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Forging the future of our society has always been the work of the brave, those with the vision, imagination and daring to realise the new.
Among our Opera House supporters, The Brave are those who help us to champion new art, ideas, artists, and art forms – great works of today and works that will shape tomorrow. Our Brave supporters help us to showcase innovative and emerging work across our contemporary programming streams of Music, Performance, Talks and Ideas, and Visual Art.
Bravery is in the Opera House’s DNA – a building created ‘on the edge of the possible’, to quote its architect Jørn Utzon, and recognised by its UNESCO World Heritage listing as ‘a daring and visionary experiment’.
That bravery is also embedded in the art we present. Our artistic goal is ‘to be unmissable’, and to deliver experiences that take our audiences out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary. Throughout the House, we are mining the present and exploring the future, from large-scale contemporary music festivals to weekends of talks & ideas, from cutting edge hybrid performance to future classics in dance and song. We live in a moment of enormous excitement and potential. It is a moment to be Brave: to support and champion the work that will continue to transform the Sydney Opera House, the symbol of modern Australia.
The Brave showcases our contemporary programming streams of Music, Performance, Talks & Ideas, and Visual Art. Four selected programs throughout the year are aligned to the Brave: