Vivid LIVE 2022

Vivid LIVE 2022

Vivid LIVE is the annual centrepiece of the Opera House’s year-round Contemporary Music program. Vivid LIVE 2022 featured Australian premieres, one-off projects and unmissable performances from original Australian artists alongside select top global acts, emerging voices and Sydney’s vibrant local communities who reflect the city’s inimitable contemporary culture. Vivid LIVE is part of Vivid Sydney, the annual celebration of creativity, innovation and technology, which transforms Sydney for 23 days and nights.

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Vivid LIVE 2022
  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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, ...

  • 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...

  • 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.

    Explo...

  • Sampa The Great: Final Form: Vivid LIVE 2022

    Sampa The Great presents An Afro Future, with special guests Mwanjé, KYE and sounds by C.FRIM. Watch the finale track of her evening's performance that brought the house down 'Final Form'.

    Rent her full performance now on Stream.

    Imagining a world of creativity and culture beyond the confines ...

  • Gordi: Radiator & Volcanic: Vivid LIVE 2022

    A gifted singer-songwriter with a knack for layered, introspective folk-pop sounds, internationally acclaimed Australian artist Gordi makes her Vivid LIVE debut with a solo performance in the Drama Theatre at the Sydney Opera House.

    Watch her contemplative performance with experimental synth vo...

  • Tkay Maidza: 24k: Vivid LIVE 2022

    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.

    Watch her fun and energetic performance of ‘24K’ as part of Vivid LIVE 2022 in the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera H...

  • Meg Mac: Never Be: Vivid LIVE 2022

    Australian soul icon Meg Mac makes her Sydney Opera House debut. Watch her perform hit 'Never Be' as part of her powerhouse performance for Vivid LIVE 2022.

    Rent her full performance now on Stream.

  • Ed Kuepper with Jim White: Collapseboard

    In June 2021, right before things slowed down, we were fortunate to host a very special collaboration of two great Australian musicians. Ed Kuepper of The Saints fame and Jim White of Dirty Three joined forces to deliver a spellbinding performance, delving into Kuepper's 45-year catalogue.

    Watch...

  • Lighting of the Sails 2022: Yarrkalpa - Hunting Ground, 2021

    Yarrkalpa - Hunting Ground, 2021
    By The Martu Artists And Curiious
    (Inspired By Yarrkalpa – Always Walking Country 2014)
    With Soundtrack By Electric Fields Featuring The Vocals Of The Martu Artists

    Two years in the making, a stunning new digital artwork, 'Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground, 2021', cre...

  • Lighting of the Sails 2022: Yarrkalpa - Hunting Ground, 2021: Audio Described

    The Sydney Opera House annually creates visual descriptions of the animation projected onto the iconic Opera House sails for people who are blind or have low vision. This year, the animation was a collaboration bringing to life the intricate painting ‘Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground, 2021’ in which ei...