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Backstage

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

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.

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.

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.

Fixing Food: Three moves in the right direction

Thinking about how we eat can help fix our food system.

Thinking about how we eat can help fix our food system.

Buddying up with the Opera House

Gig Buddies helps people with learning disabilities party by night at Vivid LIVE

Gig Buddies helps people with learning disabilities party by night at Vivid LIVE.
Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, and his father Rickey, on why the first take is always the best take.
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.

Improving the acoustics

Work is underway to make the Opera House sound as good as it looks. Meet the acousticians solving a 40 year-old problem.

Work is underway to make the Opera House sound as good as it looks. Meet the acousticians solving a 40 year-old problem.

Childish Gambino is saving pop culture

Moments when the pop polymath shook the world, from Star Wars to Bieber.

Moments when pop polymath Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino shook the world, from Star Wars to Justin Bieber.

Evolving art: The costumes of Dark Emu

Costume designer Jennifer Irwin creates evolving art pieces connected to country.

Costume designer Jennifer Irwin creates evolving art pieces for Bangarra Dance Theatre's latest production Dark Emu. Read more.

Latex and leather: Snow White done right

Jean Paul Gaultier on bringing dominatrix fashion to the ballet.

Jean Paul Gaultier on bringing dominatrix fashion to the ballet.

The National live in the Utzon Room

Watch them perform two songs in the gorgeous Utzon Room.

Watch them perform two gorgeous 'Sleep Well Beast' cuts before they stepped out onto the Forecourt.

Sydney's seal of approval

The much-loved resident of the Opera House steps has been given a voice.

The much-loved resident of the Opera House steps has been given a voice.

Cheat sheet: Assassins

Seeing Sondheim's musical Assassins? We profiled eight Presidents and the people that attempted to take their lives—or did they?

Seeing Sondheim's musical Assassins? We profiled eight Presidents and the people that attempted to take their lives—or did they?

Moses Sumney live in the orchestra pit

Watch him perform below the stage of the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

'Don't Bother Calling' under the grand opera stage.

Playing dad

Gideon and Brian from 'Two Jews...' reflect on how the piece came to be and what it means to perform as your father.

Gideon and Brian from 'Two Jews walk into a theatre...' reflect on how the piece came to be and what it means to perform as your father.

Fine-tuning the sound of the Joan Sutherland Theatre

To our audio engineers, sound is both an art and a science

Good music sends shivers down our spines—but what in our brains is being triggered to make us feel this? We can’t see it, but we have always known it: sound affects our emotions; music is sound organised to maximum effect.