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Catch up on Vivid LIVE, the annual centrepiece of the Opera House’s year-round Contemporary Music program. In 2022, Vivid LIVE featured Australian premieres, one-off projects and unmissable performances from original Australian artists alongside select top global acts, emerging voices and Sydney’s vibrant local communities who reflect the city’s inimitable contemporary culture.

Sampa The Great

Imagining a world of creativity and culture beyond the confines of colonialism, Sampa The Great delivered a visionary night of hip-hop and R&B for Vivid LIVE 2022 at Sydney Opera House.

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Tkay Maidza

The first home country show in five years, Tkay's full house concert as part of Vivid LIVE was an emotional and dreamy return for our future-facing R&B Queen. This concert film puts you side-by-side with Tkay as her dream to perform in the Sydney Opera House comes to life.

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Meg Mac

For an artist who performs with such a spectrum, from soft whispers to powerfully belting the hits we all know and love, this concert film takes you through the intimate journey Meg so effortlessly led Vivid LIVE audiences on.

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Ed Kuepper & Jim White

Kuepper built up the dynamics, climaxing to boiling point while pushing and pulling against White's intensifying and intuitive drumming. This cinematic concert film showcases the evocative performance of two world-class musicians.

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Lighting of the Sails 2022: Yarrkalpa - Hunting Ground

Two years in the making, this digital artwork projected onto the sails was created by Martumili Artists and Sydney-based creative technologists Curiious, bringing to life the Parnngurr community and its surrounding landscape, with a soundtrack by Electric Fields featuring the vocals of the Martu Artists.

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The Sydney Opera House honours our First Nations by fostering a shared sense of belonging for all Australians, and we acknowledge the Gadigal, traditional custodians of Tubowgule, the land on which the Opera House stands.

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