a World Heritage site.
For overseas concert tickets, in many cases an e-ticket is issued at the same time as payment and can be used as the actual ticket. However, it is necessary to return the performance ticket at the Sydney Opera House to the actual ticket, and this time I will report the experience of the exchange.
World Heritage Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is the most famous of Sydney’s tourist attractions, but its white fan-shaped roof is impressive. This is a complex with many concert halls and theaters. As the name suggests, it also has an opera theater, but I didn’t get a chance to perform this time.
There are pros and cons to the fact that this building is registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site, and when you actually see it, it is certainly a novel and beautiful building, but if you think about it, it is worth being on par with Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef. I can’t help but see the light.
If you look at it closely, it’s getting a little old, and at least from the outside, there’s nothing worthy of the World Heritage designation. I don’t think there was any political factor involved in the World Heritage registration!?
Purchase tickets from HP
This performance was performed by “Sydney Symphony Orchestra” based in the Opera House Concert Hall, and Nobuyuki Tsujii was invited as a soloist. I bought the ticket from the official website of Sydney Opera House. As with concert tickets in other countries, there is nothing difficult, and you can easily pay and issue tickets with a credit card.
You can choose your seat in detail. Tickets range from $50 to $200 depending on the show. There were not many seats left for Tsujii’s performance this time, so the seat I saw was 162 dollars, which was a pretty good price! I would like to introduce the view and how to hear it in the next article.
After the payment is completed, only the reservation number is issued, not the e-ticket. You need to exchange this for a real ticket at the site later. On the day of the concert, you can exchange at the reception desk at the venue by one hour before the performance, and on the day before the concert, you can exchange at Box Office.
Exchange for real tickets at BOX OFFICE
I had time the day before the concert, so I decided to exchange it at this box office. The box office is located in a different location from the Opera House and is only open on weekdays during the day, so the chance to receive your item is very limited.
The place is near the circular key. It’s just inland from the port.
I think this is the office of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Also, I was able to exchange the ticket for the “Sydney City Concert Hall” that I was going to tell you next time.
There is a counter right after you enter, so you just need to show the receipt number printed when the ticket was issued to the receptionist. The ticket will be issued immediately.
They kindly put the tickets in a cardboard case. The box office is open from 9 o’clock to 17 o’clock on weekdays. At that time, it was just before 17 o’clock, but the elderly man treated me kindly, which was helpful! Westerners sometimes look displeased at us at the last minute, but this time we did not have such a thing at all, and the service was pleasant.
So, you can easily get concert tickets for the Opera House and City Hall! Next time, I will report the concert appreciation report at the Sydney Opera House.
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