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2006 Media Releases

2006 Media Releases

24 Nov 2006 John Coburn's Curtain of the Sun and Curtain of the Moon Return to Sydney Opera House

In tribute to Coburn, Sydney Opera House will display the two monumental works for which he is perhaps most remembered – the Curtain of the Sun and the Curtain of the Moon, in the two venues for which they were created. More   

9 Nov 2006 Kronos Quartet and Asha Bhosle - India Calling

This extraordinary collaboration between the ubiquitous San Francisco based string quartet, Kronos Quartet and the Queen of Bollywood film, Asha Bhosle, performs for one night only in the Concert Hall on Friday 9th March 2007. More  

9 Nov 2006 Paradise City

A breathtaking display of skill from a line-up of world class performers, Paradise City is an eye-popping fusion of street-style, dance and physical performance. More  

6 Nov 2006 Kaidan - A Ghost Story

From 17 – 27 January, Sydney Opera House together with Sydney Festival present the visionary new dance work, Kaidan, by the internationally acclaimed Australian director, choreographer and designer, Meryl Tankard. More  

31 Oct 2006 Babies Proms On Tour

Hitting the road in November for the third and final time for this year, Country Energy Proms on Tour will bring Sydney Opera House’s own Proms Orchestra into the backyards of children across northwest and central western New South Wales, taking in Bathurst, Mudgee, Coonabarabran, Gilgandra, Dubbo and Parkes. More  

30 Oct 2006 Feasting On Flesh

Tuck in to the most strangely amusing dinner you’ll ever attend when fairground attraction collides with sideshow burlesque for Feasting on Flesh, in The Studio from 8 to 18 November. More  

29 Aug 2006 The Hospital

3 nurses 0 patients
1 large well stocked medicine cabinet
Experimental pain relief
Florence Nightingales they are not! More  

18 Aug 2006 Reeldance Tracks

As part of the ReelDance mini film festival, those tongue-in-cheek terrorists of the dance world - The Fondue Set (Jane McKernan, Emma Saunders and Elizabeth Ryan) – will transform themselves into Pop Princesses to parody everyone from Elvis to Kate Bush, as they host this unique multi-media club night celebrating dance in music videos. More   

18 Aug 2006 Honour Bound World Premiere

Behind the gates of Guatanamo. Into the world of David Hicks. A dynamic, passionate and confronting new work, combining theatre, dance, film and aerial performance. More 

18 Aug 2006 JAZZ:NOW

Want to know who’s hot in the jazz scene right NOW? The third annual JAZZ:NOW festival returns to The Studio in September with four nights of double bills. Serving up a cross section of jazz grooves from a stellar line-up some of the most cutting edge jazz musicians from Australia and overseas. More  

18 Aug 2006 Urban Classicism

Bringing the best of urban street culture to The Studio, with an eclectic mix of popping, contemporary dance, hip hop, jazz, short film and spoken-word starring Robert Hylton, DJ Billy Biznizz and Australia’s own wordsmith Miles Merrill. More  

18 Aug 2006 Hinepau

Based on the award-winning children’s picture book by New Zealand writer Gavin Bishop, Hinepau is a funny and dynamic production telling the tale of a young Maori girl banished from her tribal village for being different. More  

18 Aug 2006 Music Book 06

Following sell-out seasons in 2004 & 2005, Music Book returns with a fresh program of new hits & old favourites. More 

18 Aug 2006 Country Energy - Proms On Tour

If kids can’t come to the Opera House, bring the Opera House to them! More  

17 Aug 2006 Blowback

Award winning, internationally acclaimed theatre company, Not Yet It’s Difficult Productions presents BLOWBACK, a darkly, funny work about Australia’s present political situation. Written by Artistic Director, David Pledger, this surreal story has its finger on the pulse of today’s society. More  

17 Aug 2006 ReelDance International Dance on Screen Festival

Sydney Opera House and One Extra Dance Company present ReelDance 2006, a film festival devoted to celebrating the art of dance on film. From Hollywood-musical tap to the pulsing rhythms of Africa, be moved by an intoxicating celebration of music, dance and film presented at The Studio, Sydney Opera House from 4 – 7th May. More  

16 Aug 2006 CODA Music for the eyes - A tribute to Norman Lindsay

Following the sell out success of CODA's 2005 Studio season, the CODA collective return with the second installment of ‘Music for the Eyes’ in a new event that delves deep into the mystique of the vast Australian landscape and the magical realm it evokes. More  

6 April 2006 Tim Minchin - Dark Side

This May, it’s Sydney’s turn to experience one of our most exciting and sought-after performers as he brings his comic cabaret show, Dark Side to The Studio at Sydney Opera House. More 

6 April 2006 Classical Kids Concert Tours Regional NSW!

A brand new concert series created especially for kids, Country Energy Proms on Tour, will take to the road to bring Sydney Opera House’s own ensemble string orchestra into the backyards of children across regional New South Wales in 2006. More  

30 March 2006 Little Big Shots

Little Big Shots – Australia’s first international children’s film festival – arrives at Sydney Opera House this June to show the best in filmmaking for children and by children, from Australia and around the world. More  

14 March 2006 Café West opens under Sydney Opera House Colonnade

There can’t be better views in Sydney than its newest outdoor eatery, Café West under the Colonnade – the first change to the exterior of the beautiful Sydney Opera House since it first opened in 1973. More  

28 Feb 2006 The changing face of Sydney Opera House goes on display

Jørn Utzon changed how the world sees Sydney and Australia when he designed Sydney Opera House and 32 years on from the building’s opening, he is still keeping it in the international spotlight. More  

19 Feb 2006 The Kransky Sisters Heard It On The Wireless

The multi-award winning, strange and endearing The Kransky Sisters hit the long and winding road carved out by the balding tyres of their trusty Morris to return to The Studio with their BRAND NEW SHOW, Heard It On The Wireless. More  

16 Feb 2006 Anoukvandijk DC’s STAU

Direct from the Adelaide Festival and a hit across Europe, Russia and the United States, anoukvandijk dc’s STAU comes to The Studio. More  

16 Feb 2006 National Australia Bank signs as major sponsor of Sydney Opera House to jointly present the world famous Vienna Philharmonic in Australia for the first time

Sydney Opera House and National Australia Bank (NAB) today announced a significant new partnership, which will bring the very best of the musical performing arts to the people of Sydney and New South Wales. More

15 Feb 2006 Global beats world music from a small planet

After phenomenal success in 2005, Global Beats returns to The Studio for 4 days of music, dance and rhythm from around the world. More  

14 Feb 2006 Mr McGee and the Biting Flea

Celebrate the possibilities of storytelling with the surprising, charming and frenetic theatrical production Mr McGee and the Biting Flea. Presented by Adelaide’s acclaimed Patch Theatre Company, and based around six whimsical stories by award-winning children’s writer Pamela Allen*, this original production is beautifully designed, innovatively staged and exquisitely performed. More  

13 Feb 2006 Kiki & Herb

Straight from sold out shows across the US and London, the wild and starkly original New York drag/cabaret sensation Kiki & Herb bring their confrontational show to The Studio to celebrate Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2006. More  

10 Feb 2006 Babies Proms are back!

The legendary Babies Proms series returns in ’06 with the zestiest music season yet! More  

7 Feb 2006 The Conch Vula

From 7 – 25 June audiences are in for a rare theatrical experience as Sydney Opera House in partnership with the Biennale of Sydney presents the Australian premiere of The Conch’s captivating production Vula. More  

7 Feb 2006 Emio Greco | PC Double Points: One & Two

Italian choreographer Emio Greco and Dutch theatre director Pieter C. Scholten have worked together as Emio Greco l PC since 1995, searching for new dance forms and a new dance language. Emio Greco is widely acknowledged as one of the most electrifying figures in modern dance. More  

7 Feb 2006 Improbable The Hanging Man

The Hanging Man, from British theatre company Improbable, is a bitter-sweet tale of an architect, a half-finished cathedral and a man getting to know Death. This absurd, funny but deadly serious play opens at Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre on 4 May as part of Adventures in the Dark. More  

7 Feb 2006 Nigel Jamieson’s Honour Bound

This world premiere brings together two of Australia’s leading theatre visionaries, director Nigel Jamieson and acclaimed Australian Dance Theatre choreographer Garry Stewart. More  

7 Feb 2006 Mikel Rouse Music for Minorities & Failing Kansas

American composer, performer and filmmaker, Mikel Rouse, has been on a mission to combine music and visual arts in a manner that carries forward the tradition of opera into a contemporary time zone. He brings to the Playhouse two very different examples of his multimedia music theatre. More  

7 Feb 2006 Ridiculusmus The ImportaA Trivial Comedy performed by Two Serious Peoplence of Being Earnest

What happens when The Importance of Being Earnest is performed by just two actors playing all nine roles? The answer is Ridiculusmus. More  

7 Feb 2006 Ruby’s Story Australian Art Orchestra with Ruby Hunter and Archie Roach

Ruby’s Story is a unique collaboration between Ruby Hunter, her partner in music and life, Archie Roach, and acclaimed musician Paul Grabowsky. More  

7 Feb 2006 Jo Strømgren Kompani The Hospital

Norwegian choreographer Jo Strømgren brings his first all-female production The Hospital to the Playhouse. This darkly funny dance theatre work, which premiered in Latvia in April 2005, runs from 24 October to 19 November. More  

7 Feb 2006 Brian Lipson A Large Attendance in the Antechamber

Brian Lipson returns to Sydney with his internationally acclaimed, award-winning production A Large Attendance in the Antechamber. From 27 June to 16 July, Lipson brings one of the most brilliant and controversial scientists of the Victorian era, Sir Francis Galton, to life on the Playhouse stage. More  

30 Jan 2006 March into March with comedy, music, dance and more comedy at The Studio, Sydney Opera House

March is a microcosm of what the off-beat hub of Sydney Opera House delivers in ’06. Take a journey into dance land, lose yourself in a blast of great new music or just laugh yourself silly as The Studio presents a rich mix of original live arts. More  

5 Jan 2006 Summer at the house. Dress code: board shorts and black ties

Tennis anyone? Feel like a surf? Or a laugh? Or enjoying the best new music? It’s all happening this summer at Sydney Opera House with an incredible variety of events and performances. More  


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