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Expect lights and laughter this month on Stream

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Vivid LIVE is almost upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the exhilarating return of the Opera House’s annual contemporary music takeover, featuring unmissable performances from the most brilliant and boundary-pushing musicians of our time. To kick off Vivid, we’re livestreaming ‘lights on’ for the Lighting of the Sails - this year, a spectacular animation will bring to life an intricate painting by eight Martu women from the Pilbara, soundtracked by Electric Fields. We’re also livestreaming an all-new, one-woman show from Australian comedy royalty Mary Coustas (who also sits down with her alter ego/iconic 90’s character, Effie, in a new edition of Side By Side), and the return of our popular House Stories podcast.

Mary Coustas | This Is Personal Livestream

Few performers have bridged cultures and generations quite like Mary Coustas, the celebrated Australian comedian, actress and writer whose beloved, big-haired alter-ego Effie became an enduring icon of our multi-cultural tapestry. In her candid, intimate and hilarious new one-woman show This Is Personal, the Logie-winning Wogs Out of Work and Acropolis Now star combines reflections on her migrant upbringing in suburban Melbourne with her recent experiences of motherhood, calling upon a cast of characters who have shaped her life. A kaleidoscopic exploration of love, loss, laughter and fear, laced with Coustas’ irrepressible comedic flair.

Livestreaming Saturday 28 May, 7.30pm. Tickets $20.

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Lighting of the Sails | Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground by the Martu Artists and Curiious | Vivid LIVE 2022

Free to stream

The breathtaking Lighting of the Sails returns for Vivid Sydney in 2022 in its most spectacular incarnation yet. Two years in the making, a stunning new digital artwork, Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground, 2021, created by the Martumili Artists: eight female artists from the Pilbara, and Sydney-based creative technologists Curiious,  will transform the Sydney Opera House sails, bringing to life the vibrancy, energy and rich storytelling of the Martu and their intimate connection with Country: cataloguing seasons, traditional burning practices and cycles of regrowth, hunting and vital natural resources, as well as abstracted ancestral stories. The work will be soundtracked by a composition by Electric Fields’ Zaachariaha Fielding and Michael Ross featuring the vocals of the Martu Artists, as well as the voices of Antara singers from Zaachariaha's Anangu community. Extending First Nations stories onto the country’s most iconic canvas, it’s a history making celebration you won’t want to miss.

Free livestream from 6pm, Friday May 27. 

Side By Side | Effie & Mary Coustas

Free to stream

This month’s edition of our artist-on-artist talk Side By Side celebrates the return of comedy legend Mary Coustas – and who better to interview the star than her very own alter-ego, suburban Greek goddess Efthimia Francesca Stephanidis? Join the bouffanted boofhead as she asks the hard questions of her creator and long-time puppeteer, in what is certainly our weirdest and wackiest Side By Side yet. 

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BONUS: House Stories Podcast

Our popular House Stories podcast returns with new episodes unearthing brand new stories from the Opera House, blending behind-the-scenes stories of the building’s transformation for the 21st century, with captivating tales about the artists and performances on our stages, and much, much more. The 2022 series premieres on 13 June, with the first four episodes delving into stories about the Concert Hall and the people and performances that have made it what it is. Through the lens of its renewal – we explore the history of this iconic space and how we are transforming it for the 21st Century. The season also features deep dives into two very special shows being staged across the Summer months - subscribe to keep to date with episode announcements.

Listen from 13 June.

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