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Under the Sails: Sydney Community Foundation event: Saluting Sydney Women

On September 8 2022, Sydney Community Foundation’s Sydney Women’s Fund hosted its flagship event - Saluting Sydney Women - in the Opera House’s Yallamundi Rooms. The Opera House was an iconic and special place for this celebration.

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Krishan Anand 70th Birthday Celebration
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Under the Sails: Krishan’s birthday celebrations

Under the Sails shares the stories of those celebrate milestones at the Opera House.  Krishan Anand celebrated his 70th birthday in the sweeping surrounds of the Opera House’s Yallamundi Rooms, with sixty of his nearest and dearest.

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Under the Sails: Australian Indigenous Education Foundation 2022 Graduation

AIEF students flew into Sydney from various communities across Australia to celebrate their graduation at the Opera House, with many visiting Sydney for the first time. 

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Sydney Opera House Review - 6 Star Green Star Rating (GBCA)


Home to 5-star performances, the Sydney Opera House is now a 6 Star Green Star rated building. 

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Under the Sails: Roz and Electra’s Wedding

Roz and Electra met through work in 2015 and seven years later they were married under the sails as one of the first female couples to be married at the Opera House, in a bold and beautiful ceremony in the Joan Sutherland Theatre Northern Foyer (JSTNF). 

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At home with Bennelong’s Head Pastry Chef

Reenter the picnic game with these "perfect croissants", courtesy of Bennelong Head Pastry Chef Rhiann Mead's lockdown baking project.

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Meet Winifred Atwell, the first woman to play the Opera House

Legendary pianist Winifred Atwell was the (incomplete) stage's premiere act

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Can mutant food save our planet?

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

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Leche Flan Donut recipe

A moreish at home creation by Portside Sydney's Exec Chef Elton Inglis for his wife during lockdown.

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Easy Snowy Rabbit-shaped Mooncake recipe


Celebrate Mooncake Festival, one of the most important celebrations in China, with this iconic rabbit-shaped mooncake recipe and handy how-to guide.

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An expert’s guide to eating this Lunar New Year

The 12-year cycle of the lunar calendar means that depending on the year you were born, you are represented by one of the 12 animals of the zodiac, and share affiliation with its character traits and fortunes. In 2021, it’s the Year of the Ox and to mark the occasion we’ve pulled together a summary of what lies ahead for you in terms of career, relationships or love.

The Sydney Opera House's sails illuminated by colorful squares.
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Global Goals - Good for the World & Good for Business

We all have an obligation to be part of the solution when it comes to climate change. We talk to an engineer about how he's helping the Opera House achieve its sustainability goals.

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#Isobread: the trend we didn’t know we kneaded

From sourdough starters to focaccia art, we’re taking a look at #isobread trends in an ode to the humble carb.

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Five seasonal recipes from Bill Granger

As spring draws near, move the slow cooker aside and make room for Bill Granger's deliciously fresh and light everyday recipes with an added twist.

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Five things you may not know about Yotam Ottolenghi

Ahead of his return to the Sydney Opera House in January, we dig into the surprising life of chef superstar and occasional MasterChef guest judge Yotam Ottolenghi.

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Six cocktails to try with an Opera House night in

Recipes for the thinkers, the theatrical, and the purists

American singer-songwriter Angel Olsen standing near a river bed.
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Agents of change

Powerful performances and candid conversations taking centre stage at the Sydney Opera House.

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Three moves in the right direction

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

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Go native: Delicious Indigenous recipes for your next iso-dinner party

Fancy yourself a freshly minted iso chef extraordinaire? Take your skills to the next level with these mouth watering gourmet recipes from Australia’s top First Nations chefs.

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The 5 best Nigella desserts for your new baking skills

In need of a therapeutic bake or dessert to impress? Now is a better time than ever to fill your kitchen with copious amounts of chocolate.

A woman in a wedding dress and a man in a suit kissing outside of the Sydney Opera House.
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Under the Sails: Christopher and Rajini’s wedding

From an observatory meet cute to a gorgeous multicultural ceremony, we look back on the love story and harbourside wedding of Christopher and Rajini, celebrated in our Yallamundi Rooms.

Two men stood in suits outside of the Sydney Opera House.
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Under the Sails: Andy and Don’s Wedding

Arriving by water taxi and married at sunset 25 years after they met, we look back on the love story and wedding of Andy and Don.

Four roasted vegetables dressed in a white sauce and red fruit on top.
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The 5 best Ottolenghi recipes for isolation as picked by Sydney Opera House staff

Running out of ideas for what to cook? We dish our favourite Otto recipes to guide you through your quarantine meal time journeys.

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Image: Nikki To
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Bennelong’s cherry jam lamington recipe

Peter Gilmore's lamington recipe is the cherry on the cake of the Bennelong menu and now you can make it at home.

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Uncovered: fromBIGthings

fromBIGthings is a Sydney-based model maker studio run by Adrian Veale. Adrian is dedicated to the recreation of architecture and buildings from across Sydney and Australia in plaster as an expression of their design for all to enjoy. Every model is made by hand with a combination of digital 3D printing and eco-friendly resin/plaster casts. Hand finished details are added to each model using traditional handmade techniques.

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How the Sydney Olympics amplified First Nations voices on and off the track

Cathy Freeman’s win was a historic triumph, but it wasn't the only watershed moment at the Sydney Olympics. Hear from Rhoda Roberts, who played a critical role behind the scenes of the 2000 games.

Queen Elizabeth at the Sydney Opera House Opening Ceremony 1973. Image: Leo Davis
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Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The world has lost a towering symbol of humanity, stoicism and grace with the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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6 architectural beauties worth the detour on your next NSW road trip

6 architectural beauties worth the detour on your next NSW road trip

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Spare a thought for the birds of Circular Quay

What happens to the native birds of urban Sydney when the entire city goes into hiding? We ask aviary experts how the ibises and seagulls of Circular Quay hold up when the humans disappear.

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The story of the missing Attenborough Opera House film

Made, lost, then uncovered half a century later. This is the story of controversial film 'Autopsy on a Dream'.