Social 101 was invited to the opening night of La Traviata: the story that inspired Moulin Rouge on Sydney Harbour. It was one of the most incredible nights we have ever had in Sydney – and trust me, that’s not an over statement.

The music, the voices, the talent, the backdrop and the fireworks, oh the fire works!  The jewel on the crown is the 3.5-tonne chandelier which sparkles with 10,000 crystals. The biggest scenes feature 70 performers on stage and party boats in the harbour.

It’s an absolute sight to behold, and the perfect date night, special occasion event or simply the perfect setting to see Sydney in all its glory.

Some of you may recognise the sound track, and even the name – I clue I like to use to jog people’s memories is” “Oh my, it was so good I almost pee’d my pants’. Yes you got it, that’s right – Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.

Set on Sydney’s Harbour with the iconic skyline as a backdrop, ticket holders can enjoy wine, food and nibbles pre -performance as they anticipate the opening act (which does not disappoint).

Violetta is the life of every party. A courtesan with a heart of gold, she’s free and free-spirited. Could a little love change everything?


Verdi’s score offers flying melodies, rousing drinking songs and heart-breaking duets. Brian Castles-Onion conducts the opera, with a live orchestra hidden under the stage.


If you’re keen to check out the show for yourselves (which I highly reccommned), you need to hurry as there’s only 1 1/2 weeks left. Tickets start from just $99 per person and you can order your tickets here.

Save $50 with Dine & Discover NSW

Buy tickets to La Traviata on Sydney Harbour with a Dine & Discover voucher and we’ll match it!

As a participating organisation in the Dine & Discover NSW program, we’re proud to announce that we’re not only accepting Dine & Discover vouchers, but we’ll match your $25 voucher to save you $50 for each ticket.

What are you waiting for? You 100% don’t want to miss this one.

Photo Credits: Prudence Upton

About The Author

Lisa Hollinshead
Editor & Director

Boss lady over here at Social 101. Lover of all things that inspire creativity, individuality and happiness! Former party gal, now mama to a beautiful baby boy!

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