Music: Enjoy the New Year’s Eve fireworks in the company of opera stars and without the crowds and warm champagne. Opera Australia’s gala concert has highlights from La Traviata , Tosca and Madama Butterfly , with singers Jose Carbo, Emma Matthews, Rosario La Spina and Milijana Nikolic. Tickets also available for midnight party. December 31, Sydney Opera House. Bookings: ( 02) 9250 7777.