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First Nations


25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

Homeground brings the best First Nations artists from Australia and the world to the Opera House for two big days of free music, dance, workshops and markets
Made in Australia

Dance Rites

26 Nov 2017

Dance Rites is Australia’s national Indigenous dance competition celebrating the sharing of cultural knowledge including language, dance, skin markings and instruments from one generation to the next.
Engaging Welcoming Memorable
Contemporary Music

Paul Kelly

19 Nov 2017 - 20 Nov 2017

Celebrating 30 years since 'To Her Door', the legendary punk-poet makes his return to rock 'n' roll with new album for a special outdoor show on the Opera House Forecourt.
Made in Australia Nostalgic Bold
Contemporary Music

Youssou Ndour

28 Mar 2018

Returning after 14-years, the king of African pop makes his Opera House debut with his legendary supergroup Le Super Étoile de Dakar for a night of endless funk-fused, afro-pop rhythms.
Electric Energising Memorable
20 ZEP Masterpieces, 35 musicians & singers, 45 blazing megawatts of ZEP Brilliance!
Classical Music

Belshazzar’s Feast

24 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017

Two choral blockbusters, side by side: the decadent Belshazzar's Feast by William Walton and a new oratorio by Peter Eötvös.
Inspiring Memorable Bold
Classical Music

Handel Messiah

14 Dec 2017 - 16 Dec 2017

Hallelujah! The beloved festive treat Messiah returns to the Sydney Opera House. Join us for an unforgettable Christmas celebration.
Crowd pleaser Moving Memorable

The Merchant Of Venice

24 Oct 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

Money makes the world go around. Portia has it. Bassanio wants it. Shylock lends it. Antonio owes the value of it.
Made in Australia Moving Bold
Contemporary Music

Eskimo Joe and the SSO

06 Mar 2018 - 07 Mar 2018

The boys will be performing their massive hits including From the Sea, Black Fingernails Red Wine, Foreign Land amongst other favourites, all under the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
Electric Energising Entertaining
Kids & Families, Little ones

Jay Laga'aia's Classic Christmas

28 Nov 2017 - 17 Dec 2017

Join us for a very merry introduction to live classical music and carols for ages 2-5.
Memorable Sensory Delightful

The Wider Earth

17 Jan 2018 - 27 Jan 2018

A magical portrayal of Charles Darwin’s voyage through nature, faith and science.
Compelling Playful Delightful
Sydney’s best New Year's Eve destination with the ultimate firework views from Sydney Opera House.

Bennelong Walk

25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

Discover the unique stories of the Gadigal people and their connection to Bennelong Point as a gathering place for community, ceremony and storytelling.
Insightful Engaging Educational
Kids & Families, 8+ years

Brainiac Live

16 Jan 2018 - 20 Jan 2018

With exploding dustbins, combusting microwaves and daredevil experiments, delve fearlessly into the mysteries of science this summer.
Engaging Mind expanding Entertaining
Classical Music

Dame Emma Kirkby and Jakob Lindberg

26 Nov 2017

Icon of the vocal world, Dame Emma Kirkby combines with leading lutenist Jakob Lindberg for an intimate afternoon of exquisite song. Part of the Utzon Music Series.
Internationally acclaimed Nostalgic Entertaining
Classical Music

Fantasy II

6 Dec 2017

Hansori Music presents ‘Fantasy II’ by Michelle Park, a celebratory end of year family-friendly concert featuring youngest talented musicians to Classical music and the Tango.
Playful Delightful Intimate