Contemporary Music

Contemporary Music

A selection of contemporary music performances from Sydney Opera House.

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Contemporary Music
  • Sunnyboys - Live in Concert

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    Experience the rush of Australia’s legendary post-punk power pop quartet Sunnyboys, as the original lineup returned for one night only to celebrate their fortieth anniversary.

    Few Australian bands inspire as much well-deserved love as Sydney post-punk survivors Sunnyboys, and the original...

  • Music at the House | The Cure, H.E.R., Bon Iver, Solange & more

    The Opera House has played host to many incredible performances. From Bon Iver's goosebump show to Solange's powerful Australian debut, our Head of Contemporary Music, Ben Marshall, chooses 10 of his favourite music videos captured from under the Opera House sails.

    What's your favourite Opera Ho...

  • Jack River Presents 'Visions of Us' | Live on the Forecourt

    Special Musical Guests - Budjerah, Annie Hamilton and Isabella Manfredi
    Words from - Brooke Boney, Grace Tame, Kirli Saunders

    Making her Sydney Opera House debut, ARIA-nominated songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Holly Rankin, aka Jack River, brings together a series of special guests for an u...

  • Barrabuwari presents Ziggy Ramo | Live on the Forecourt

    Returning to the Sydney Opera House after his digital debut as part of From Our House to Yours, Ziggy Ramo is a gifted young rapper who has quickly become one the nation’s hip-hop luminaries. Mixing provocative rhymes and old school inspired beats to uplift community and speak truth to power, his...

  • Barrabuwari - A Sunset Gathering of Music | Live on the Forecourt

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    The future of Australian music assembles for Barrabuwari (‘tomorrow’ in the Gadigal language), an Indigenous-led and culturally diverse showcase that highlights the next generation of game-changers across hip-hop, pop, soul, and techno. Featuring Barkaa, Becca Hatch, JK-47, Kobie Dee, Milan Ring...

  • Rita Ora | Jimmy Fallon Performance + Exclusive Interview

    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’.

  • Gordi | From Our House To Yours

    Australian folk-pop singer and producer Gordi performs the official international album launch show for her latest record, Our Two Skins.

    Performing a full set with her four-piece band, this special one-off event was Gordi's debut Opera House performance, recorded and streamed live from the Joa...

  • Winston Surfshirt | From Our House To Yours

    Get ready to snuggle in for a session of lush soul heaters, as Manly’s very own hip-hop funk machine Winston Surfshirt make their Sydney Opera House debut in an intimate performance beamed live to your lounge from the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

    Playing in an intimate three-piece mode, Surfshirt ex...

  • Ambient 1: Music for Airports - Alaska Orchestra | From Our House To Yours

    Ambient 1: Music for Airports, performed by Alaska Orchestra with live visuals by Carla Zimbler (Live). Written by Brian Eno.

    The Alaska Orchestra led by Megan Alice Clune, along with Heather Shannon and Mara Schwerdtfeger return to Sydney Opera House for their digital stage debut with a live st...

  • Piano Day 2020 | Nils Frahm, Jon Hopkins, Joep Beving, Margaret Leng Tan & more

    An exclusive broadcast featuring Jon Hopkins, Joep Beving, Margaret Leng Tan, Nils Frahm and more. First broadcast on 28 March 2020.

    Founded by Nils Frahm in 2015, the 88th day of the year was declared Piano Day - a nod to the 88 keys on a modern piano.

    Piano Day 2020 featured a broadcast of p...