Head of Digital Programming Stuart Buchanan on the exciting work coming to the Opera House's brand new streaming platform this month.
06 Apr 2021
Our new video streaming platform Stream has officially launched. Click here to start watching.
Over the last decade, we’ve brought you many special digital events and live programmes, streamed live from the House direct to wherever you are. We’re taking that to the next level this week with Stream – a new streaming service that delivers the best of everything the House has to offer, straight to your TV, mobile, desktop or tablet, wherever you are in the world
Stream will bring you highlights from our archive of classical and contemporary music, talks, dance, theatre, opera, kids content and more, alongside livestreamed concerts and performances, and an original program of digital-first work.
Ziggy Ramo (pictured above performing on the Digital Stage in 2020) will perform as part of the Free Forecourt Concerts Weekend on April 10th. His set, among many others, will be available on Stream.
We’re kicking things off in fine fashion with four free concerts, streamed live from the iconic Opera House Forecourt. You can watch Sydney Symphony, Jack River, Ziggy Ramo and a huge program of First Nations contemporary music artists under the sails, across one massive weekend, marking the return of music to the Forecourt for the first time in over a year.
During Covid-19 lockdown, we created a livestream venue inside the Joan Sutherland Theatre and presented a digital season of works under the banner From Our Yours To Yours. We’ve picked out some of the highlights from the season to share with you for free on Stream - including premieres of new work from Sydney Chamber Opera and Omega Ensemble; the global launch of Gordi’s latest album Our Two Skins; original work from outstanding local choreographers in Dances For Now; and much more - including Bell Shakespeare founder John Bell performing One Man In His Time.
Sydney sensation Gordi performing on the Joan Sutherland Stage.
We started to reopen our doors back in November, and you can catch up on some of things you might have missed since then, by renting performances and talks on-demand. Experience the rush of Australia’s legendary post-punk power pop quartet Sunnyboys; and watch talks from a stellar line-up of international and Australian thinkers at our All About Women and Antidote festivals.
We’re also taking the opportunity to present new digital-first work from ground-breaking artists from home and abroad. Our friends at the Australian Chamber Orchestra have created StudioCasts - a new season of cinematic and immersive concert films that transcend the visual and sonic capabilities of the traditional concert hall. With Shortwave, we welcome a diverse cross-section of emerging and early career Australian artists working at the forefront of digital performance; and, with Returning, we highlight new video works by four Australian and Japanese contemporary artists.
Adapted from his hit song 'The Children Came Back', listen to the multi-talented Briggs read his debut children’s bookOur Home, Our Heartbeat – a joyous celebration of the oldest continuous culture on earth and its next generation.
Subscription to Stream is free, with more than 45 films and events available to watch now, as well as access to ticketed programming to rent on-demand. Come and join us to celebrate the launch of Stream, and enjoy the best of the House from wherever you are in the world.
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