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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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OA Carmen

Carmen on Sydney Harbour

24 Mar 2017 - 23 Apr 2017

Carmen stamps her feet, tosses her hair and draws you into her world. Men fall instantly under her spell, and once you’ve heard her sultry Habanera, you’ll fall for opera’s favourite femme fatale, too.
Led by the conductor Zhou Wen, over 40 talented musicians will play a series of famous Chinese music.
Created exclusively for Vivid LIVE, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker premieres new material in a brand new visual in-the-round concert experience.
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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.
Academy of St Martins in the Field

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

22 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017

Led by Music Director and virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell - one of the finest violinists on the world stage today.
Cult Melbourne outfit Total Control headline Sydney institution Repressed Records’ 15th birthday party in a special performance with Severed Heads.
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The Nixon Tapes

05 Jun 2017

Opera Australia celebrates John Adams at 70, performing scenes from his first opera, along with works of acclaimed contemporaries for Vivid LIVE


07 Apr 2017 - 26 Apr 2017

Experience the intoxicating physical power of ballet with Faster.
A comedy extravaganza bringing together the top international and local acts of the 2017 Sydney Comedy Festival.

Vivid LIVE Backstage Tour

26 May 2016 - 04 Jun 2017

Sweep back the curtains and explore behind-the-scenes with an intimate small-group Vivid LIVE Backstage Tour.
ACO Soloists

ACO Soloists

14 May 2017

In a group the size of the ACO, there is nowhere to hide. It’s an ensemble of soloists. This program showcases the extraordinary talents of the ACO’s musicians.
Julie Synder

This American Life, Serial and beyond: Julie Synder

"Everyday life became political. There was no way that you could just tell stories that would be divorced from that."

Serial's Julie Snyder reveals the moments that shaped her in our podcast It's A Long Story.

Horrible Harriet

08 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017

Leigh Hobbs' best-selling book comes to life on stage.
Two Weddings, One Bride

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.
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.


03 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017

John Behan is a radio talkback host with a city in the palm of his hand. He fills Sydney's airwaves with easy answers, hard facts be damned. Yesterday, he overstepped the mark. Today, a trial-by-media threatens to get out of control.