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Music

5 moments that made Jill Scott an icon

The neo-soul superstar transcends the world of R&B as a multi-talented actress, poet and published writer. Jill Scott represents the voice of contemporary black women, creating music, writing poetry and starring in roles that celebrate their shared experience.

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Essay

Johann's sci-fi opus

A few months before he died, Jóhann Jóhannsson talked to Andrew Male about the extraordinary creation of his directorial debut, Last and First Men.

Interview

What does anxiety sound like?

Celebrated folk musician Keaton Henson has tackled his illness head on with a six part symphony chronicling trauma.

Visual art

Decorating the House with floral symbols of Australia

Vivid LIVE sails artist Andrew Thomas Huang discusses his connection to nature.


Stories from behind the curtain

Go Backstage and discover more from the people, shows and stories that bring the Opera House to life.