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The Utzon Room

Death and the Maiden
- Cocktail Hour

The young Beethoven and the dying Schubert come together in a program of chamber music masterpieces performed by musicians of the SSO.

In the Utzon Room

“This is an orchestra worthy of sharing the international stage with America and Europe’s finest.”

Limelight Magazine

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A musical picture that's seductive and comforting

The mood is intense and dramatic, from the urgency and vitality of Beethoven's string trio to Schubert's great string quartet, based on his song Death and the Maiden. The quartet might end with a 'dance of death' but Schubert paints a musical picture that's not so much terrifying as seductive and comforting. (Death and the Maiden has long been regarded by music lovers as one of Schubert's masterpieces; if you're a theatre goer you'll recognise it as a central inspiration for Ariel Dorfman's haunting play.) 

Beethoven String Trio in C minor, Op.9 No.3 
Schubert String Quartet in D minor (Death and the Maiden)

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Make the most of your experience…

Theatre Bar Drink Combo 4X3
Tickets and Prepaid Drinks

Add a drink voucher to your purchase and redeem it at any of the foyer bars inside the Opera House – perfect for a pre-show or interval tipple.

Tour and Tasting Plate Combo 4X3
Tickets and Tour & Tasting Plate

Before the show, allow our guides to share the story and inner workings of the Opera House, and then indulge in a three-tiered tasting plate for two at Opera Kitchen before heading into the theatre.

Backstage Tour Combo 4X3
Tickets and Backstage Tour

Book yourself in for an intimate early morning behind-the-scenes experience. See the rehearsal and performances spaces that are usually the exclusive domain of our artists and performers.

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