Live Performances - Contemporary Music

  • Red Bull Symphonic with Genesis Owusu and Sydney Symphony Orchestra

    With two distinct worlds in the arts joining forces, Red Bull Symphonic delivers a one-of-a-kind music experience, with Genesis Owusu.

    After two years of career highs, Owusu soars to new heights as two arts worlds collide at Red Bull Symphonic, reimagining his acclaimed catalogue of poetic pu...

  • Khruangbin - Live at Sydney Opera House

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    First broadcast from Sydney Opera House, Sunday 27 November 2022.
    Now available to rent On Demand

    Duration: 110 minutes
    Rental period: 7 days

    Prepare for a hypnotic space odyssey as Texan trio Khruangbin bring their incomparable mix of psychedelia, funk and far-out international grooves to the ...

  • 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.

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

    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, conducted by Nicholas Buc.

    Blending ARIA-nominated First Nations star Ngaiire’s dazzling, futuristic R&...

  • 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...

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

    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 event will star Arnhem Land’s top talent, including Djakapurra Munyarryun, Dhapanbal Yunupingu, Juran Adams and Andrew Gurru...

  • Crowded House - Live at the Sydney Opera House

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    An unforgettable event from the steps of Sydney Opera House. In 2016 Crowded House returned to play a cavalcade of their hits and favourites 20 years after their landmark last concert.

    Crowded House:
    Neil Finn
    Nick Seymour
    Mark Hart
    Matt Sherrod

    Musical Guests:
    Tim Finn
    Harper Finn
    Elroy Finn

  • Sampa The Great - Live at Sydney Opera House

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    Sampa The Great presents An Afro Future, with special guests Mwanjé, KYE and sounds by C.FRIM. This performance was recorded at the Sydney Opera House as part of Vivid LIVE 2022.

    Imagining a world of creativity and culture beyond the confines of colonialism, hip-hop star Sampa The Great brings t...

  • Meg Mac - Live at Sydney Opera House

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    A vocal powerhouse with a presence to match, Australian soul icon Meg Mac makes her Sydney Opera House debut for Vivid LIVE, performing her hits and a taste of forthcoming new music.

    Vivid LIVE is part of Vivid Sydney, the annual celebration of creativity, innovation and technology transforming ...

  • Tkay Maidza - Live at Sydney Opera House

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    After a four-year hiatus, and fresh off her tour with Billie Eilish, Zimbabwe-born Australian hip-hop star Tkay Maidza makes her long-awaited Sydney Opera House debut. This performance was recorded live at Vivid LIVE 2022.

    Since her head-turning teenage debut, 'Brontosaurus', the Zimbabwe-born, ...

  • Ed Kuepper & Jim White: Live at Sydney Opera House

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    Ed Kuepper of The Saints fame and Jim White of Dirty Three join forces to deliver a spellbinding performance, delving into Kuepper's 45-year catalogue. Prior to their Vivid LIVE 2022 performance, we captured a very special collaboration of these two great Australian musicians in June 2021.


  • 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...

  • Amon Tobin - ISAM Live at Sydney Opera House

    Prepare for a sensory overload from Vivid LIVE 2012. Brazilian born producer Amon Tobin performs his seventh studio album ISAM and back catalogue in a custom-built cubic installation for an audiovisual 3D spectacle like no other.

  • 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...

  • 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

    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 theatrical set, ‘60s style costumes, and sax-dr...

  • 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...

  • Panda Bear - Live at Sydney Opera House

    Animal Collective co-founder Noah Lennox (aka Panda Bear), made his highly anticipated Australian debut in the intimate settings of the Sydney Opera House Studio in 2018. A unique blend of experimental-pop, featuring sun-drenched sampling coupled with introspective lyrics, Panda Bear’s careful at...

  • 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...

  • Ziggy Ramo - Live at Barrabuwari

    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...

  • 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...

  • JK-47 - Live at Barrabuwari - A Sunset Gathering of Music

    JK-47 is an explosive young Indigenous rapper whose jaw-dropping mic skills and powerful sense of community saw him crowned triple j’s 2020 Unearthed Artist of the Year.

    This set was performed live at the Sydney Opera House for Barrabuwari (‘tomorrow’ in the Gadigal language), an Indigenous-le...

  • Milan Ring - Live at Barrabuwari - A Sunset Gathering of Music

    Milan Ring is a singer, rapper, guitarist and producer poised between the analogue and digital, with a signature sound that blends live percussion and guitar with electronic drums and synths.

    Milan Ring's set was performed live at the Sydney Opera House for Barrabuwari (‘tomorrow’ in the Gadigal...

  • Kobie Dee - Live at Barrabuwari - A Sunset Gathering of Music

    Kobie Dee is a Sydney Gamilaroi artist and emerging hip-hop powerhouse with a gift for raw storytelling and knockout rhymes.

    Kobie's set was performed live at the Sydney Opera House for Barrabuwari (‘tomorrow’ in the Gadigal language), an Indigenous-led and culturally diverse showcase that highl...

  • Trackwork Label Showcase - Live at Barrabuwari - A Sunset Gathering of Music

    Trackwork is an innovative, Sydney-based pop and rap label showcasing the talents of Indigenous rappers T-Breezy and Walkerboy, Zambian hip-hop artist Sevy, ex-Dispossessed punk Bayang and left-field producer Utility.

    The showcase was performed live at the Sydney Opera House for Barrabuwari (‘to...