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2009 Media Releases

December SYD.NYE09

Jetting in exclusively from L.A. to Sydney Opera House, Hollywood super DJ Samantha Ronson will headline the premiere luxury event SYD.NYE09More

December New Year's Eve

With more than 15,000 people expected to enjoy New Year’s Eve at Sydney Opera House, members of the public are reminded that access to Bennelong Point will be closed when the site reaches maximum capacity. More

December Darlingwood Tales

Commissioned by Sydney Opera House, Darlingwood Tales by Loose Canon Arts is outlandish December school holiday fun the entire family will love.The Studio, December 12, 13, 19 & 20. More

December Drag! Camp as Christmas

Sydney’s superstars of drag will return to Sydney Opera House for three glittering performances in Drag! Camp as Christmas. The Studio, December 4 to 6. More

November Babies Proms: Afro Beats

The final Babies Proms for 2009 is a fun-filled performance with renowned children’s performer, multi-instrumentalist and composer, Afro Moses from Ghana, West Africa. Utzon Room, 25 November to 6 December. More

November Daniel Kitson

Daniel Kitson returns to Sydney Opera House with the poignant and poetic 66a Church Road. Playhouse, November 24 to December 23. More

November Alan Cumming

After four sold-out Sydney shows and a short run at London’s Vaudeville Theatre, Alan Cumming is heading back Down Under with a limited return season of his exquisitely personal cabaret show I Bought A Blue Car Today. The Studio, November 10 to 14. More

November Camille O'Sullivan

Irish chanteuse Camille O'Sullivan returns to her adopted home with a brand new show that showcases her inner rock goddess. The Studio, November 3 to 14. More

October Sydney Opera House Open Day

Sydney Opera House is throwing open its doors and inviting the people of New South Wales to see what happens behind the scenes at a free Open Day on Sunday 25 October 2009. More

October Trent Parke Exhibition

Australia’s only Magnum photographer Trent Parke will exhibit more than 40 large scale prints on the Sydney Opera House Western Broadwalk this summer (22 Oct 2009  to 31 Jan 2010). More

October Carlo Petrini

Carlo Petrini, Slow Food founder and international president, will speak at the Opera Theatre on October 18 at 2pm, a highlight event of the Sydney International Food Festival. More

October London Philharmonic Orchestra

Sydney Opera House and NAB present the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski with Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) and Vadim Repin (violin). More

October Hugh Masekela

Legendary South African jazz flugelhorn player, trumpeter, composer and singer Hugh Masekela to make his Sydney Opera House debut in the Concert Hall on October 6. More   

October Sydney Architecture Festival Talk

The headline talk of the 2009 Sydney Architecture Festival will take place at the Sydney Opera House Studio on October 5. More

October Mariza

The Portuguese sensation, Mariza, is back at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for one show only on Monday, October 5. More

October Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Sydney Opera House presents the inaugural Festival of Dangerous Ideas on 3 and 4 October 2009. More

October Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes

International acclaimed master puppeteer Ronnie Burkett and his Theatre of Marionettes, return to Sydney Opera House with his latest show, Billy Twinkle – Requiem for a Golden Boy, 1–16 October. More

September Little Big Shots

Little Big Shots is fast growing up. After the success of the inaugural Sydney program in 2006, the international children’s film festival returns to The Studio for the fourth time in September with a brand new crop of films. More

August MyMutation first round finalists

International online dance competition takes flight with
14 finalists announced in first round of MyMutation. More  

August Poppea

Sydney Opera House in association with Sydney Theatre Company presents Barrie Kosky’s Poppea, based on Monteverdi’s final opera, L’Incoronazione Di Poppea for an exclusive three week season in the Drama Theatre from 6 to 22 August. More 

July Spring Dance

Sydney Opera House in partnership with SONY presents Spring Dance, the first of our annual dance celebrations, from August 27 to September 27. More     

July MyMutation

MyMutation is an innovative worldwide online dance competition that gives aspiring dancers from across the globe the once in a lifetime opportunity to perform live at the Sydney Opera House. More

July Michael Nyman Band

Making a return to the Concert Hall stage after 7 years, Sydney Opera House in association with Arts Projects Australia presents one of Britain’s most innovative and acclaimed composers, Michael Nyman and his 11 piece band for one night only, Sunday 26 July. More

July The Studio in July

The Studio at Sydney Opera House will offer an eclectic festival-style selection of popular culture in July with nine very different shows  across the areas of music, magic and cabaret – light entertainment for dark times – to warm even the coldest winter’s night. More

June Spontaneous Broadway

After wowing crowds at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Adelaide Cabaret Festival, the cast of Spontaneous Broadway will create a new musical every night in the Playhouse for 10 shows from June 24. More

May Australian Luminous Acts

Palace of Fire, Pivot, Sine, Lolo Lovina, The Crooked Fiddle Band, Alister Spence Trio and Watussi have been hand-picked by Brian Eno to join fellow Australians, cult band The Necks, in the inaugural Luminous music festival at Sydney Opera House. More

May Eleftheria Arvanitaki

Eleftheria Arvanitaki is the shining star of Greek roots music. Blessed with a voice that transcends musical boundaries, she will make her Sydney Opera House debut on 23 & 25 May, Concert Hall. More

May Gatz by Elevator Repair Service

Sydney Opera House Adventures in association with Brisbane Powerhouse present Gatz, a verbatim reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 classic The Great Gatsby from 15-31 May 2009. More

May Message Sticks

The Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival returns to Sydney Opera House from 7-10 May 2009 with its biggest program to date. More

May The Little Mermaid

Play School star and much-loved Australian actress Deborah Mailman will join Israel’s extraordinary Silver-Garburg Piano Duo and a chamber orchestra to narrate a superb concert production of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid on 2 & 3 May, 2009. More

April Teuila Postcards

Acclaimed Australian contemporary dance ensemble Polytoxic returns to Sydney with its tongue-in-cheek look at the oppression and evolution of an island, Teuila Postcards, from April 29 - May 2, The Studio. More

April The Dirty Brothers

The Dirty Brothers are kamikaze clown princes of sideshow who smash conventions and create inventions that show what this artform might become. Taking inspiration from art-house cinema, they have created a new form of extreme theatre. April 29 - May 2, The Studio. More

April Push

Having performed to wide acclaim in over 24 cities including London, Paris, Venice, Madrid and New York, and garnering a string of five-star reviews, PUSH comes to Sydney Opera House for just four performances only from 15 – 18 April, 2009. More

April Jerry Springer: The Opera

From its phenomenal success in London and New York, Jerry Springer: The Opera is finally coming to Australia. The smash-hit, multi-award-winning production will premiere in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall from 21 – 26 April, 2009. More

March Hemispheres: Modern Journeys in Global Sounds

10 Concerts, 7 Events, 5 Continents, 2 Exclusive Double-Bills, 1 Amazing Series. Hemispheres 09 is a collection of extraordinary music from all parts of the world. More  

March Hoipolloi in Floating

Sydney Opera House presents the UK theatre company, Hoipolloi with it’s brilliantly comic production, Floating, 2 – 14 March, Playhouse. More

March The Mingus Big Band

Sydney Opera House presents a who’s who of great jazz artists when The Mingus Big Band performs its exclusive Australian show in the Concert Hall on Sunday 1st March. More

February Juliette Binoche & Akram Khan 'In-I'

Sydney Opera House presents the luminous French stage and screen actress,  Juliette Binoche, and dancer/choreographer, Akram Khan, in a synthesis of movement and storytelling, IN-I from 18 – 28 February. More

February Alan Cumming: I Bought A Blue Car Today

Sydney Opera House presents the respected Scottish film and stage actor, Alan Cumming, in the highly personal cabaret show I Bought A Blue Car Today from 19 – 22 February. More

February Babies Proms: Sweet Dreams

The first Babies Prom for 2009 is a soothing musical adventure to inspire bedtime bliss. More

January Kids at the House Continues to Grow

Sydney Opera House continues to build on its ongoing commitment to young audiences with the release of Kids at the House 2009. More

January The Burlesque Hour...She's back!

Hot on the heels of five sold out shows under the velvet canopy of The Famous Spiegeltent, the smash hit of festivals everywhere returns to set the sails of Sydney Opera House alight. More

January Le Grand Cirque Aerial Dreams

The sell-out family hit of 2008 returns to Sydney in January with a brand new circus extravaganza that is bigger and better than before. More



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