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…


… While others clearly loved it.


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.


We’re sure he tried his best!

Images by Opera Australia/Clare Hawley.


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