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Jefa Greenaway standing in a construction site, framed between timber poles

First Nations

Learning from Country: An Indigenous design perspective

 Ahead of speaking as part of Antidote panel Resetting the World, Jefa Greenaway writes on why it's more critical than ever than we infuse Indigenous perspectives into our everyday design thinking.

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History

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.

Cast of rent lined up on red and blue background

Musical theatre

RENT’s powerful message for now: love and hope, 25 years on

The distinctively 90s musical has retained its relevance 25 years on. Lenny Ann Low discusses the latest incarnation of RENT with its just-announced cast and crew.

Illustration shows three circles, one has a photo of Graham Hosking as he currently looks, another shows him as a young boy

Kids

When I Was Little: Graham Hosking

By day, he investigates insurance claims; by night, he is the genius creator of Sidney Opera Mouse – the little mouse with big dreams. We spoke to English author Graham Hosking about what his big dreams were when he was little.

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Talks & Ideas

Your Antidote dream dictionary

This entirely unscientific guide will solve all your subconscious predicaments and Freudian Covid dreams using the talks and workshops of Antidote 2020.

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Talks & Ideas

Reasons to be cheerful in 2021

As we prepare to say goodbye to a tumultuous 2020, we asked our Antidote speakers: what are your reasons to be cheerful in 2021?

Jill Lepore seated on ledge, legs crossed, wearing blue jumpsuit

Talks & Ideas

Cheat Sheet: Jill Lepore

Our handy compendium for Antidote headliner Jill Lepore – the Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer with her finger on the US political pulse.

Two dancers wave Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags on top of the Opera House sails

First Nations

Why NAIDOC matters

This year's NAIDOC week falls four months later than usual – but what's four months in 67,000+ years? We ask some of our Opera House family to discuss this year's theme and to unpack why NAIDOC matters to them.

Illustration of Opera House shaped as a key. Moon and stars appear on black backdrop.

Online puzzle

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.

First Nations

How the Sydney Olympics amplified Indigenous 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 the Opera House's Rhoda Roberts AO, who played a critical role behind the scenes of the 2000 games.

Performer on stage, lit on dark background, confetti surrounding them

Community

The show goes on: local artists are returning to work

It's often said that great art is born of adversity. We spoke to four local artists about their experiences creating new work during a pandemic and the resilience of the arts.

Rose Seidler House in bush landscape, internals are well lit with gold lights

Architecture

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

We're not the only architectural marvel worth visiting this World Architecture Day. Here are our picks of lesser-known buildings to check out on your next pastoral pilgrimage.

Tim Ross stares and admires the Coburn tapestry while standing in the Utzon Room

Building

Rosso's tapestry obsession

Design enthusiast and presenter Tim Ross became so fixated by the Opera House's historic tapestries he went on to host our podcast about them.

The three stars of in the mood posing outside the silhouette of the opera house sails, dressed like characters from In the Mood for Love

Music

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

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

Side-by-side pictures of Tim McGarry young and old

Kids

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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Music

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.

Woman (ballet dancer) engulfed in sea of red stalls

Building

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.

Headshot of Michael Falzon

Community

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.

Illustration of version of the Opera House

Building

How MADE students are proposing to revitalise the Sydney Opera House

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

Gloomy octopus pictured underwater

Environment

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.

Two theatre performers in face paint

Theatre

Eternal history

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

Low angle photo of Sydney Opera House Grand Organ pipes

Renewal

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

Podcasts

Where to start listening: Deadly Voices From the House

Favourites from conversations with leading voices in First Nations art.

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Talks & Ideas

Essential summer reads

A handful of essential beach reads for the upcoming sizzling summer, courtesy of the fine minds that are gracing the Opera House stage for this year’s Antidote.

Posters from the Sydney Opera House

Design

Opera House posters: hidden gems

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

Five vintage opera house posters lined up horizontally

Design

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.

From Our House to Yours

Bring our stages to your sofa with our new digital program delivered weekly from our House to yours.

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