Our latest roundup includes highlights from this year’s festival of ideas and change, ANTIDOTE– including conversations withBrian Cox and Jarvis Cocker – plus an in-depth chat with singer-songwriter Gordiand two exclusive, intimate performances by House faves HTRKand The Necks. There’s also plenty of classical music from the youth-focused Australian World Orchestra and the iconic Sydney Symphony Orchestra as well as treats for the kids with the wild puppetry of Erthand the acrobatic antics of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. And don’t miss the beginning of our spectacular 50th-anniversary celebrations with the stunning, newly-commissioned filmFrom the Sails: Light Years, projected onto the side of our landmark venue. For those wanting to get away from screens, listen to our all-new podcast series Up Next, as we look to who will define the next 50 years of arts and culture. Or inspire the kids with the new series in our podcast for kids, Arty Farty – Book Club.
Sun 27 Nov, 8pm AEDT
The upcoming sold-out performance by Texas psychedelic trio Khruangbin will be available to watch as an exclusive livestream from anywhere in the world. Inspired by ’60s Thai funk, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool, the universally adored three-piece’s live shows are hypnotic space odysseys that are not to be missed, pulling from their critically lauded sophomore album Con Todo el Mundo and Texas Sun, their smash collaboration with Leon Bridges, to their hit third record Mordechai, praised by Variety as “this unusual and alluring group’s best work yet.”
The Sydney Opera House’s 50th-year celebrations begin with the extraordinary From the Sails: Light Years, celebrating the past, the present and the people of Sydney Opera House with a stunning artwork and live-sync soundscape projected onto the Opera House sails. Filmed on its opening night, watch this remarkable artwork on Stream, created with principal artist Sam Doust of Art Processors with contributing work by artists Jake Duczynski, Jason Poley, Andrew Stevenson and Hylton Mowday.
Directed by Sydney studio Subversus, catch these two intimate, long-form live music films, staged behind closed doors featuring exclusive sets from Melbourne electronic post-punk duo HTRK and Australia’s internationally renowned improvisational trio The Necks.
Candid, in-depth, and always revealing, On The Level is a new monthly interview series that catches up with artists during their visit to the Sydney Opera House, discussing their careers, inspirations, and preparations for their performance. In our first episode, acclaimed singer-songwriter Gordi sits down for a chat about life growing up on her family farm in Canowindra, drawing strength from Carole King, and her debut solo show at this year’s Vivid LIVE.
If you missed the Sydney Opera House’s groundbreaking festival of ideas, art and change this year, here’s your chance to catch some of the event’s most compelling conversations. ANTIDOTE 2022 highlights include eight gripping talks from this year’s annual festival of ideas, art and change, including Brian Cox (Succession), Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, and British writer Olivia Laing.
For kids and families | Arc by Erth and Tempo by Flying Fruit Fly Circus
Two shows by puppetry experts Erth are now on Stream: ARC, an intimate tale about our love of the natural world inviting young viewers to get up close and personal with snow leopards, hammerhead sharks, microbats, elephants, and more, and Prehistoric World, featuring some of the most amazing dinosaurs to have ever walked the Earth. Also new to Stream, Flying Fruit Fly Circus presents Tempo, a musical variety show comprising an ensemble of acrobatic teenage performers.
Join host Courtney Ammenhauser, as we look to the future to uncover who’ll define the next 50 years of arts and culture in Australia. Up Next brings together artists and creatives from a variety of disciplines for a series of playful conversations that reveal our next generation of arts and culture leaders, from effervescent Fangirls creator Yve Blake, and writer and founder of Sweatshop literary movement Dr Michael Mohammed Ahmed, to spellbinding Dorr-e Dari actor Mahdi Mohammadi – and many more to come.
Created especially for kid creatives, featuring iconic Australian author Andy Griffiths (Treehouse series), Melbourne writer/poet Maxine Beneba Clarke (Wide Big World, The Patchwork Bike), and former Australian Rules footballer Adam Goodes - Adnyamathanha and Narungga man, Australian of the Year in 2014 and co-founder of the GO Foundation.