From Our House to Yours
Party Dozen perform ‘Play The Truth’
Sydney-based musicians Kirsty Tickle (Exhibitionist) and Jonothan Boulet of the experimental sonic project Party Dozen bring together amplified saxophone, looped guitars and percussion in their track ‘Play the Truth’ performed on a vacant Drama Theatre stage.
In our new Instagram TV series Waxing Lyrical, go behind the record collections of notable music artists and fans and discover the records that helped them endure the corona quarantine.
Arts and analysis from your armchair. With our Digital Season, you don’t need a monocle, crisp suit or a cravat to be a critic - all you need is your couch and a computer.
With the world in lockdown - the weekly date night seemed to fly out the window!
But thanks to the help of our Partners Mastercard® and Champagne Perrier-Jouët, Sydney Opera House was able to give away the ultimate stay-at-home date.
Performances – Contemporary Music
Dobby performs ‘I Can’t Breathe’
Recorded live from the Joan Sutherland Theatre, rapper, drummer and speaker DOBBY performs his latest track 'I Can't Breathe’. This is an eye opening manifesto that should be essential viewing for all Australians.
Underworld perform ‘Border Country’
British techno titans Underworld perform their 2019 track 'Border Country' in the cavernous Concert Hall for a thrillingly immersive, pulse poundingly visceral dance floor experience from Vivid LIVE 2019.
Gordi performs ‘Unready’
Australian folk-pop singer Gordi performs her enchanting track 'Unready' as part of her official international album launch show for her latest record, Our Two Skins, recorded and streamed live from the Joan Sutherland Theatre stage last month.
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis perform ‘Push the Sky Away‘
The Bad Seeds bandmates perform their classic with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, recorded at their sold out Concert Hall show.
The Cure perform ‘Pictures of You’
Watch The Cure’s landmark performance of Disintegration at Vivid LIVE 2019.
Ziggy Ramo performs ‘April 25’
Indigenous rapper Ziggy Ramo performs his powerful and confronting track 'April 25' on the digital stage, drawing attention to Australia's veneration of the Anzacs while Indigenous Australians face ongoing disadvantage.
Performances – Classical Music
Liisa Pallandi and Timo-Veikko Valve perform Jacquet de La Guerre & Bach
A highlight from Bennelong Ensembles, the celebrated chamber music series that heralded the Opera House’s reopening, members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra perform an intimate duet in the exquisite Bennelong Restaurant.
What does anxiety sound like?
Celebrated folk musician Keaton Henson has tackled his illness head on with a six part symphony chronicling trauma.
Jónsi and Alex Somers mesmerise the Concert Hall
Plus, an interview with Alex Somers on performing the album for the first time in full at Vivid LIVE with the Sydney International Orchestra & Choir.
Denise Ho on pop and politics in Hong Kong
A conversation at Antidote about how all activism — big or small — can have a big difference. Hosted by Zing Tsjeng.
Annabel Crabb on Australia’s parenthood trap
And read an extract from her Quarterly Essay ‘Men at Work: Australia’s Parenthood Trap’.
Behind the scenes
Eddie Woo: Maths of the Sydney Opera House
Join award-winning maths teacher, author and Wootube star Eddie Woo on a marvellous adventure around the Opera House uncovering the mathematical concepts behind the construction and design solutions of building the Sydney Opera House.
Sydney Opera House at Sunrise
Revitalise your morning with Sydney based composer Ella Macens: The Space Between Stars. This beautiful composition is performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jessica Cottis.
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