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Succession star Brian Cox leads the Opera House’s original new interview series, On the Level

Exclusive new content and unforgettable performance highlights available to watch now on Stream

Sydney – Tuesday 7 February, 2023. Emmy Award-winning actor Brian Cox features in On the Level, a new interview series catching up with artists to discuss their careers, inspirations, and preparations during their Sydney Opera House visit. The full season of candid, in-depth, and revealing conversations is available now to watch on Stream, and brings viewers face-to-face with a fascinating array of artists including acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Gordi, breakout Māori soul singer TEEKS, and world-renowned mentalist Scott Silven.

Sydney Opera House Head of Digital Programming, Stuart Buchanan says: “From Scott Silven’s enchanting take on the power of imagination, to the techniques used by Brian Cox to delve into his infamous roles, we’re very excited to present these intimate insights into the minds of some of the most exciting artistic voices – no matter where audiences are in the world.”

Other new original content to land on the platform includes The Takeover, a fascinating short film documenting the Opera House’s work with Liverpool Boys High School, testing the premise: what happens when you suspend the school timetable for three weeks, and give students full control of their education?

Rounding out the latest new additions are unforgettable recordings from an epic summer of music:

  • November Forecourt concerts – live selections from ARIA-winning Australian folk-pop singer Vance Joy; and virtuoso Kiwi funk collective Fat Freddy’s Drop; and full-length shows from First Nations R&B star Ngaiire alongside the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; and a talented collective of Top End musicians sharing the Yolŋu people’s musical history in Wanha! Journey to Arnhem.
  • Khruangbin – filmed live at their Sydney Opera House debut in late 2022, this full-length Concert Hall performance captures the Texan trio in full flight, delivering their singular mix of funk, soul and psychedelic rock with hints of Latin pop, jazz, Iranian music, dub reggae and West African rhythm.
  • Highlights from Boublil & Schönberg’s 'Do You Hear The People Sing?’ – a concert spectacular over a decade in the making, this unforgettable tribute to the creators of Les MisérablesMiss Saigon and many more features a 24-piece live orchestra and epic vocalists including Michael Ball, John Owen-Jones and Rachel Tucker.
  • Australian String Quartet performs Jack Symonds String Quartet No2 – this brilliant piece from acclaimed Australian composer, conductor and pianist Jack Symonds showcases the Australian String Quartet across its wide-ranging breadth of expression, unfolding over a unique two-part structure that sweeps the listener up in a display of virtuosity, contrasts and textures.

The latest guests to appear on the future-facing podcast series Up Next are Hong Kong-Chinese descended producer, vocalist and interdisciplinary artist Rainbow Chan; theatre performers and co-stars of the recent season of Peter Shaffer’s AmadeusRahel Romahn and Lily Balatincz; and the stunning First Nations neo-soul singer NgaiireBrian Cox also joins the latest season of long-running podcast Ideas at the House.

Accumulating over 21,900 subscriptions since launching in April 2021, Stream is the Sydney Opera House’s online streaming platform, showcasing its world-class performing and digital arts to audiences everywhere. Stream offers original artistic work created exclusively for the platform, plus front-row seats to full-length livestreams of new performances, highlights from the Opera House’s rich multi-genre archive, and behind-the-scenes content, as well as digital work and performance films from some of the world’s leading arts organisations. Subscriptions are free.

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