Talking Music

Talking Music

Meet the musicians behind some of the Sydney Opera House's most compelling performances, with in-depth interviews and unique artist profiles.

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  • Rita Ora - In Conversation + ‘Bang Bang’ Jimmy Fallon Performance

    Rita Ora performs ‘Bang Bang’ in a performance recorded at Sydney Opera House, and originally broadcast on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Plus, Rita talks with Linda Marigliano in an interview recorded exclusively for ‘Stream’.

  • Dirty Three - In Conversation

    Giving their first interview on camera in 25 years for Vivid LIVE, Warren Ellis, Jim White and Mick Turner a.k.a Dirty Three spoke to Head of Contemporary Music Ben Marshall about making their incendiary debut record, being hand-picked by Robert Smith to play at the Opera House and life on the ro...

  • Wu-Tang's RZA and Briggs - In Conversation

    When Staten Island Hip-Hop Meets Aussie Hip-Hop. Before Wu-Tang took over the Concert Hall, we invited Australian rapper Briggs to chat with one of his biggest music influences, the groundbreaking hip-hop craftsman RZA.

    Having never met before, the two spoke about numerous topics including RZA’s...

  • Andrew Weatherall - In Conversation

    Andrew Weatherall was one of the music world's true innovators. He made his first and only appearance at the Sydney Opera House in December 2017 with an unforgettable five-hour Studio party, taking the audience on an eclectic journey through the history of electronic music and beyond.

    In this i...

  • Kamasi Washington - In Conversation

    Moments before stunning a sold out Concert Hall audience, tenor sax don Kamasi Washington sat down with Sydney Opera House Music Producer Alister Hill to chat about the parallels between imagination and reality, how a digital age is making us write music faster, and why the first take is always t...

  • Mohammad Reza Mortazavi - Artist Profile

    Mohammad Reza Mortazavi is widely recognised as one of the world's best players of the tombak and the daf, two instruments central to Persian percussive music. Relying upon nothing more than a drum and his own dexterity, Mortazavi creates trance-like polyrhythmic soundscapes, complete with melod...