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2014 Event Media Releases

2014 Event Media Releases

9 December All About Women 2015

All About Women returns in 2015 with a program bursting with storytellers, thinkers and adventurers from around the world. More

5 December Ludovico Einaudi with the Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra

Italy's record-breaking piano genius returns to the Concert Hall for an exclusive career-spanning collaboration with the 19-piece Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. More

25 November Augie March

Returning from a half decade hiatus, one of Australia's most revered indie-rock bands Augie March make their Opera House debut this Australia Day Eve, Sunday 25 January 2015. More

24 November Utzon Music Series 2015

Sydney Opera House today announced the line-up for the 2015 Utzon Music Series, a year-long chamber music and recital program from renowned artists presented in the intimate setting of the Utzon Room. More

5 November Les Arts Florissants

Acclaimed period instrument orchestra Les Arts Florissants return to Australia after more than a decade, presenting rarities and favourites from the Italian Baroque operatic repertoire in the Concert Hall on 12 March 2015. More

10 November The Sixteen

Harry Christophers and his world-renowned choir The Sixteen is delighted to present The Queen of Heaven at the Sydney Opera House on 10 March 2015. One of the program’s highlights will be a new version of Allegri’s Miserere alongside the music of Palestrina and MacMillan. More

4 November Music at the House - Summer program launch

The Sydney Opera House today announced the full summer line-up for its year-round contemporary music program, Music at the House. More

28 October Christmas at the House

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas in two very special concerts at the Sydney Opera House this December. More

21 October Homeground - full line-up revealed

The Sydney Opera House has today released the full program for Homeground, a free outdoor festival celebrating the music, dance and culture of Australian and international Indigenous peoples taking place on the Western Broadwalk 22 -23 November, 2014 as part of Corroboree Sydney. More

20 October Mister Maker

Have your glitter and glue at the ready, Mister Maker is coming to Sydney! Direct from the UK, Mister Maker will bring his hit BBC show to the stage at Sydney Opera House from 19 – 26 January 2015. More

14 October Fat Freddy's Drop

Sydney Opera House today announced New Zealand's seven-headed soul monster, Fat Freddy’s Drop will return to the Concert Hall stage with a steaming Australia Day performance, previewing their as-yet-untitled fourth album of dubbed-out grooves and monstrous funk beats, including new single ‘Slings And Arrows’ (available Friday 17 October). More

14 October Babies Proms - The Little Drummer Boy

Embracing the magic of Christmas as only young children can, Babies Proms: The Little Drummer Boy will be live on stage at the Sydney Opera House from 29 November – 21 December.  The Babies Proms Troupe of Travelling Players will teach children carols that have been passed down through generations including; Ding Dong Merrily On High, Away In A Manger and We Three Kings of Orient Are. More

13 October Club Swizzle

Following three outstanding summer seasons, the creators of La Soirée bring the world premiere of their brand new show CLUB SWIZZLE to Sydney Opera House in January 2015. More

9 October Homeground - First artists announced

After a successful debut in April 2014, Homeground returns to the Sydney Opera House on 22-23 November as part of Corroboree Sydney. Homeground is a free outdoor festival held on the Western Broadwalk, celebrating the music, dance and culture of Australian and international Indigenous peoples. More


30 September The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale, the acclaimed show based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is coming to Sydney Opera House from 7-17 January 2015. More

29 September Baila Brazil

From the creators of the sell-out, smash hit 2010 sensation Balé de Rua, the bigger and brighter Baila Brazil will burst onto the Sydney Opera House stage this summer. More

29 September Ásgeir

Ásgeir follows his sold-out Sydney debut with his grandest appearance yet – filling the Concert Hall with the falsetto-folk harmonies and delicate electronics of his chart-topping opus, In the Silence, on Wednesday 7 January, 2015. More

24 September Carnegie Conversations: Alice Waters

Join culinary icon, Alice Waters, will discuss her life-long mission to  promote locally grown, sustainable food. Alice Waters’ Slow Food Values in a Fast Food World is the first event in the new Carnegie Conversation series. More

23 September The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Following a smash-hit West End season in London, Judith Kerr's beloved The Tiger Who Came To Tea is coming to the Opera House from 10 - 28 December. More

19 September Wil Anderson - Wiluminati

Wil Anderson is coming home to Sydney to reprise his smash hit show Wiluminati for one very special night in the Concert Hall at the Sydney Opera House. More

16 September Peter Carey: In Conversation with Jennifer Byrne

Join one of Australia’s finest writers, Peter Carey, in an Ideas at the House and Sydney Writers’ Festival event in October. The only Australian to have twice won The Man Booker Prize, Peter speaks with Jennifer Byrne about his extraordinary career and new novel Amnesia. More

15 September The 26-Storey Treehouse - Return Season

Kids can’t get enough of the Treehouse! The 26-Storey Treehouse will return to Sydney Opera House for the summer school holidays. Andy Griffiths’ hugely popular world of headless pirates, ice-cream-dispensing robots and a brain bamboozling Maze of Doom comes to life from 3 - 25 January 2015. More

12 September 2015 Creative Learning Program Launch

The NSW Minister for Primary Industries and Assistant Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Katrina Hodgkinson, last night launched the Sydney Opera House’s 2015 Creative Learning Program. More.

11 September I, Bunyip

Enter the world of I, Bunyip and meet characters from Indigenous folklore. Acclaimed Australian puppet theatre company Erth Visual & Physical brings a cast of creatures to life at the Sydney Opera House from 22 – 23 November. More.

22 August Rodriguez

From 40 years of obscurity in America to his mythical resurrection in South Africa, legendary singersongwriter Rodriguez - immortalised in  the Academy Award-winning Searching for Sugar Man - returns to his 'capital of the world', bringing his '70s classic Cold Fact and incendiary mix of psych, folk, rock and blues for an Opera House debut on Tuesday 21 and Thursday October 23, 2014. More.

20 August School Holiday Adventures at the House

Sydney Opera House springs into action these school holidays with children’s shows, free creative play, junior tours and junior menus from Saturday 20 September to Sunday 5 October. More.

12 August Violent Femmes

30 years since the release of their multimillion-selling eponymous debut that spawned such coming-of-age hits as 'Blister in the Sun', 'Kiss Off', 'Add It Up' and 'Gone Daddy Gone', acoustic punk innovators the Violent Femmes will make their Opera House debut on the edge of New Years Eve, on Monday 29 December 2014. More.

12 August Babies Proms: Bollywood Baby

Discover the infectious joy of Bollywood with all its energy, colour and movement in Babies Proms: Bollywood Baby live on stage from 10 – 21 September. More.

11 August Max Richter

Hailed  as  one  of  the  most  influential  contemporary  composers  of  the  past  decade,  electro-acoustic polymath  Max Richter  will make his Australian debut  at Sydney Opera House accompanied by  New York's 22-piece Wordless Music Orchestra, on Sunday 23 November 2014. More.

1 August The Gloaming

Weaving the startling beauty of traditional Irish folk music through mesmeric new shapes, Irish‐American supergroup  The  Gloaming  will  celebrate  their  maiden  voyage  to  Australia  this  Spring,  with  a  debut performance at Sydney Opera House on Monday 27 October, 2014. More.

31 July Little Big Shots

Australia’s biggest little film festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with a return to the Sydney Opera House. Little Big Shots children’s film festival has grown in popularity, size and breadth of talent since 2004 and will again showcase the best of films for children and films by children in the Studio from 5 – 7 September 2014. More. 

31 July Nils Frahm second performance announced

Due to overwhelming demand and with limited tickets available to his 8.30pm performance, Sydney Opera House today announced German piano-prodigy and composer Nils Frahm will perform an additional twilight show at 6pm, Sunday 12 October, in the Opera House Studio.More.

30 July Nils Frahm

Following his sold-out Australian debut at Vivid LIVE 2014, German piano-prodigy and composer Nils Frahm returns to the Opera House for a personal performance in the intimate surrounds of the Studio, on Sunday 12 October, 2014. More.

14 July The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly

The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly is a journey of discovery and courage from award-winning Irish children’s theatre company Theatre Lovett. This gentle and challenging story comes to the Studio from 16 – 17 August as part of Sydney Opera House’s Kids at the House program. More

11 July Damon Albarn second performance announced

Due to overwhelming demand, Sydney Opera House today announced British singer, songwriter, producer and composer Damon Albarn will perform a second Concert Hall show on Tuesday 16 December 2014, accompanied by live band The Heavy Seas. More

10 July Angus & Julia Stone second show announced

Due to an overwhelming response to the presale, Sydney Opera House today announced ARIA Award-winners Angus & Julia Stone will play a second and final Concert Hall performance on Monday 15 September, 2014. More

8 July Damon Albarn

British musician Damon Albarn will make his Sydney Opera House debut with an intimate performance - accompanied by band, string quartet and six-member choir - on Monday 15 December 2014. More

3 July SUN

Celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter returns to the Opera House with his newest electrifying work, SUN from 27 – 30 August. More

1 July Angus & Julia Stone

Four years on from runaway hit 'Big Jet Plane' and the ARIA-dominating album Down the Way, Sydney's own siblings Angus & Julia Stone return to Sydney to make their Opera House debut on Sunday 14 September, 2014. More

23 June Cirkopolis

After touring Europe and the US, Cirque Éloize’s latest production, Cirkopolis, will premiere at the Sydney Opera House from 2-6 October, during the spring School Holidays. More

16 June Lemony Snicket's The Composer Is Dead

The comedy of Frank Woodley, the smarts of Lemony Snicket and the talent of Sydney Youth Orchestra come together for one day only for Lemony Snicket’s The Composer Is Dead at the Sydney Opera House on August 9. More

20 May An Evening with Jeanette Winterson

Join celebrated author, Jeanette Winterson at the Sydney Opera House in August as she discusses her life, and what she’s learned through decades of searching for love and meaning in fiction and poetry. More

19 May July School Holidays

Sydney Opera House is turning up the heat in the July school holidays. Between 28 June and 14 July two children’s shows, free creative play, junior tours and special lunch menus will keep kids and families entertained and engaged. More

15 May City and Colour

Making his Sydney Opera House debut in what will be his only Australian side-show for 2014, City and Colour, will return to Sydney in classic confessional form with an intimate, career-spanning set on Thursday 24 July, 2014. More

13 May LEO

LEO is a hilarious, gravity defying, one-man show guaranteed to send your senses topsy-turvy. This unparalleled physical theatre will turn the Sydney Opera House on its head from 28 June – 13 July. More

9 May Boy & Bear

Capturing the nation in five short years, Sydney's folk-rock favourites and five-time ARIA Award-winners Boy & Bear will bring their soaring melodies and rustic rhythms to the Concert Hall stage, on Monday 22 September. More

5 May The Crisis of Israeli Democracy with Peter Beinart

Journalist and political scientist Peter Beinart shares his insight on the deepening occupation of the West Bank and its impact on Israeli democracy. More

5 May Denise Scott : Mother Bare

From delivery room to empty nest, Denise Scott is ready to lay it all bare. Mother Bare will be a night with an oddly joyful curmudgeon, taking the highs and lows of her own experience of motherhood to create a hilarious and occasionally startling celebration of all things ‘mum’. More

1 May Aston's Stones

Aston’s Stones is a warm and thoughtful story for young audiences from award-winning Swedish children’s theatre company Teater Pero. This celebrated tale of love and empathy comes to The Studio from 13 – 15 June as part of Sydney Opera House’s Kids at the House program. More

28 April London Symphony Orchestra Australian Tour 2014

From 22 - 28 November 2014, the London Symphony Orchestra with Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev will present concerts in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne as part of the LSO’s first Australian tour in more than three decades. More

15 April Babies Proms: Meeting Mozart

Family favourite Simon Tedeschi is back by popular demand with his hit creation, Babies Proms: Meeting Mozart live on stage from 3 – 18 May. More

14 April The Rap Guide to Evolution

A smash hit at the Edinburgh Festival and off-Broadway, Canadian Baba Brinkman's provocative, hilarious, and scientifically tested The Rap Guide to Evolution is coming to Sydney Opera House from 19-20 June. More

14 April Australia Piano Quartet

The Australia Piano Quartet (AQ) will play a series of three intimate concerts in the Sydney Opera House’s Utzon Room in 2014, furthering their reputation as one of Sydney's premier chamber music ambassadors. More

10 April The Jezabels YouTube Live Stream

Celebrating their triumphant return to the Sydney stage, home-grown talents The Jezabels will have their second Sydney Opera House performance streamed live around the world at 8.10pm AEST on Tuesday 29 April. More

7 April Chick Corea & Gary Burton

Pioneering jazz fusion pianist and vibraphone maestro Chick Corea & Gary Burton bring their duets and improvisations back to the Concert Hall stage for one night only on Tuesday 10 June. This will mark their first Opera House appearance since playing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra 7 years ago, recorded live as The New Crystal Silence. More

31 March m¡longa

Sydney Opera House and Etihad Airways will present an exclusive season of the tango-inspired m¡longa by celebrated contemporary dancer and choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in the Joan Sutherland Theatre in June. More

11 March Vivid LIVE 2014

From 23 May – 1 June, the sixth annual Vivid LIVE will present some of the most ambitious and innovative local and international artists at the Sydney Opera House, with this year’s full program to be announced on Monday 24 March. More

10 March April School Holidays 2014

The Sydney Opera House will be welcoming kids back to centre stage in the April school holidays, 11 April and 4 May. More

25 February BalletBoyz - The Talent

Sydney Opera House will present one of the UK’s hottest all male dance ensembles BalletBoyz - The Talent in the Drama Theatre this May. Following on from a sold out international tour and a season at Sadler’s Wells London, this season will be exclusive to Sydney. More

17 February Babies Proms: Space Symphony

The much-loved Babies Proms series will launch its 2014 season with an out-of-this-world introduction to classical music in Babies Proms: Space Symphony. Rocket into orbit with the Babies Proms Orchestra from 19 – 29 March. More

11 February Homeground

Building on 13 years of the acclaimed Message Sticks festival, the Sydney Opera House will host Homeground, a celebration of First Peoples music, dance and culture, on April 5-6 against the spectacular backdrop of Sydney Harbour. More

10 February The Jezabels

Sydney quartet The Jezabels bring their signature anthems to the Opera House for a debut of soaring epics and high romance on Monday 28 April and Tuesday 29 April 2014. More

10 February Jennifer Saunders

Join the much loved comedic mastermind, Jennifer Saunders on stage at Sydney Opera House for an intimate in conversation with Caroline Baum. More

31 January The National YouTube live stream

Indie rock luminaries The National will live stream their sold-out performance from the Opera House’s iconic Forecourt on Saturday 8 February. More

28 January All About Women 2014

Now entering its second year, All About Women is a full day festival of lively conversation, celebrating what matters most to women. More

14 January Alain de Botton - The News: A User's Manual

The world’s most popular philosopher, Alain de Botton returns to the Opera House in March to discuss his latest book: The News: A User’s Manual, which explores the manic and peculiar positions that 'the news' occupies in our lives. More

7 January An Evening with Glen Hansard

On Thursday 20 March, Oscar-winning Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard will make his return to the Opera House, to play his first shows since touring with his band The Frames, in early 2013. More


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