Re-live, or experience for the first time, electrifying live performances from Vivid LIVE 2022
Sydney Opera House
05 Jul 2022
This month on Stream we’re celebrating music with a special focus on Vivid LIVE 2022, bringing you a selection of performances that made this year’s event monumental after a two-year hiatus. Don't miss live performances from Zambian-born rapper, singer-songwriter Sampa The Great, hip-hop hero Tkay Maidza, soul powerhouse Meg Mac, an encore screening from Ed Kuepper with Jim White and highlights of Gordi’s captivating solo show. Plus, Bangarra Dance Theatre’s 'Salt', K-pop at the Opera House with HORIZON Dance Crew, and a livestream of Tempo by Flying Fruit Fly Circus. The perfect balm to those dreary winter blues.
Sampa The Great | Live at Sydney Opera House
One of the highlights of this year’s Vivid LIVE, Sampa The Great’s An Afro Future is an electrifying performance that imagines a world of creativity and culture beyond the confines of colonialism. Making her Joan Sutherland Theatre debut, the Zambian-born singer unites a host of artists for a huge night of music that both reckons with displacement and celebrates the culture of tomorrow.
Making her long-awaited Sydney Opera House debut, Zimbabwe-born Australian Tkay Maidza – fresh off her world-conquering tour with global supernova Billie Eilish – brings her bouncy, bratty hip-hop and future-facing R&B to a firecracker performance recorded live at the Joan Sutherland Theatre for Vivid LIVE.
Australian soul icon and vocal powerhouse Meg Mac raises the roof in her Sydney Opera House debut, captured last month at Vivid LIVE 2022. The ARIA-nominated diva of Australian neo-soul delivers all her hits, plus previews a selection of new music from her hugely anticipated third album. Thrill to a vocal sound that will leave you rattled, renewed and ready for more.
Ed Kuepper with Jim White | Live at Sydney Opera House
Legendary co-founder of The Saints Ed Kuepper joins forces with the Dirty Three’s brilliant interpretive drummer Jim White as they tackle 45 years’ worth of Kuepper’s catalogue with a twist that only these two game-changers could apply. Recorded live in The Studio at Sydney Opera House in June 2021 ahead of their Vivid LIVE show, this unique performance is captured in a spectacular concert film by Sydney film-makers Subversus.
Livestream - Wed 13 Jul, 2.30pm AEST or rent on demand from Thurs 14 Jul
Just in time for a rainy July school holiday, Tempo stars an ensemble of young performers aged 11–18 years who will flip, juggle, balance and dive their way off the screen into your heart, showcasing the incredible talents of Australia's National Youth Circus. The all-clowning musical variety show is a delight for kids and adults alike, sure to make the spirit soar.
Sydney Opera House is thrilled to present this exclusive look at ‘Salt’, a duet from Bangarra Dance Theatre’s new production Terrain, choreographed by incoming Artistic Director Frances Rings. Inspired by the area of Australia known as Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, an abstract landscape that resonates with an ancient power, Terrain explores the fundamental connection between Aboriginal people and land.
Sydney-based K-pop dance crew HORIZON take over the Sydney Opera House to film an irresistible performance set to The Boyz’ smash hit, 'No Air'. Captured in true exuberant K-pop style for our Shortwave series, with vertical framing catching the infectious choreography and collective spirit, the video sees the group dancing across locations including the Joan Sutherland Theatre’s breathtaking Northern Foyer and the iconic Upper Podium.
Vivid 2022 | Lighting of the Sails Visual Description
Free to stream
The Sydney Opera House annually creates visual descriptions of the animation projected onto the iconic Opera House sails for people who are blind or have low vision. This year, the animation was a collaboration bringing to life the intricate painting ‘Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground, 2021’ in which eight Martu Artists depicted the Western Australian community of Parnngurr and its landscape. Sydney design house Curiious worked in close consultation with the artists to ensure a true and culturally appropriate rending of their work which was complemented by a electro-soul soundtrack from Electric Fields. The Audio Description created by Stephen McAuley, in the continuing spirit of collaboration, was informed by the stories within the painting that the Martu Artists shared. Stephen McAuley is a senior trainer and guide at Sydney Opera House where he leads a variety of tours including specialist tours for blind, low vision and autistic visitors. Steve is also an experienced Audio Describer for live theatre and digital content.