From Our House To Yours

From Our House To Yours

23 Episodes

Providing a meeting place online for audiences to escape and connect, the 'From Our House to Yours' program was created in March 2020 in response to COVID-19 to uplift and inspire audiences while the Opera House was temporarily closed to the public. The weekly program featured full-length performances and talks, live-streamed performances from the Joan Sutherland Theatre stage.

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From Our House To Yours
  • Gordi | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 1

    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...

  • Ziggy Ramo's Black Thoughts | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 2

    A Collection of Voices on Gadigal Land

    In an exclusively commissioned performance featuring a 10-piece band and specially-made visuals, Ziggy Ramo Burrmuruk Fatnowna presents his debut album Black Thoughts like never before – a live-streamed hip-hop reckoning through love, compassion, dispossess...

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

    Episode 3

    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...

  • Low Life | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 4

    In a ferocious performance of guttural guitars and anthemic vocals, Low Life make their Sydney Opera House debut for a cathartic masterclass in pummelling post-punk rhythm live from the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

    WARNING: This performance contains strong language and themes which some patrons may...

  • GODTET - 60 Giant Steps | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 5

    Celebrating the 60th anniversary of John Coltrane’s revolutionary composition ‘Giant Steps’, Sydney’s own psychedelic jazz explorers GODTET will expand the original’s four minute blast of hyper-speed virtuosity into a 40 minute meditation on Coltrane’s creativity, spirituality, and how our percep...

  • Winston Surfshirt | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 6

    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...

  • In the Mood: A Love Letter to Wong Kar-wai & Hong Kong

    Episode 7

    Starring Rainbow Chan, Eugene Choi & Marcus Whale
    Recorded Live at Sydney Opera House

    Duration: 40 Minutes
    Available throughout 2021

    Celebrating the landmark film’s 20th anniversary, 'In the Mood – A Love Letter to Wong Kar-wai & Hong Kong' is a fever dream live streamed performance featuring a...

  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Brahms String Sextet No.1 | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 8

    Presented in association with Sydney Symphony Orchestra

    In Brahms’ First String Sextet his best qualities shine through – gorgeous melodies and a rich romantic sound. The sextet adds an extra viola and cello to the conventional string quartet, and Brahms makes full use of the additional lower vo...

  • New Australian Classical | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 9

    New Australian Classical brings together three exceptional local musicians to explore new Australian repertoire.

    In this piano trio program, we explore the haunting, ethereal melancholy in The Aching Bones by the Australian composer Andrew Howes, followed by the intricate, playful and sometimes ...

  • Ensemble Offspring: Mesmerism | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 10

    Filmed in the Joan Sutherland Theatre as part of the Opera House’s 2020 From Our House To Yours digital season, witness the risk taking and virtuosic instrumentalists of Ensemble Offspring perform an intimate and eclectic program of progressive and innovative music of our time. The ensemble is le...

  • Omega Ensemble: Gordon Kerry's Clarinet Quintet | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 11

    Commissioned in 2019 for Omega Ensemble​, Gordon Kerry’s Clarinet Quintet was to receive its world premiere in June 2020. This performance, exclusive to Sydney Opera House's digital season, represents the digital world premiere of the work.

    PROGRAM
    Gordon Kerry Clarinet Quintet (World Premiere)
    ...

  • Bell Shakespeare: John Bell, One Man In His Time | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 12

    Presented in association with Bell Shakespeare.

    A special performance from John Bell AO, who founded Bell Shakespeare based on his belief that all Australians should have access to the works of Shakespeare in performance. In an excerpt from One Man In His Time, John shares his reflections on the...

  • UnWrapped: Dances for Now | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 13

    Explore the contemporary dance works of five Sydney choreographers. On the Joan Sutherland Theatre stage, each artist dances their own choreography, responding to a soundtrack that has inspired them to reflect on this moment, its challenges and transformative possibilities.

    Featuring choreograp...

  • Sydney Chamber Opera: Diary of One Who Disappeared | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 14

    A man meets a woman by chance. They share a fleeting moment of connection. A brief fleeting moment. She then leaves and goes on with her life. He does not... Sydney Chamber Opera perform Janáček's hauntingly beautiful song cycle, 'Diary of One Who Disappeared', exclusive to our Digital Season.

    T...

  • Sydney Philharmonia Choirs: PopUp Sing! Workshop | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 15

    Sydney Opera House and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs invite you to a virtual PopUp Sing! workshop recorded live in the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

    In this special event, you will learn to sing the 'Ode to Joy' chorus from Beethoven's famous Symphony No 9. The workshop will be led by world-renowned cho...

  • Julian Bel Bachir - Sounds of Sahara | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 16

    Join Julian Bel Bachir for a melodic odyssey as he voyages through traditional melodies of Indigenous music from North-Western Africa with a modern influence. Accompanied by a collective of musicians of Saharan and sub-Saharan ethnic backgrounds the seasoned producer and musician fuses traditiona...

  • Bow and Arrow | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 17

    Meet eccentric Blue Mountains-based electro soul duo Bow and Arrow, aka husband and wife team Mindy Jane (Bow) and Mitchell Kwanten (Arrow).

    These talented partners in crime have been seen tearing up the stage at Homeground, and headlining this year's Badu Gili Live series. Gathering a followi...

  • DOBBY | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 18

    Rhyan Clapham, aka DOBBY, is a Filipino and Aboriginal rapper, drummer and speaker with family from Brewarrina on Ngemba land. Direct from the Joan Sutherland Theatre, he combines cultural stories and experiences with his impressive vocal, keyboard and drum skills to create rap that is contagious...

  • Bill Granger on Australian Food | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 19

    Crowned the ‘Egg Master of Sydney’ and ‘creator of avocado toast’, Bill Granger is renowned as the restauranteur who brought laid-back Australian cafe culture to the world, and is beloved by family cooks and culinary sophisticates alike.

    The empire that is ‘bills’ began with the original Darling...

  • Annabel Crabb and Adam Liaw | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 20

    Recorded at Sydney Opera House, May 2020

    Join Annabel Crabb and Adam Liaw for a glorious romp through the perils of the pantry, the hazards of the hotplate, and the celebration that greets the perfect sourdough. Mealtimes are the centrepiece of many social events, how has that changed with resta...

  • Muggera Dance Party | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 21

    Hold your very own dance party with Daz and Jax Compton, stars of the popular TV show Move it Mob Style! Big and little kids alike are invited to learn contemporary Indigenous and hip-hop infused dance moves.

  • Kids Music Café: Around the World | From Our House To Yours

    Episode 22

    Come on a journey around the world in this wonderful introduction to classical music, created especially for your toddler and you!

    Performed by musicians from the Sydney Youth Orchestras and hosted by Miriam Rizvi (The Beanies). Sing and dance along to songs from five different continents and y...

  • Kids Music Café - Brass Instruments

    Episode 23

    Tired of nursery rhymes? Introduce little ones to the brass instrument family with these child-friendly classics, performed by musicians from Sydney Youth Orchestras. Join in at home with a coffee and slice of cake, and get ready to feel the rhythm!
    Performers:
    Presenter: Miriam Rizvi
    Trumpet: Ma...