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The story of the missing Attenborough Opera House film

A potty-mouth David Attenborough, an upstart Aussie filmmaker, and a controversial movie that wasn't supposed to see the light of day. This is the scandalous story of Autopsy on a Dream.

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Trials of Wisdom: A Virtual Escape Room

In this one-of-a-kind online escape room, you need four passwords to earn your freedom. Adventure through the House, solve a series of cryptic puzzles and attempt to #EscapeTheHouse.

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Why the quest for a ‘good night’s sleep’ is as important as ever

Sleep scientist Professor Danny Eckert writes on why a full night's sleep is an all-important pursuit, ahead of the streaming debut of Max Richter's ‘eight hour lullaby’ Sleep


6 ways we’re swiping right on social responsibility this Global Goals week

How to ghost emissions, block inequality and help champion the world's biggest to-do list. This Global Goals week, we're counting down six sustainable solutions at the Sydney Opera House.

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These Chinese-Australian artists are bringing the “romantic doom” of Wong Kar-Wai to the digital stage

The stars of the upcoming In the Mood discuss their interweaving cultural heritage and what to expect from this theatrical, sax-drenched journey through 60s Hong Kong.

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When I Was Little: Tim McGarry

There's a Sea in My Bedroom director Tim McGarry shares his childhood dreams in our new series chatting with theatre-makers and creatives who bring magic to our stages, and wonder to our little ones.

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Ziggy Ramo’s live show brings spectacle and ritual to his acclaimed Black Thoughts

Ziggy Ramo's debut album, Black Thoughts, is regarded as one of the most important albums of the year. Journalist Daniel Browning breaks down how Ramo transforms his powerful messages for the digital stage.

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Sydney Opera House at rest

This visual story from photographer Daniel Boud offers an eerie but hopeful look inside the sails of Opera House, where it's quiet for the first time in nearly 50 years.

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Leading Man: Michael Falzon remembered

Michael Falzon, a star of the Australian stage, passed away on June 23 this year. Now, following the digital debut of Falzon's passion project Swing on Thishis co-stars pen a tribute to their departed friend.

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House of Wonder

In this time of virtual visits, Google Arts & Culture curator Sam Doust reveals his favourite stories from behind the curtain.

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Five Seasonal Recipes by Bill Granger

Move the slow cooker aside and make room for these deliciously fresh and light everyday meals. Bill Granger shares his favourite seasonal recipes as spring draws nearer.

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John Bell in seven acts

To celebrate Bell Shakespeare's 30th anniversary we pick seven of John Bell's best moments on stage.

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How MADE students are proposing to revitalise the Sydney Opera House

The Australian-Danish exchange program imagines what a future icon might look like.

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An octopus’ garden underneath the Opera House

Discover the sea creatures that dwell beneath the harbour in our artificial reef along the Sydney Opera House sea wall.

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Eternal history

Since its opening in 1973 the Opera House has carried a deeper legacy, one that embraces, challenges and celebrates Australian culture.

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Preserving the Grand Organ

Each of the 10,244 pipes will be cleaned by hand – it’s a tricky job.

Moana Maniapoto, Lisa Reihana and Nayuka Gorrie on a panel as part of Letters to Cook event


Where to start listening: Deadly Voices From the House

Favourites from conversations with leading voices in First Nations art.

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

Discover dishes from Australia’s top First Nations chefs.

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Opera House posters: hidden gems

For the first time, the Opera House opens its performance posters archives, revealing some hidden gems and forgotten moments.

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Opera House posters: best of the decade, 1960s to now

Explore this sample of archived posters made between 1969 and 2015 at the Sydney Opera House.

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