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Sir Simon Rattle conducts London Symphony Orchestra Programme 2 - Mahler 7 Inside/Out at the House

2 May 2023

Sir Simon describes Mahler’s Seventh as astonishing, surprising and one of his most forward-looking symphonies – music to showcase the LSO in all its glory.

Take your seat, Inside or Out


In the Concert Hall


Live broadcast to the Forecourt 

All tickets $10 including transport & no booking fee!

Travel on public transport is included in your $10 Outside ticket to Sydney Opera House 50th Anniversary ‘Inside/Out at the House’ events on the Forecourt. Monday 1 to Sunday 7 May 2023 inclusive. Simply show your event ticket to transport staff when boarding the following services:

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Remember to keep your event ticket safe for your return journey or you’ll need to use your Opal card or contactless payment method, as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport. Your travel entitlement is valid on the modes of public transport listed above until 4am the following day.

Note: an additional train station access fee applies for travel to or from Domestic and International Airport stations. The access fee is not covered by your event ticket travel entitlements.

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Mahler 7 – Music of the Night

Mahler’s Seventh is the dark horse of his symphonies. It doesn’t turn up in orchestra programs quite as often as it should, but when it does, this fascinating work intrigues and delights every time. No wonder it has become a signature work for Sir Simon Rattle.

The heart of this symphony is ‘music of the night’, with Mahler taking inspiration from Mozart serenades and lovers singing below windows (there’s even a guitar and a mandolin). He sets up a curious, nocturnal atmosphere with music that scurries through the shadows of a kaleidoscopic dreamworld. Is he being ironic or should we take him seriously? It’s Mahler, so it’s complicated. And it’s that ambivalence that makes this symphony seem so modern.

Mahler Seven, says Sir Simon, follows a ‘journey from night to an almost blinding dawn’. Spend the night with Mahler and the LSO and you too can take that sonic and emotional journey.

MAHLER Symphony No.7

Sir Simon Rattle conductor 
London Symphony Orchestra

Presented by Sydney Opera House

NSW Government

This program is proudly supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW’s Blockbusters Funding initiative

Take your seat, Inside or Out


Concert Hall

Experience the London Symphony Orchestra in the superb new acoustics of the renewed Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. See these incredible musicians up close and make this a night to remember.

From $129



Watch the London Symphony Orchestra on the big screen on the Forecourt where all tickets are just $10 and include transport. Enjoy the stunning open-air setting with food and beverage available.

All tickets $10 and include transport

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