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Backstage

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

Punk, protest & Green Day

An interview with Grinspoon's Phil Jamieson

Jonno Seidler talks to Grinspoon's Phil Jamieson on how American Idiot defined a generation of rebels.

Should the show go on?

Mental health issues are still plaguing the arts and we need to deal with it.

A day at How Can The Show Go On?, a wellbeing summit. Mental health issues are still plaguing the arts and we need to deal with it.

Cheat sheet: Jay Laga'aia's Christmas orchestra

Your guide to classical instruments for kids

Know your cello from your viola? Read up on some fun facts before you take the kids.
Theatre

Cheat sheet: The Merchant Of Venice

Your guide to bluffing your way through Shakespeare

A handy guide to bluffing your way through Bell Shakespeare's thrilling production of The Merchant Of Venice.
Theatre

Cheat sheet: Three Sisters

Meet the minds behind the masterpiece

Andrew Upton reveals his modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov's classic, and exactly what Bob Dylan has to do with this classic Russian play. Read now on Backstage.

Jack Johnson is making concerts recyclable

Tour manager Max Tischler on how he makes world tours eco-friendly.

Tour manager Max Tischler on how he makes world tours eco-friendly.

From clubs to the Concert Hall: Ben Marshall

From New Order to Four Tet, Vivid LIVE's Ben Marshall on expanding his horizons in London's electronic music scene

From New Order to Four Tet, Vivid LIVE's Ben Marshall on expanding his horizons in London's electronic music scene.
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.

Badu Gili's Frances Belle Parker

Meet the Yaegl woman who's putting Ulgundahi Island on the map, via the Opera House Sails

We talk to Frances Belle Parker, one of the five Badu Gili artists, about her work, her motivation and how she's used the Opera House’s sails as a blank canvas.
A podcast that takes intimate interviews with First Nations artists and leaders to the world. Hosted by Rhoda Roberts AO.

Conserving a masterpiece

How architect Alan Croker is keeping Utzon's vision alive.

“One lifted the other — and that was Utzon’s vision. The Opera House is a performance in itself.”

Unexpected guests: Imara Savage and Elizabeth Gadsby

Sydney Theatre Company's director and designer are turning the tables on social norms in 'Dinner'.

"You expect that the food will be good. You expect that the people gathered will like each other ... there are rules."
Tours & Experiences

How we're recycling at the Sydney Opera House

Zero-waste performing arts for National Recycling Week

How we're moving towards zero-waste performing arts

Club Weld

How a new collaboration is creating art from the autism spectrum

Some of Sydney's most prolific artists collaborated with musicians on the autism spectrum and with other disabilities to make their own music in the Opera House’s state-of-the-art Intel Broadcast Studio.

La La Land: the sound of romance

How composer Justin Hurwitz recreated Los Angeles from thousands of piano demos

"It can be very frustrating because I don't know if and when the right melody will strike, and it's the only part of the process when I have serious self-doubt...Damien and I hold out for that really great melody, and it can take a while."

Read up on: David Sedaris

Five works you need to check out by the deadpan humourist

Don't know where to start? Here are a few things you need to know about him before he returns to the Concert Hall next year.

A healthier harbour

How Professor David Booth and an artificial reef are breathing life back into Sydney Harbour.

Professor David Booth is diving head first into a three-year collaboration between the Sydney Opera House, the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney to help restore marine habitats and rebalance biodiversity around Bennelong Point.