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2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

September 2017

Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius

19 September 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm AEST
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Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
$49 – $109

At the end of the score of The Dream of Gerontius, Elgar wrote: “This is the best of me.” This monumental work embodies Elgar’s spiritual and artistic ideals – it is as stirringly Romantic and grand as you’d expect, but it is also Elgar’s most personal utterance.  Elgar poured his “heart’s blood” into Gerontius, responding to the words with evocative, sincere and imaginative music – imposing marches full of pomp and circumstance, choirs of demons and angels, and celestial harmonies – that takes us from earth…

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December 2017

Handel’s Messiah | Sydney Opera House

14 December 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm AEDT
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Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
$49 – $109

Tickets: $49-$109 plus booking fees Hallelujah! The beloved festive treat Messiah returns to the Sydney Opera House. Handel poured his heart and soul into this work: visitors found him shaken by the emotional labour of composing it. Something of this power remains in the piece – the profound sadness, the transporting joy, and the mystery of Christ’s birth and resurrection. With its musical richness, dramatic power and spiritual intensity, there is something in Messiah for people of all faiths. Messiah is much more than the Hallelujah…

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March 2018

Bach B Minor Mass

31 March 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

The Choir’s annual Easter-tide Bach celebrations are becoming an essential annual appointment, ‘bringing new insights to old masterpieces’ (Sydney Morning Herald). PROGRAM: JS Bach Mass in B Minor PERFORMERS: Brett Weymark conductor Janet Todd soprano Sally-Anne Russell mezzo soprano Andrew Goodwin tenor David Greco bass A performance of the B-minor Mass is always an event. Bach calls for large forces for the vibrant and celebratory colours of the orchestra, including the rare oboe d’amore, horns, trumpets and drums. The vocalists must also be virtuosos: some of Australia’s most…

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May 2018

Australian World Orchestra: Maestro Riccardo Muti

2 May 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Legendary Italian conductor Maestro Riccardo Muti from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is the AWO’s guest conductor for 2018.

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Australian World Orchestra: Maestro Riccardo Muti

4 May 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Legendary Italian conductor Maestro Riccardo Muti from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is the AWO’s guest conductor for 2018.

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June 2018

ChorusOz 2018 Saul

10 June 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm AEST
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

Against a backdrop of splendid choruses, arias and spectacular instrumental fireworks, Handel explores the tumultuous relationship between Saul, first king of the Israelites, his successor, David. Handel’s instinct for vivid characterisation and profound psychological insight yields music of rare beauty and intensity. Handel scholar Winston Dean calls it ‘one of the supreme masterpieces of dramatic art comparable with the works of Sophocles and Shakespeare'. PROGRAM: Handel Saul (90-minute abridged version) PERFORMERS: Brett Weymark conductor Lorina Gore soprano Penelope Mills soprano Nicholas Tolputt counter-tenor Brad Cooper tenor Simon…

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July 2018

ABC Young Performers Awards

24 July 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
$13.60

The Young Performers Awards (YPA) is regarded as Australia’s premiere multi-instrumental competition, and now in it’s 74th year, it is also the longest running. Previous YPA Winners include Tamara Cislowska, Brett Dean, Claire Edwardes, Li-Wei Qin, Nathan Waks, Roger Woodward, and Simon Tedeschi (David Helfgott was a 6 time finalist)! Accompanying the 3 finalists during their performances will be Australia’s most popular orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of celebrated conductor Dr Nicholas Milton AM. After 8 months…

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September 2018

Sydney Youth Orchestra: Candide

29 September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm AEST
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Bernstein Candide Book by Hugh Wheeler Based on the satire by Voltaire Lyrics by Richard Wilbur With additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John LaTouche, Dorothy Parker, Lilliam Hellman and Leonard Bernstein Orchestration by Leonard Bernstein and Hershy Kay Musical continuity and additional orchestration by John Mauceri Brett Weymark conductor Mitchell Butel director Alexander Lewis Candide Symphony Chorus Festival Chorus Sydney Youth Orchestra From its rollicking overture to its string of affectionate parodies of opera, Gilbert and Sullivan, tango and Broadway glitz, Candide is a delight from start to finish – one that might just make you…

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Sydney Youth Orchestra: Candide

30 September 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Bernstein Candide Book by Hugh Wheeler Based on the satire by Voltaire Lyrics by Richard Wilbur With additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John LaTouche, Dorothy Parker, Lilliam Hellman and Leonard Bernstein Orchestration by Leonard Bernstein and Hershy Kay Musical continuity and additional orchestration by John Mauceri Brett Weymark conductor Mitchell Butel director Alexander Lewis Candide Symphony Chorus Festival Chorus Sydney Youth Orchestra From its rollicking overture to its string of affectionate parodies of opera, Gilbert and Sullivan, tango and Broadway glitz, Candide is a delight from start to finish – one that might just make you…

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December 2018

Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra: Carols at the House

7 December 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT
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One event on 9 December 2018 at 1:00 pm

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Brett Weymark conductor Teddy Tahu Rhodes baritone Christmas Choir Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra An elegant celebration of Christmas on a symphonic scale. Sydney Philharmonia Choir's choral Christmas extravaganzas are a beloved annual tradition, and an essential start to the season. It’s impossible to resist the magic of Christmas as the 500 voices of the combined Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, orchestra and special guests light up the stage with your favourite Christmas carols, seasonal treats and much more. Pre-concert talk: Held 45 minutes prior to the…

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Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra: Carols at the House

8 December 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
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One event on 9 December 2018 at 1:00 pm

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Brett Weymark conductor Teddy Tahu Rhodes baritone Christmas Choir Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra An elegant celebration of Christmas on a symphonic scale. Sydney Philharmonia Choir's choral Christmas extravaganzas are a beloved annual tradition, and an essential start to the season. It’s impossible to resist the magic of Christmas as the 500 voices of the combined Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, orchestra and special guests light up the stage with your favourite Christmas carols, seasonal treats and much more. Pre-concert talk: Held 45 minutes prior to the…

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Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra: Carols at the House

9 December 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
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One event on 8 December 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on 9 December 2018 at 1:00 pm

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Brett Weymark conductor Teddy Tahu Rhodes baritone Christmas Choir Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra An elegant celebration of Christmas on a symphonic scale. Sydney Philharmonia Choir's choral Christmas extravaganzas are a beloved annual tradition, and an essential start to the season. It’s impossible to resist the magic of Christmas as the 500 voices of the combined Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, orchestra and special guests light up the stage with your favourite Christmas carols, seasonal treats and much more. Pre-concert talk: Held 45 minutes prior to the…

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Carols at the House

9 December 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Brett Weymark conductor Teddy Tahu Rhodes baritone Christmas Choir Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra An elegant celebration of Christmas on a symphonic scale. Sydney Philharmonia Choir's choral Christmas extravaganzas are a beloved annual tradition, and an essential start to the season. It’s impossible to resist the magic of Christmas as the 500 voices of the combined Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, orchestra and special guests light up the stage with your favourite Christmas carols, seasonal treats and much more. Pre-concert talk: Held 45 minutes prior to the…

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July 2019

Gondwana World Choral Festival 2019: Sounds of Australia

15 July 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm AEST
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
$35 – $99

Tickets: Adults $39 - $99 | Concession $89 - $35 Immerse yourself in the Sounds of the Australia at Sydney Opera House this July, as Australia’s leading choirs for young people come together to celebrate 30 years of Sydney Children’s Choir. The one night only gala concert kicks off the week-long Gondwana World Choral Festival, which is set to be the greatest gathering of international choirs in Australia this century. More than one thousand young singers from some of the world’s…

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Gondwana World Choral Festival 2019: Sounds of the World

21 July 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$35 – $99

Tickets: Adult $39 - $99 | Concession $35 - $89 Lose yourself in the mesmerising Sounds of the World gala concert, as the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall plays host in July to the greatest variety of children’s choirs ever heard under one roof. The one-time-only concert is part of the Gondwana World Choral Festival, which is set to be the greatest gathering of international choirs in Australia this century. More than one thousand young singers from some of the world’s…

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August 2019

Australian Youth Orchestra with Jan Lisiecki

5 August 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$30 – $69

The Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) will conclude their 23rd international tour with a special one-off performance at the Sydney Opera House on August 5th. Joined by Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki and Polish conductor Krzysztof Urbański, the orchestra will be performing Harrison’s Frumious, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No.10. Guest artist Lisiecki is one of the world’s most exciting and talented young pianists. Acclaimed for his poetic sensibility, refined technique and insightful interpretations, he has a musical voice that…

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December 2019

The Legend of the Chinese Song Fairy – Opera Liu Sanjie in Concert

14 December 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm AEDT
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$58.00

Step into a tale of love and hope... In an Australian debut, China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre present a modern production of the classic Chinese opera The Legend of Chinese Song Fairy – Opera Liu Sanjie for the first time outside China. Among the myths and legends of the Zhuang ethnic group, Liu Sanjie, a folk singer known as the "Song Fairy", is perhaps one of their most iconic figures. With her songs, it is said, she gives a…

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