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4 Mar 2024 Contemporary Music

Encore

Featuring solo and ensemble vocal and instrumental works, there is something for everyone – from classics to jazz and contemporary music.

4 Mar 2024 Contemporary Music

WITCH (WE INTEND TO CAUSE HAVOC)

After releasing their first album in 40 years, Zamrock legends WITCH make their Opera House debut on their very first Australian tour.

5 Mar 2024 Contemporary Music

Yussef Dayes

A shapeshifting beat master of virtuoso power, British jazz percussionist and composer Yussef Dayes makes his triumphant return to the Sydney Opera House, making his dazzling drumming debut at the Concert Hall.

7 Mar 2024 Contemporary Music

Black Country, New Road

One of the UK’s hottest and most exciting bands, the Mercury Prize-nominated post-punk art rockers Black Country, New Road, make their Sydney Opera House Debut.

8 Mar 2024 Contemporary Music

An Evening with Daniel O’Donnell

A life affirming show of music, song and laughter. Known for the close relationship with fans, Daniel presents a wonderful show of Irish standards and popular classics.

19 Mar 2024 Contemporary Music

Graham Nash

Sixty years of songs and stories.

21 Mar 2024 Contemporary Music

Wilco

Making their long-awaited return to Australia after 11 years, Chicago’s multiple-Grammy-award-winning alt-rock legends Wilco will celebrate 30 years of music with an exclusive Concert Hall performance.

23 Mar 2024 Contemporary Music

Maksim

Classical crossover pianist, Maksim, performs his new show THE COLLECTION with his full band. Hear classical masterpieces plus contemporary hits by Coldplay, John Legend and Queen and themes from iconic movies including The Godfather and Pirates of the Caribbean. 

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31 Mar - 2 Apr 2024 Contemporary Music

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Multi-award winning singer-songwriter and rock ’n’ roll hall of famer Elvis Costello returns to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall – with his legendary band The Imposters – for the first time in 17 years.

5 Apr 2024 Contemporary Music

Zeppelin Soars Again

Zeppelin Soars Again unleashes the hypnotic Zep Boys & Kashmir Orchestra for two hours of hits, howling vocals and unbridled orchestral majesty.

12 Apr 2024 Contemporary Music

Diesel - The Forever Tour

Australian icon DIESEL will be touring his hit single Forever and new record Bootleg Melancholy in 2024.

21 Apr 2024 Contemporary Music

Massimo Ranieri in Concert

Massimo Ranieri, the iconic Italian artist, masterfully weaves music, acting, and charisma. His timeless performances evoke emotion and enchant audiences worldwide.

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28 Apr 2024 Contemporary Music

Realm of a Poet: Shayar Sartaaj Live

The multi-hyphenated artist stemming from Hollywood, Dr. Satinder Sartaaj, performs live in the Concert Hall. 

12 - 13 May 2024 Contemporary Music

Angie McMahon

Don’t miss the chance to witness Angie McMahon’s transformative and triumphant musical journey live: an unforgettable experience, showcasing her evolution into a bolder, bigger, and brighter sonic landscape.

20 May 2024 Contemporary Music

Engelbert Humperdinck

Don’t miss Engelbert Humperdinck – One golden voice, 50 iconic years.

18 Aug 2024 Contemporary Music

Jimmy Barnes

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Jimmy's Flesh and Wood album and see him in up-close-and-personal mode, telling short stories and tall tales as well as songs from his extensive catalogue.   

11 Sep 2024 Contemporary Music

Eumeralla, a War Requiem for Peace by Deborah Cheetham Fraillon

Eumeralla is a work two thousand generations in the making.

21 Oct 2024 Contemporary Music

Passenger

Folk rock troubadour Passenger returns to the Sydney Opera House for his Concert Hall debut, celebrating the re-release of his breakthrough album, All The Little Lights.

21 - 22 Nov 2024 Contemporary Music

THE THE

Led by enigmatic singer-songwriter Matt Johnson, UK new wave icons THE THE return to the Sydney Opera House for two performances spanning their genre-hopping four-decade career.

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Love List: Australian Punk/Post-Punk by Low Life

Cristian and Mitch from Sydney's own post-punk lords Low Life have written a Love List to the Australian bands who have shaped them, excited them and geed them up over the years.

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What’s sounding good at the Opera House this Feb - Mar 2024

Give your ears a treat this February and March by catching a concert on one of the world's most iconic stages. From post-punk to jazz to zamrock, there's an eclectic mix of genres and artists ready to rock the night away with you. Read on to find your next gig.

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Music for... Road Trips by Bonobo

Buckle up and escape into the wild with this playlist by electronic wizard Bonobo.

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