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Get this discounted combo ticket to witness the ultimate femme fatale comeback, set in a timeless version of Seville. Watch the whole world fall under Carmen's spell, complete with round-trip ferry rides.


  • Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Carmen and the beautiful surroundings of Cockatoo Island with the combo ticket that includes round-trip ferry transportation.

  • Enjoy the beautiful views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline as you make your way to the island for the show.

  • Get swept away by the fiery passion and sensual tale of Carmen as you immerse yourself in the pulsating world of Spanish music and the shadowy depths of its alluring heroine.

  • With multiple seating options available, choose the perfect spot to enjoy this timeless classic.



  • Admission to 2-hour 45-min show

  • A reserve seats (optional)

  • B reserve seats (optional)

  • Premium reserve seats (optional)

Cockatoo Island Shuttle Ferry

  • Round-trip transfers from Darling Harbor

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Why Watch Carmen

Set in a timeless version of Seville, Don Josè is training for the priesthood in his native Basque country. He suddenly kills a man in a quarrel and has to enlist in Seville's army. His mother and Micaëla, the girl who loves him and hopes to marry him, follow him to the south and reside in a village, near the city.

This French Opera has the ultimate femme fatale returning to the stage, where she tosses her hair and stomps her feet, and the whole world seems to fall under her spell. Revel in irresistible Spanish tunes, a sultry story, and the dark undercurrent of Carmen. Find out how Carme's and Don Josè's life intertwine, and the future of Don Josè.

Enjoy Seamless Journey To and From Cockatoo Island and Best Seats

The ferry will pick up guests from Darling Harbour and drop them off at the island, providing stunning views of the harbor along the way. Upon the conclusion of the show, the ferry will return guests to their original departure point, eliminating the need for additional transportation arrangements.

Choose from three seating options: the intimate and exclusive premium reserve seating, where you'll be just feet away from the action; the A reserve seating with an unbeatable view of the stage; or the general B reserve seating for a more budget-friendly option.

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Show Details

  • Genre: Opera

  • Duration: 2-hour 45-min (including one interval)

  • Opening Date: 25 Nov 2022

  • Closing Date: 18 Dec 2022

  • Theatre Name: Eastern Apron and Bolt Wharf

  • Theatre Facilities: Wheelchair accessibility, Pop-up bars, Eateries, Undercover restaurant

  • Dress Code: Smart casual


  • Eastern Apron and Bolt Wharf at Cockatoo Island have a seating capacity of 5,000.

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles

  • Carmen - Carmen Topciu, Sian Sharp

  • Don Josè - Roberto Aronica, Diego Torre

  • Escamillo - Daniel Sumegi, Alexander Sefton

** Conductor**

  • Tahu Matheson


  • Liesel Badorrek


  • Shannon Burns

Important Information


  • The opera is sung in French with English subtitles.

  • This production contains adult themes, sexual references, and depictions of violence against women.

  • Cockatoo Island is an open-air and all-weather venue. Please come prepared so that you are as comfortable as possible.

Cockatoo Island Shuttle Ferry

  • It's recommended to arrive 10 minutes prior to the departure time.

  • The ferries will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • It may take some time for audience members to leave the island at the end of the performance.



  • Tue to Sun: 7:45pm

  • The performance runs from 25 Nov 2022 to 18 Dec 2022.

Cockatoo Island Shuttle Ferry

  • Arrival: 5:30pm - 6pm

  • Departure: 10:30pm - 12:15am

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  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your cruise to avoid any delays.

Boarding Point

  • Board your ferry at King Street Wharf 3 at Darling Harbour.

  • Address: 3 The Promenade, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

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Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Sussex St at Erskine St. It is a quick 4-minute walk to the boarding point.

  • Buses 288, 290, 292 and more will get you there.

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