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Vance Joy performing in the Concert Hall. He is standing centre-stage under a spotlight and smoke facing a packed audience.
Vance Joy in the Concert Hall, 2016. Image: Kane Hibberd

Contemporary Music

World-class innovators of pop, electronic, rock and more

The Opera House’s Contemporary Music program presents artists both esteemed and beloved, singular voices performing in one of the major art forms of our time on one of the world’s most iconic stages, from the legends of today to those of tomorrow.

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