Everything is better with dogs – including Opera.

Opera Australia held a doggie day in Sydney Harbour on Sunday 3 April, welcoming two and four-legged Opera fans alike.

“It’s time for the pooches to enjoy a dazzling aria, pucker a pose for the photo booth and if they’re game, dust off their glad rags for a dress-up competition,” Opera Australia wrote. “Not wanting to neglect all the humans in attendance, there’ll be a dress-up box filled with costumes from various Opera Australia productions, delicious fresh coffee available for purchase and tickets to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour for a lucky few.”

Of course, dog owners wasted no time in dressing up their dogs. Some of them looked mildly confused…

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… While others clearly loved it.

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There was some rivalry among contestants…

… But it was all forgotten when humans and canines alike were treated to a performance of Nessun Dorma, sung by Opera Australia’s principal artist Simon Kim. It was so good some pooches couldn’t resist singing along.

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We’re sure he tried his best!

Images by Opera Australia/Clare Hawley.

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