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Backstage

Disover the people, shows and stories that bring the Opera House to life.

Our House is now carbon neutral

Here's what it means & how we made a modern wonder sustainable

Here's what it means & how we made a modern wonder sustainable.

Little Country Syndrome

Australia turns to writers like Ta-Nehisi Coates to soothe our racial anxiety – but is it their responsibility?

Why does Australia look abroad for solutions to our racial anxieties? Nayuka Gorrie reflects on the work of Ta-Nehisi Coates to answer this question.

Puppet masters show their hands

Puppeteers teach the tricks of the trade in a new industry masterclass

Two of Australia’s leading visual theatre making companies have join forces for a week-long puppeting masterclass.

The Italian visual studio creating virtual Egypt in Aida

"There isn't one right way to do an opera ... it's a journey into the world the composer has created."

"There isn't one right way to do an opera ... it's a journey into the world the composer has created."

10 books to read before Antidote 2018

Must reads from the all star Antidote line up

From the polemic to the ­­­­hysterical, here’s your Antidote reading list.

Live music tour of the House

Tour the Opera House with the help of some of the world's finest contemporary musicians.

Over the years, we’ve invited well renowned musicians into the belly of the beast to show us some of the wonders that lie beneath the Sydney Opera House shells.

Cheat sheet: Chelsea Manning

Three interviews with the whistleblower that rattled the world.

Three interviews with the whistleblower that rattled the world.
Talks & Ideas

It's A Long Story

A podcast about the moments that made the people who shape our culture.

It's A Long Story is the podcast from Sydney Opera House exploring the stories behind some of our most influential and acclaimed guests. Listen here.

Revisiting Max Richter's 'Sleep'

Relive the monumental 'Sleep' from Vivid LIVE 2016.

Watch a short film from the eight-hour overnight performance, documented at Vivid LIVE 2016.

An audio guide to Antidote

Listen to highlights from 2017's festival to get yourself in the right mindset for this year.

Listen to highlights from 2017's festival to get yourself in the right mindset for this year.

That's a Wrap

Conversations with our city's most striking performance artists.

We talk to the artists behind UnWrapped, the Opera House's series exploring under-appreciated gems of the Australian arts scene.

Racist robots

If we want AI to learn from our mistakes we need to teach them, says Ellen Broad.

If we want AI to learn from our mistakes we need to teach them, says Ellen Broad.

The blessing (and curse) of Bach's Goldberg Variations

For harpsichordist Erin Helyard playing Bach’s sacred works is like playing Hamlet.

For harpsichordist Erin Helyard playing Bach’s sacred works is like playing Hamlet.

Aussie Dads

Johan Bävman wants to start a conversation on parental leave through photography.

Johan Bävman wants to start a conversation on parental leave through photography. Exhibiting from 23 - 31 August 2018.

Remembering a broken nation

'The Long Forgotten Dream', H Lawrence Sumner's debut with Sydney Theatre Company, is a tragedy about how the past always comes back.

'The Long Forgotten Dream', H Lawrence Sumner's debut with Sydney Theatre Company, is a heartrending play about how the past always comes back.

Cheat sheet: Rigoletto

An abduction, a lustful duke, and a clown. Your ultimate guide to Verdi's opera.

An abduction, a lustful duke, and a clown. Your ultimate guide to Verdi's opera.

Can mutant food save our planet?

Glow-in-the-dark popcorn, Instaworthy tuna and other ideas to make your everyday eating more enjoyable.

Glow-in-the-dark popcorn, Instaworthy tuna and other ideas to make your everyday eating more enjoyable.

The fear of food

We live in an era where food is restricted and resisted, in part due to medical conditions, in part due to fear.

We live in an era where food is restricted and resisted, in part due to medical conditions, in part due to fear.