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Seconds to Stage

A new video series which records an artist's final moments just before showtime at the Sydney Opera House.

Sydney Opera House

Seconds to Stage: CHVRCHES

The Scottish band have come a long way from the heady electronic music they were defined by. In the Concert Hall, they were dark, cathartic, and powerful. The band shared a final moment before making history.

Seconds to Stage: Interpol

Seventeen years on from their rupturing debut Turn on the Bright Lights, the New York indie heroes finally returned to Sydney with their classic catalogue and critically acclaimed new album, Marauder. We were with the New York group seconds before they hit the sold out Concert Hall and blew away the crowd.

Seconds to Stage: Saba

Considered one of Chicago’s most important emerging voices, Tahj Malik Chandler aka Saba made his Australian and Opera House Debut this summer, introducing his impressive beats and captivating lyrics to Australian audiences.

Seconds to Stage: Skepta

One of the most ground-breaking MCs of the decade, Skepta made his Sydney Opera House debut this September, the first grime artist ever to bring his signature bass-heavy bravado and menacing beats to the Concert Hall stage.


Stories from behind the curtain

Go Backstage and discover more from the people, shows and stories that bring the Opera House to life.

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