Watch Free | Contemporary Music

Watch Free | Contemporary Music

A free selection of contemporary music performances from the Sydney Opera House archive. Upcoming livestreams and recent events are available to Pre-Order or rent On-Demand in the BROWSE section.

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Watch Free | Contemporary Music
  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis | 'Push the Sky Away'

    Recorded at Sydney Opera House, December 2019

    Watch The Bad Seeds bandmates' encore performance of 'Push The Sky Away' performed live with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, conducted by Nicholas Buc. The legendary Australian musicians performed their triumphant rendit...

  • 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...

  • Nooks & Crannies Part 1 | A live music tour of Sydney Opera House

    Nooks & Crannies is a unique live music series celebrating iconic architecture and artistic expression in unexpected and spectacular unseen spaces inside Sydney Opera House. In Part 1, watch enchanting performances from Glen Hansard, José González, Hiatus Kaiyote, Conor Oberst, Nai Palm and Poliç...

  • Nooks & Crannies Part 2 | A live music tour of Sydney Opera House

    In the second installment of this unique live music series, we celebrate iconic architecture and artistic expression in unexpected and spectacular unseen spaces inside Sydney Opera House. Featuring performances from Moses Sumney, Kelsey Lu, The National, Camp Cope, Courtney Barnett, Kevin Morby &...

  • ACO | 'River Man' by Nick Drake (from 'Bach and the Beyond')

    Despite a lack of commercial success in his short 26 years, Nick Drake left a catalogue great enough to inspire artists such as Robert Smith of The Cure, Kate Bush and Beck, just to name a few. Hear the Australian Chamber Orchestra's beautiful rendition of 'River Man', sung by ACO Principal Violi...

  • Rita Ora | ‘Bang Bang’ + 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’.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Becca Hatch | Live at Barrabuwari - A Sunset Gathering of Music

    Becca Hatch is a show-stopping singer-songwriter who draws from R&B, her Samoan heritage and Indigenous roots to merge gospel choir vocals and tranquil island sounds.

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

  • 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...

  • SPVRROW | Live at Barrabuwari - A Sunset Gathering of Music

    SPVRROW is a soulful Western Sydney artist whose staunch but sweet voice is proving to be a poetic force on the scene.

    SPVRROW'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 highlight...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bow and Arrow | From Our House To Yours

    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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...