This event has been cancelled

COVID-19 update:

A note from Opera on the Harbour: "It is with huge disappointment that we announce the cancellation of Opera on the Harbour due to New Zealand being in the red traffic light setting for at least the next few weeks, as outlined by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday. Ticket holders will be offered a full refund and will be contacted directly about this.  We will be in touch with further updates as and when we have more information to share.

New Zealand Opera’s General Director Thomas de Mallet Burgess says, “The past two years have seen multiple postponements and cancellations across the performing arts and events industries. It has been an incredibly tough time for everyone involved in putting on live performances, and we acknowledge how hard it is. Our creative spirits have been tested to the limit, but the health and wellbeing of our people and our audiences is our absolute priority. We look forward to better times soon.”

We thank you for your understanding at this time"


Expect an evening of open-air music and entertainment set against the backdrop of the stunning Waitematā Harbour and City Lights on Valentine’s Weekend 2022. Auckland’s iconic Wynyard Wharf will play host to the first-ever Opera on the Harbour, where Aotearoa new Zealand's beloved entertainer Suzy Cato will step into the role of The Star keeper. 

Audiences will experience a concert performance of the famous, crowd-pleasing musical Carousel in an open-air setting on the Auckland waterfront across three nights in February, with performances by some of New Zealand’s best operatic talent alongside and household names in music and entertainment. High-quality food and beverages will be on offer, with a spectacular fireworks display to conclude the evening.

Tickets start from $79 (plus booking fee) and are on sale now from ticketek.co.nz.  

Flat fee of $7 per day on weekends at Fanshawe Street carpark. Find out more.

Kids ride free on public transport on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Last updated: 25 October 2021