Live at Sydney Opera House - Free Performances

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  • Wanha! Journey to Arnhem - Live at Sydney Opera House

    Free livestream from the Forecourt of Sydney Opera House
    Thursday 17 November 2022 from 7:30pm
    Then available On Demand

    Be transported to Australia’s remarkable Top End with Wanha!, and experience the Yolŋu people’s musical history and vibrant contemporary scene. This unforgettable Forecourt ev...

  • Ngaiire and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Live at Sydney Opera House

    Broadcast from the Forecourt of Sydney Opera House
    Thursday 10 November 2022
    Now available on demand

    In a rare one-off performance, neo-soul R&B artist Ngaiire joins forces with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for a transcendent night of music, art and power on the Sydney Opera House Forecourt, c...

  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Simone Young conducts Mahler 2

    To celebrate the reopening of the Concert Hall, and a season of new beginnings, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra turn to Mahler’s mighty Second Symphony with new Chief Conductor, Simone Young. Mahler worked on this symphony in Hamburg as musical director for the Hamburg State Opera – the same compan...

  • The Necks / In Session

    The award-winning band The New York Times called “the greatest trio on earth” perform live in the Utzon Room, performing their singular mix of avant rock, jazz and ambient music in a unique single-take performance.

    'In Session' is a series of intimate, long-form music films, staged behind closed...

  • HTRK / In Session

    Melbourne electronic post-punk duo HTRK perform live in the Drama Theatre, shortly prior to their Sydney Opera House debut in May 2022, with a set which draws heavily from their acclaimed 2021 album, 'Rhinestones'.

    'In Session' is a series of intimate, long-form music films, staged behind closed...

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

    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...

  • The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin Live

    Celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1999 masterpiece, The Soft Bulletin, technicolour rock legends The Flaming Lips made their Sydney Opera House debut in 2019, playing the album in full alongside their greatest hits.

  • Liminal: BLESSED

    Watch more Liminal performances here.

    Liminal is a bold contemporary music film series featuring eight Australian artists as they create unique live performances for the screen.

    A musical enigma on the verge of superstardom, Ghana-born Sydney-sider BLESSED brings his singular mix of hip-hop, p...

  • Liminal: Maina Doe

    Watch more Liminal performances here.

    Liminal is a bold contemporary music film series featuring eight Australian artists as they create unique live performances for the screen.

    Blazing a trail into the sonic future, Sydney singer-songwriter Maina Doe has fast become a singular talent on the lo...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Outlines: Serwah Attafuah x Soft Centre | Apotheosis

    A real-time motion capture performance, in which movement artist Lydia Kivela explores a hyper-real 3D environment created by Serwah Attafuah, accompanied by an original score, performed live, by ptwiggs. Inspired by the glaring neon ambience of Spring Breakers and cyberpunk, Apotheosis ushers au...

  • Ólafur Arnalds with Sydney Chamber Orchestra - Live

    In this specially-commissioned performance for Sydney Opera House's 2015 GRAPHIC, Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Ólafur Arnalds leads the Sydney Chamber Orchestra on an exclusive journey through his back catalogue, with visuals by Máni M. Sigfússon.

    WARNING: This video may potentially trigger s...

  • Barkaa - Live at Barrabuwari - A Sunset Gathering of Music

    Barkaa is a Malyangapa, Barkindji woman and rising rapper who was named both ‘Next Big Thing’ at FBi Radio’s SMAC Awards and Rookie of the Year by Acclaim Magazine in 2020.

    Barkaa's set was performed live at the Sydney Opera House for Barrabuwari (‘tomorrow’ in the Gadigal language), an Indigeno...

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

    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...

  • 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...

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

    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...

  • Jónsi & Alex Somers - Riceboy Sleeps Live

    In celebration of the album's 10th anniversary, Sigur Rós vocalist Jónsi and his partner, musician Alex Somers, performed 'Riceboy Sleeps' at Vivid LIVE 2019 in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney International Orchestra and Choir. Watch highlights from the performance incl...

  • Liminal: Budjerah

    Watch more Liminal performances here.

    Liminal is a bold contemporary music film series featuring eight Australian artists as they create unique live performances for the screen.

    Australia’s hottest young R&B talent makes his solo Opera House debut. Streaming as part of Liminal, a bold, new con...

  • Liminal: Young Franco

    Watch more Liminal performances here.

    Liminal is a bold contemporary music film series featuring eight Australian artists as they create unique live performances for the screen.

    What better way to shake off the remnants of lockdown than with Young Franco, the Brisbane-born, Sydney-based produc...

  • Liminal: Chris Abrahams

    Watch more Liminal performances here.

    Liminal is a bold contemporary music film series featuring eight Australian artists as they create unique live performances for the screen.

    Take a hypnotic journey with The Necks’ master pianist. As one third of one of Australia’s most important bands The ...

  • Liminal: Liz Martin Band

    Watch more Liminal performances here.

    Liminal is a bold contemporary music film series featuring eight Australian artists as they create unique live performances for the screen.

    More than a decade since her last appearance performing Walking On Air with Aerialize, multi-talented singer, songwr...

  • Liminal: EGOISM

    Watch more Liminal performances here.

    Liminal is a bold contemporary music film series featuring eight Australian artists as they create unique live performances for the screen.

    The Joan Sutherland Theatre’s transformative new Liminal stage was practically designed for EGOISM, the rising Sydne...

  • Liminal: Ninajirachi

    Watch more Liminal performances here.

    Liminal is a bold contemporary music film series featuring eight Australian artists as they create unique live performances for the screen.

    The perfect expression of our future-facing new Liminal music series, 22-year-old electronic producer, DJ and songwr...