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With over 40 shows, gigs, concerts, talks and tours each week, there is something for everyone at the Sydney Opera House

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Bangarra - Bennelong


29 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017

Bangarra presents a brand new contemporary dance work that will leave you in awe of Australia’s history, choreographed by Artistic Director Stephen Page.
Anyone can be driven to become an activist when they have no other choice. Join 3 speakers that are our new breed of activist – the accidental one – in this groundbreaking panel discussion about water, the custodianship of our lands and the communities that live on them.
ACO Artistic Director Richard Tognetti collaborates with Sherpa filmmaker Jennifer Peedom to provide a live score to a new documentary exploring man’s fascination with Earth’s peaks.

Beth Orton

13 Jun 2017

Beth Orton brings to Vivid LIVE sounds from the new and cutting-edge to the simple and classic.
Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Tchaikovsky's Pathetique

10 May 2017 - 15 May 2017

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony never fails to delight audiences. Latvian violinist Baiba Skride plays Prokofiev’s brilliant first Violin Concerto.
The 7 Stages of Grieving

The 7 Stages of Grieving

19 May 2017 - 20 May 2017

Explore Aboriginal history, grief and hope of reconciliation in this one-woman show.
Philharmonia Rossini 1x1

Rossini Stabat Mater

06 May 2017 - 07 May 2017

Experience the celestial power of the voice as soloists and choir perform highlights from the operas of the Italian masters, featuring Rossini’s Stabat Mater.
Two Weddings One Bride, 1600x1600

Two Weddings, One Bride

27 Apr 2017 - 22 Oct 2017

Gather for a fun night of operetta and let the sumptuous costumes, pretty sets and joyful melodies take you all the way to French Morocco.
TAB The Nutcracker

Nutcracker - The Story of Clara

02 May 2017 - 20 May 2017

Graeme Murphy’s acclaimed reimagining of The Nutcracker, like his Swan Lake, masterfully weaves together the enchantment and fantasy of the beloved classic with emotional depth and a modern perspective.


12 May 2017 - 13 May 2017

Share the floor with four internationally acclaimed B-boys as they trash it out, pushing the boundaries of movement in dazzling blur of limbs and trainers.
After a year off touring, Julia Morris returns in her brand new, one woman show – a delicious and raucous romp.
For the first time ever in Australia, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra will perform in Melbourne and Sydney with internationally acclaimed Jaap van Zweden conducting and renowned violinist Ning Feng as soloist.
An intriguing and engaging concert of deeply moving and lyrical chamber music.

The Miracle of Sound

12 May 2017 7pm

Many geniuses exist in the world but miracles are few and far between. Michael Anthony, 14-year-old blind and autistic young pianist from Indonesia, is truly a miracle among us.
Don't miss this intimate event, hosted by Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet David McAllister, alongside key creatives and dancers. Hear all about what makes them tick, their favourite ballets and what life is like for them on and off the stage
A “money can’t buy” experience like no other to raise funds for Nordoff Robins Music Therapy. Get up close & personal with performers like Neil Finn.