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Love List

Love List is our playlist series where we ask friends of the Opera House to curate a playlist dedicated to a subject of their choice.

Enjoy playlists by the Sydney Symphony OrchestraNils Frahm & F.S.Blumm, the Opera Houses Head of Contemporary Music, Ben Marshall and many more.

Love List: Classical and Romantic Music
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Love List: Classical & Romantic Music by Jonathan Biss

Biss is one of the world’s most sought-after pianists, a regular performer with major orchestras, concert halls and festivals around the globe and co-Artistic Director of Marlboro Music. He is a renowned teacher, writer and musical thinker who fully immerses himself in projects close to his heart. 

Love List The Rat Pack.
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Love List: The Rat Pack by The Tap Pack

The co-creators of The Tap Pack dipped into the musical genius of cool cats The Rat Pack, in the latest installment of Love List.

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Love List: Sunny Afternoon Classical by Utzon Music Curator, Casey Green

Sit back, relax and unwind to the melodic warmth of classical and chamber music in this uplifting Love List – best enjoyed with blue skies and sunshine.

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Love List: Art Music by Claire Edwardes

Ensemble Offspring’s Artistic Director and lead percussionist Claire Edwardes dedicates a playlist to the composers of electro-acoustic-minimal art music that inspired their ‘Mesmerism’ concert.  

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Love List: Piano by Chris Abrahams

Chris Abraham has curated a playlist of his favourite piano tunes, to celebrate his Liminal show at the Opera House. Strap in for an eclectic Love List to the keys, courtesy of a grandmaster.

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Love List: Opera House memories by Cosmo’s Midnight

Sydney electro duo Cosmo’s Midnight have curated a Spotify Love List dedicated to their favourite artists who graced the Opera House stages before them.

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Love List: Australian Classical by Casey Green

Our Classical Music producer/aficionado Casey Green has written a Love List to the Australian classical composers that have inspired her and kept her sane in these extraordinary times.

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Love List: Steve Reich by Nicolette Fraillon AM

We asked The Australian Ballets Music Director and Chief Conductor Nicolette Fraillon AM to pick her favourite Steve Reich works.

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Love List: Dubfluences by Nils Frahm & F.S.Blumm

To celebrate the release of Nils Frahm and F.S.Blumms new dub-influenced record, ‘2X1=4’, the duo have curated a list of contemporary dub tracks that inspired their album.

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Love List: Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Celebrate the Sydney Symphonys return to the Concert Hall in 2022 with this special playlist curated by the Orchestra, featuring some of the key works of the season.

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Love List: Great Opera Hits by Guy Noble

Know your Nessun Dormas from your Habaneras? Find out what makes a ‘great opera hit’ in this special playlist curated by conductor, composer and broadcaster Guy Noble.

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Love List: Australian Punk/Post-Punk by Low Life

Cristian and Mitch from Sydney’s own post-punk lords Low Life have written a Love List to the Australian bands who have shaped them, excited them and geed them up over the years.

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Love List: Classic Choral by Brett Weymark

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ Artistic & Music Director Brett Weymark highlights the choral and classical masterpieces that have moved him, and shaped his life and career.

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Love List: Julie Andrews by Anna O’Byrne

For this Love List, to celebrate her show Becoming Eliza, Anna Byrne has curated a list of songs around her idol and former director, Julie Andrews.

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Love List: Vivid LIVE 2022 by Ben Marshall

Chuck on your headphones and enjoy Love List: Vivid LIVE 2022 a playlist that showcases the emerging Australian voices and world-class icons set to take the stage at Vivid LIVE.

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Love List: Chamber Opera by Jack Symonds

Discover the unexpected side of opera with our newest playlist, featuring the likes of Janáček, Britten and Philip Glass. Curated by Jack Symonds, Artistic Director of Sydney Chamber Opera.