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Utzon Music returns for a triumphant 14th season in 2021

Wednesday 16 June 2021

The Sydney Opera House today announced Utzon Music will return for a triumphant 14th season in 2021. From Beethoven’s revolutionary sonatas to new music by First Nations composers and the next generation of cutting-edge chamber musicians, the 2021 program will feature some of the country’s most dazzling home-grown musicians up-close and personal.

Sydney Opera House launches new dining experience Taste of the House

Thursday 3 June 2021

The Sydney Opera House today launches its new dining experience Taste of the House, an all-inclusive long lunch that gives foodies an opportunity to feast on menu favourites from the Opera House’s leading restaurants and bars.

Yarning Country: First Nations country, community and culture

Tuesday 1 June 2021

The Sydney Opera House today announced an evening of storytelling and song by First Nations artists from around Australia exploring this year’s NAIDOC week theme, Heal Country!. Curated by Warlpiri woman and former co-host of NITV The Point Rachael Hocking, Yarning Country will be a healing night of country, community and culture in the Studio on Thursday 24 June in the lead-up to NAIDOC Week (4-11 July 2021).

Sydney Opera House collaborates with Ziggy Ramo on music video for 'Little Things'

Friday 28 May 2021

The Sydney Opera House has collaborated with pioneering hip hop artist Ziggy Ramo Burrmuruk Fatnowna on a music video featuring the artist on top of the Opera House’s sails to accompany his latest release, “Little Things” featuring Paul Kelly, as well as a behind-the-scenes documentary, ‘Making Little Things’. The music video and documentary are both available to watch now on Stream, the Opera House’s recently launched streaming platform that showcases world-class performing and digital arts.

Vivid LIVE 2021 full line-up revealed

Tuesday 25 May 2021

The Sydney Opera House today revealed the full line-up for its 12th annual centrepiece contemporary music event, Vivid LIVE 2021, taking place from 6 – 28 August as part of Vivid Sydney, the festival transforming the Sydney CBD each winter through a celebration of creativity and innovation.

Sydney Opera House appoints Beau James as Head of First Nations Programming

Friday 14 May 2021

Leading First Nations curator, producer and performer Beau James, from the Mununjali clan of the Yugambeh Nation from South East Queensland with links to Stradbroke Island, has been appointed as Sydney Opera House’s new Head of First Nations Programming. Beau will lead a national and international cultural agenda, advancing and championing First Nations peoples, cultures, places, knowledge and narratives.

Sampa The Great announced as first act for Vivid LIVE 2021

Tuesday 11 May 2021

The Sydney Opera House today announced that Zambian rapper and songwriter Sampa The Great will electrify audiences in the Joan Sutherland Theatre on Sunday 8 August for the return of Vivid LIVE, part of Vivid Sydney, the festival transforming the Sydney CBD each winter through a celebration of creativity and innovation.

Returning: Chapter One - Online exhibition of video works by Australian and Japanese contemporary artists

Monday 3 May 2021

The Sydney Opera House today launched Returning, a serial digital exhibition that poetically explores the impacts of COVID-19. Available free on the Opera House’s newly-launched streaming platform, Stream, artists from Australia and Japan were commissioned to create moving image works that capture the turbulent emotions of the past year.

Based on the John Waters classic, CRY-BABY The Musical is coming to the Opera House

Tuesday 27 April 2021

Based on the 1990 cult-classic John Waters (Hairspray) film, CRY-BABY The Musical will be presented in the Opera House’s Drama Theatre from 22 July – 15 August, 2021. Highly subversive and proudly irreverent, CRY-BABY The Musical, which won four 2018 Sydney Theatre Awards during its season at the Hayes Theatre Co, is a tongue-in-cheek homage to the teen rebel genre.

Sydney Opera House and Honeywell partner to help achieve the United Nations Global Goals

Monday 26 April 2021

The Sydney Opera House today announced Honeywell as its first Global Goals partner, supporting the world-famous performing arts centre’s commitment to sustainability, diversity and inclusion.

Bill Birtles, Yun Jiang and Richard Fidler on 'The China Puzzle'

Monday 26 April 2021

The Sydney Opera House today announced that former ABC China correspondent Bill Birtles will appear alongside China policy analyst Yun Jiang on Sunday 23 May in the Playhouse. Together, they will unpack the complex relationship between Australia and China in an essential discussion about one of the biggest geopolitical issues of our time moderated by author and host of ABC Conversations, Richard Fidler.

2021 Kids and Families program presents new wonders at the Opera House

Thursday 8 April 2021

A vivid adaptation of classic Australian story Grug leads the Sydney Opera House’s full slate of kids and families performances for 2021. Breathing new life into timeless stories, the program includes: INFUSION, No Movement, No Sound, celebrating ancient West African, Indian and Australian rhythms with a global collective of contemporary and traditional dancers and musicians; Zooom, merging heart-warming storytelling with cutting-edge technology; and the jaw-dropping music showdown Loop the Loop.

Sydney Opera House unveils latest UnWrapped line-up platforming independent voices and contemporary Australian work

Wednesday 7 April 2021

The Sydney Opera House today unveiled the latest instalment of live music, First Nations cabaret, contemporary dance and digital performance works-in-development as part of its biannual UnWrapped season of diverse, rarely seen and critically acclaimed work.

Sydney Opera House launches online streaming platform Stream.SydneyOperaHouse.com

Tuesday 6 April 2021

The Sydney Opera House today launched a new online streaming platform to showcase world-class performing and digital arts. Stream follows the success of the award-winning 2020 digital season From Our House to Yours – created while the Opera House was temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19 – and will showcase highlights from the Opera House’s incredible multi-genre archive, livestreams of new performances, presentations by resident and international performing arts companies, and original digital content created exclusively for the platform.

Ed Kuepper makes his Opera House headline debut with drummer Jim White

Monday 29 March 2021

The Sydney Opera House today announced that Australian post-punk, singer-songwriter and guitarist Ed Kuepper and legendary drummer Jim White will perform 45 years’ worth of Kuepper‘s music, with a twist, across two shows in the Studio on Sunday 13 June. Together, the game-changers will reinterpret versions of Kuepper’s back-catalogue in a blistering and rare performance of post-punk mayhem.

Badu Gili: Wonder Women

Tuesday 16 March 2021

The Sydney Opera House today announced the return of its free, nightly First Nations sails lighting from April 23, with a vibrant new projection that celebrates the work and stories of six female First Nations artists.

Timeless French tale The Little Prince comes to life on the Opera House stage

Monday 15 March 2021

A breathtaking adaptation of the classic French novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) will be presented in the Opera House’s Joan Sutherland Theatre from 26 May – 6 June in an Australian exclusive premiere. The Little Prince is a stunning spectacular of circus, dance, aerial acrobatics and ground-breaking video mapping technology. It comes to the Opera House after sell-out seasons at Folies Bergère Paris in 2019 and Dubai Opera last year.

Sydney Opera House presents four free outdoor concerts on the Forecourt this April

Friday 12 March 2021

The Sydney Opera House announced that it will present four free outdoor concerts on the Forecourt from Friday 9 April - Sunday 11 April, enabled by a NSW Government initiative to increase access to Sydney's cultural offering in the city. 

Get Active at the Sydney Opera House

Wednesday 3 March 2021

The Sydney Opera House will host a range of fitness classes with a breathtaking view this March and April, offering Sydneysiders and visitors a chance to experience their Opera House in a new way and rediscover the city. 

Sydney Opera House doubles the creative fun for kids this April

Tuesday 2 March 2021

The Sydney Opera House will inspire kids and families with two free artist-led Creative Play experiences alongside school holiday shows this April. Held in the Western Foyer and Utzon Room, the expanded programming is enabled by the NSW Government initiative’s Summer in the City initiative. The immersive experiences include Awakening Evenfall, with children repurposing old Opera House uniforms to weave personal stories, and Utzon’s Universe, a kid-friendly exploration of the design principles of Opera House architect Jørn Utzon.

Every Body Dance Now: Free outdoor dance classes at the Sydney Opera House this March

Monday 15 February 2021

The Sydney Opera House today announced Every Body Dance Now, a free series of outdoor dance classes presented on the spectacular Opera House Forecourt. Enabled by a NSW Government initiative, Culture Up Late, to increase access to Sydney’s cultural offering in the city, several free classes will be held this March, allowing attendees to share in the joy of dance against one of the world’s most iconic backdrops.

American Psycho - The Musical will deliver the thrills and chills this winter

Tuesday 9 February 2021

Sexy, dark and disturbing, American Psycho - The Musical will be presented in the Sydney Opera House’s Playhouse from 3 - 27 June, 2021. Based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 famed novel American Psycho and the 2000 film of the same name, American Psycho – The Musical is a chilling yet wickedly comedic insight into a society driven by capitalism, self-image and wealth. The production returns after a successful season at the Hayes Theatre Co. in 2019 that earned the musical nine Sydney Theatre Awards.

Laugh, learn and be inspired with the Opera House’s April school holidays program

Tuesday 2 February 2021

The world premiere of the rampaging new Australian musical comedy Charlie and the War Against the Grannies leads a fun-packed family line-up at the Sydney Opera House this April and May. Together with new dinosaur adventure Prehistoric World by internationally-renowned puppeteers Erth, ARIA award-winners Teeny Tiny Stevies, a collaborative stage adaptation of beloved children’s story Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the return of the popular Kids Music Café, this school holidays program offers family fun for all generations.

All About Women 2021 line-up announcement

Wednesday 20 January 2021

The Sydney Opera House today announced a program of talks, panels, film screenings, contemporary art, Q&As and workshops to be presented at its ninth annual All About Women festival, held on Sunday 7 March ahead of International Women’s Day.

Sydney Opera House announces $21 summer tickets

Wednesday 13 January 2021

The Sydney Opera House today announced $21 summer tickets for its line-up of summer events, performances and experiences, enabled by a NSW Government initiative to increase access to Sydney’s cultural offering over the summer months. The offer commences today and runs through to the end of March, with tickets released on the Opera House website at midday each day for selected shows the following day.