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Welcome                                                                                                                                                         Apr/May                                    2–3

Light up your musical life with                                                                   In this issue
incredible global and local                                                                       3          Highlights
performances at Vivid LIVE.                                                                       4
                                                                                                  8
                                                                                                             Vivid LIVE
                                                                                                             Festival UnWrapped
Be surprised by short, smart                                                                      10         Cabaret
                                                                                                  11         Classical Music
performances at Festival                                                                          16         Comedy
UnWrapped. Delight in a                                                                           17
                                                                                                  20
                                                                                                             Contemporary Music
                                                                                                             Dance                                              ➀             ➁

children’s classic at Possum                                                                      22         Film
                                                                                                  23         Kids
Magic. Journey to the heights                                                                     25         Musical Theatre
of emotion with Giselle; and                                                                      26
                                                                                                  27
                                                                                                             Opera
                                                                                                             Talks & Ideas
dive into big questions about                                                                     28         Theatre
                                                                                                  29         Eat & Drink
our existence with Mosquitoes.                                                                    30         Tours & Experiences
There’s something for you at                                                                      32
                                                                                                  34
                                                                                                             History Made on Stage
                                                                                                             What’s On Calendar
Sydney Opera House.                                                                               38         Get Around

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Vivid LIVE                                                                                                                                                                                        4–5

24 May – 15 June                   Lighting of the Sails
                                   Austral Flora Ballet
Vivid LIVE is the highlight of     by Andrew
Sydney Opera House’s year          Thomas Huang
round contemporary music
program. Come and share in         Sydney Opera House presents
for this exceptional celebration   24 May – 15 June
of ambitious popular music,
within the annual Vivid            Andrew Thomas Huang will
Sydney festival of light,          transform the Sydney Opera
music and ideas.                   House Sails in 2019 with
                                   Austral Flora Ballet –
                                   a lush and visceral projected   Mad Racket by the                        ▲   Grouper                                  Spunk Records
                                   artwork of dancing digital      Harbour ft. Larry                                                                     20th Anniversary
                                   sculptures inspired by          Heard aka Mr Fingers                         Sydney Opera House presents              ft. The Middle East
                                   Australia’s native flora.                                                    24 – 25 May                              plus special guests
                                                                   Sydney Opera House presents                   Standard tickets from $59*
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                                                                   24 May                                        per order, except Insider members.
                                                                                                                                                         Sydney Opera House presents
                                                                    Standard tickets from $99*                                                           24 – 25 May
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                                                                                                                The solo project of American              Standard tickets from $69*
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                                                                                                                musician, artist and producer             per order, except Insider members.
                                                                   A mammoth open-air party                     Liz Harris, Grouper’s beautiful,
                                                                   on the Harbour-view Northern                 vulnerable hushed songs pair             One of Australia’s
                                                                   Broadwalk stage with none                    piano and guitar, with spare,            most enduring voices in
                                                                   other than Mr Fingers himself,               rich bursts of vocal harmony.            independent music, Spunk
                                                                   see the original dancefloor                                                           Records celebrate their 20th
                                                                   maestro Larry Heard pummel                                                            anniversary with the surprise,
                                                                   the outdoor sound system                                                              one-off reunion of The Middle
                                                                   into soulful submission.                                                              East with old friends.

                                                                   Club Kooky                                   Studio Party:                            Dirty Three
                                                                   by the Harbour                               A Guy Called Gerald                      25th Anniversary
                                                                                                                                                         of Dirty Three
                                                                   Sydney Opera House presents                  Sydney Opera House presents
                                                                   25 May                                       25 May                                   Sydney Opera House presents
                                                                    Standard tickets from $99*                   Standard tickets from $54*              26 May
                                                                   *Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies       *Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies    Standard tickets from $79*
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                                                                   Immortalised in the Australian               British dance music pioneer
                                                                   LGBTIQA performance arts                     A Guy Called Gerald throws               For the first time ever,
                                                                   community through decades                    down with three decades of               legendary Australian trio
                                                                   of friendly decadence, freaky                house, electro, and drum’n’bass,         Dirty Three – Warren Ellis,
                                                                   dancing, glittered sounds &                  turning the Opera House Studio           Mick Turner, and Jim White –
                                                                   freedom proponents, Club                     into the super-club of dreams.           will play their self-titled 1994
                                                                   Kooky stages a special                                                                debut album live in all its glory.
                                                                   outdoor spectacular by
                                                                   the Harbour this Vivid LIVE.
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Vivid LIVE                                                                                                                                                                                                       6–7

    The Hidden Pulse, in                     The Spirit of Churaki                                                                 Briggs’ Bad Apples

                                                                                                                               ▲
    collaboration with M+                                                                                                          House Party
                                             Sydney Opera House presents                                                           ft. Briggs & Friends,
    Sydney Opera House presents              27 May                                                                                Electric Fields & more
    29 May – 2 June                           Standard tickets from $35*
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                                                                                                                                   Sydney Opera House presents
    A four-day programme of                                                                                                        30 May
    artists’ videos and films, talks         A one-night musical and                                                            Standard tickets from $39*
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    and performance that uses                cultural celebration of the                                                        per order, except Insider members.
    music and performance as                 pioneering Aboriginal surf
    its stimulus. The programme              lifesaver, brought to life by a                                                       Rapper, actor, screenwriter,
    explores the capacity of music           diverse cast of extraordinary                                                         record label boss and all-round
    and performance to build                 Australian performers.                                                                legend Briggs is joined by
    community, resist authority,                                                                                                   members of his Bad Apples
    transform culture, shape                                                                                                       collective for an explosive
    identity, excavate history,              Maggie Rogers                                                                         night of hip-hop in the Joan
    and reclaim space.                                                                                                             Sutherland Theatre.
                                             Sydney Opera House presents
                                             29 May
    Stella Donnelly
▲
                                              Standard tickets from $59*
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    Sydney Opera House presents
    28 – 29 May                              Making her hugely anticipated
     Standard tickets from $39*              Vivid LIVE debut, avant pop
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                                             singer-songwriter Maggie
                                             Rogers lights up the Concert
    After wowing Forecourt                   Hall with her signature blend
    audiences earlier this year,             of sparkling electro folk.
    Perth’s rising indie star Stella
    Donnelly brings her acerbic
    folk rock hooks to the intimate                                                   Keaton Henson:
    Utzon Room for Vivid LIVE.                                                        Six Lethargies
                                                                                      with the Opera
                                                                                      Australia Orchestra                                                               ▲   Underworld
                                                                                      Sydney Opera House presents                  Lonnie Holley
                                                                                      31 May                                                                                Sydney Opera House presents
                                                                                       Standard tickets from $49*                  Sydney Opera House presents              31 May – 3 June
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                                                                                       per order, except Insider members.          31 May                                    Standard tickets from $89*
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                                                                                      A musical performance                     per order, except Insider members.
                                                                                      like no other, acclaimed                                                              In an Australian exclusive
                                                                                      composer Keaton Henson’s                     The celebrated African                   performance, British techno
                                                                                      multi-sensory Six Lethargies                 American artist, art educator,           titans Underworld light up the
                                                                                      aims to express and explain                  and singular musical voice               cavernous Concert Hall for
                                                                                      the feelings of anxiety and                  Lonnie Holley explores the               a thrillingly immersive, pulse-
                                                                                      depression through six                       haunting but exuberant                   poundingly visceral dance
                                                                                      connected movements                          sounds of cultural decay                 floor experience across four
                                                                                      for string orchestra.                        in the Utzon Room.                       euphoric nights.
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8–9

3 – 19 May                                Yma Sumac: The
                                          Peruvian Songbird
                                                                                   My Urrwai                                Party (verb)

                                                                                   Sydney Opera House presents              Sydney Opera House presents
Festival UnWrapped is here.               Sydney Opera House presents              8 – 12 May                               10 – 11 May
Join us to celebrate original             3 – 4 May                                 Standard tickets from $45*               Standard tickets from $45*
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and extraordinary Australian               Standard tickets from $49*
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performance works. Every                   per order, except Insider members.
performance champions                                                              Humorous. Irreverent.                    Dance parties. Revelry.
an artist. On the cusp of                 Mysterious Peruvian                      Moving. Prepare to fall in               Defiance. Join in the
greatness; at the height of               beauty. Five octave vocal                love with award-winning                  ultimate celebration of
their powers. From cabaret                range. Hollywood sensation.              choreographer and comedian               Sydney’s legendary LGBTQ+
to dance, theatre and more.               Who was Yma Sumac? Ali                   Ghenoa Gela in this deeply               underground. From RAT
Prepare for the unexpected.               McGregor brings this story of            personal story of her                    Parties to Sleaze Balls,
Explore the very best                     mystery, heartbreak, fame and            experience as a Torres                   William Yang saw it all and
independent Australian                    extraordinary singing, to life.          Strait Mainlander.                       has the photos to prove it.
performance at Festival
UnWrapped.

                                          Playlist                                 The Director

                                          Sydney Opera House presents              Sydney Opera House presents
                                          16 – 19 May                              15 – 19 May
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                                          Power. Feminism. Pop music.              Death and cremation. Floral
                                          This compelling new theatre              decorations. Contracts and
                                          work by PYT Fairfield explores           coffins. Nothing is off limits.
                                          the state of feminism in pop             Artist Lara Thoms and ex-
                                          culture today. Full of suburban          funeral director Scott Turnbull
                                          dreams and pop star fantasies,           blur the lines between funeral
                                          it’s a call to action for the            and theatrical direction in this
                                          critical issues of our times.            morbidly funny performance.
              Short. Smart. Surprising.

                                          An unmissable experience.
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Cabaret                                  Classical Music                                                                                                        10–11

The Choir of Man                         Simone Lamsma                            David Drury:                             Tang Xianzu the
                                         performs Beethoven’s                     Concert Hall Grand                       Playwright in Concert
Sydney Opera House presents              Violin Concerto                          Organ Recital —
in association with Andrew                                                                                                 Presented by Ausfeng
                                                                                  Tea & Symphony
Kay & Nic Doodson                        Presented by Sydney                                                               Event Productions
20 March – 7 April                       Symphony Orchestra                       Presented by Sydney                      7 April
 Standard tickets from $49*              3 – 8 April                              Symphony Orchestra                        Standard tickets from $49*
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A runaway hit from the                                                             per order, except Insider members.
                                                                                                                           In a world premiere, see over
Edinburgh and Adelaide                   Simone Lamsma’s                                                                   100 talented musicians from
Fringe Festivals, The Choir of           performances have been                   David Drury plays                        the Symphony Orchestra
Man is the ultimate feel-good            called ‘absolutely stunning’             spectacular music by Bach                and Opera of Shanghai
show packed with high energy             and ‘piercingly beautiful’               and Saint-Saëns on the                   Conservatory of Music in this
dance, live percussion, and              (Chicago Tribune). Now                   Grand Organ of the Sydney                reimagined Chinese opera,
foot-stomping choreography.              Sydney audiences can discover            Opera House. Here’s a rare               exploring the life and four
                                         this major talent as the Dutch           opportunity to hear this                 key works of China’s greatest
                                         violinist ascends the sublime            organ in full flight!                    playwright, Tang Xianzu.
                                         heights of Beethoven’s Violin
                                         Concerto; the Everest of
                                         concertos. Then, Tchaikovsky
                                         wrestles with fate in his
                                         dramatic Fourth Symphony.
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Classical Music                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   12–13

Isabella Lu                              Trio Wanderer                            Bach and Mozart                          The Sydney Symphony                      Music from the Movies                    Andreas Ottensamer
                                                                                                                           Celebrates
Presented by                             Sydney Opera House presents              Presented by Sydney                      Paul Goodchild                           Presented by Sydney                      Sydney Opera House presents
HoneyBee Music                           14 April                                 Philharmonia Choirs                                                               Philharmonia Choirs                      12 May
13 April                                  Standard tickets from $109*             20 April                                 Presented by Sydney                      11 May                                    Standard tickets from $109*
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                                                                                   Standard tickets from $43*              Symphony Orchestra                        Standard tickets from $42*
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 per order, except Insider members.                                                per order, except Insider members.      8 – 10 May                                per order, except Insider members.
                                         Journey around the world                                                           Standard tickets from $39*                                                       Andreas Ottensamer is a
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Hear the incredible nine                 with the art of chamber music.           Spend Easter Saturday with                per order, except Insider members.
                                                                                                                                                                    From the crystal purity of               musician of charm, insight
year old pianist, Isabella               Impeccable and elegant, Trio             Sydney Philharmonia Choirs                                                        Frozen, to the primal sounds             and dazzling virtuosity.
Lu, perform a significant                Wanderer play with an almost             for a musical expression of              Join this thrilling celebration          of Hans Zimmer’s score                   The clarinet’s almost vocal
and technically demanding                supernatural connection.                 faith that will lift your soul.          of the inextinguishable power            for Gladiator, there’s really            quality comes to the fore in
program of Liszt, Faure,                 The Trio showcases the witty             Revel in Bach’s Magnificat               of music, with Carl Nielsen’s            nothing the voice can’t                  Mendelssohn’s exquisite Songs
Tchaikovsky and more.                    banter of Haydn’s dashing                and Mozart’s Great Mass                  passionate Fourth Symphony.              express in this concert of               Without Words, spinning out
Be mesmerised by one of                  Trio in C, the vivacity of               in C minor.                              William Lovelock’s Australian            choral highlights from your              some of the most gorgeous
the youngest concert pianists            Bohemian folk song and                                                            classic concerto showcases               favourite movies.                        melodies ever penned, while
ever to perform a piano recital          dance in Dvořák’s ‘Dumky’                                                         the brazen artistry of the                                                        showpieces by Weber and
at the Opera House.                      Trio and the heart swelling                                                       Sydney Symphony’s                                                                 Debussy demonstrate the
                                         drama of Rachmaninoff’s                                                           Associate Principal Trumpet,                                                      charm, agility and velocity of
                                         second Trio élégiaque.                                                            Paul Goodchild.                                                                   Andreas’ sleek, stylish playing
                                                                                                                                                                                                             and Australian pianist Alex
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Raineri’s superb musicianship.
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Classical Music                                                                                                                                                                                              14–15

Hooked on Classics                       Brodsky Quartet                          Yulianna Avdeeva                         ‘Frame’ Yiruma Live                      Branford Marsalis
                                                                                  Performs Chopin’s
Presented by                             Sydney Opera House presents              Piano Concerto No.1                      Presented by Castiglione                 Presented by Australian
Metropolis Touring                       5 May                                                                             18 May                                   Chamber Orchestra
12 May                                    Standard tickets from $109*             Presented by Sydney                       Standard tickets from $89*              19 May
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                                                                                  Symphony Orchestra                        per order, except Insider members.
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                                         Enjoy the trademark Brodsky               Standard tickets from $39*               Experience the graceful
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Experience the best selling              mix of intrigue and seduction,            per order, except Insider members.
                                                                                                                            intensity of the South Korean           Saxophonist Branford Marsalis
classical music release of               as the quartet explore the art                                                     composer, when he returns               brings his passionate spirit
all time, performed live for             of the fugue, beginning with             After a sold out Sydney recital           to perform his new album                and thrilling virtuosity back
the first time in Australia              Bach’s ultimate example,                 in 2018, the spell-binding               ‘Frame’, and much loved                  to Australia for his ACO debut.
by a 45 piece symphony                   the Art of Fugue; and ending             Russian pianist Yulianna                  classics, in an intimate                This vivid program inspired by
orchestra. Delight in                    with Beethoven’s profound                Avdeeva makes her return.                 and emotional concert.                  Latin American jazz is directed
this blend of symphonic                  Great Fugue.                             Discover the dazzling dexterity                                                   by ACO Principal Violin, Satu
classical masterpieces with                                                       and thrilling assurance that                                                      Vänskä, who takes the centre
a contemporary beat, from                                                         have made her a Chopin                                                            stage in Piazolla’s The Four
Mozart to Bach and Vivaldi                                                        interpreter of renown. Then                                                       Season of Buenos Aires.
to Mendelssohn.                                                                   rediscover a Brahms chamber
                                                                                  masterwork in a sumptuous
                                                                                  orchestral setting.
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Comedy                                                                            Contemporary Music                                                                16–17

Sydney Comedy                            The Gospel                               The Angels:                              Iggy Pop
Festival Gala                            According to Paul                        Symphony of Angels
                                                                                                                           Sydney Opera House presents
Presented by                             Presented by Sydney Opera                Presented by The Harbour                 15 & 17 April
Sydney Comedy Festival                   House in association with                Agency & Regional Touring                 Standard tickets from $109*
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24 – 25 April                            Soft Tread Enterprises                   4 April                                   per order, except Insider members.
 Standard tickets from $99.90*           13 – 18 May                               Standard tickets from $89*
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                                                                                                                           Former Stooges frontman,
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                                                                                                                           and godfather of Punk, Iggy
Get ready to laugh! The                                                            See The Angels rock again,              Pop, makes his long awaited
15th annual Sydney Comedy                One of Australia’s favourite              in this symphonic spectacular           Opera House debut this April
Festival kicks off with                  performers, Jonathan Biggins,             with a full orchestra, spanning         to perform career spanning
the famous Gala event,                   is Paul Keating – visionary,              20 of the band’s biggest hits           classics, taken from across
showcasing a surprise lineup             reformer and rabble-rouser –              including ‘Take A Long Line’,           his illustrious career.
of international comedy                  in this unmissable one-man               ‘Marseilles’, ‘After The Rain’,
superstars and Aussie legends            comedy. Full of intelligence             ‘Be With You’, ‘No Secrets’,
in one hilarious extravaganza.           and wit, The Gospel According            ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your
                                         to Paul is a funny, insightful            Face Again’ and many more.
                                         and poignant portrait of
                                         Keating, the man that (as he
                                         tells it) single handedly shaped         Basement Jaxx VS
                                         contemporary Australia.                  The Metropolitan
                                                                                  Orchestra
                                                                                  Presented by TEG Dainty
                                                                                  & Nice Events
                                                                                  14 April
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                                                                                  See the esteemed electronic
                                                                                  music duo creatively collide
                                                                                  live on stage with The
                                                                                  Metropolitan Orchestra and
                                                                                  legendary Jaxx singers Vula
                                                                                  & Sharlene Hector. Expect
                                                                                  magical reinterpretations of
                                                                                  their biggest hits from one of
                                                                                  dance music’s most influential
                                                                                  recording artists.
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Contemporary Music                                                                                                                                                                                           18–19

Hozier                                   Tommy Emmanuel                           Air Supply                               Goran Bregović                           The Proclaimers
                                                                                                                           & his Wedding
Sydney Opera House presents              Presented by Jeremy Dylan                Presented by David Roy                   & Funeral Band                           Presented by
22 & 23 April                            & Jeff Lewis                             Williams, TEG Dainty                                                              The Music House
 Standard tickets from $79*              21 April                                 and Nice Events                          Sydney Opera House presents              22 May
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                                          Standard tickets from $79.90*           26 April                                 13 May                                    Standard tickets from $99*
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 Since global domination                                                           per order, except Insider members.       per order, except Insider members.
 five years ago with the                 Australia’s internationally                                                                                                A highly individual blend
 phenomenal viral hit                    acclaimed acoustic guitar icon           See Air Supply play alongside            Returning with his signature             of punk, folk, pop, poetry,
‘Take Me to Church’, the Irish           Tommy Emmanuel returns,                  their topnotch band and a                infectious Gypsy rock mastery            country, soul and new wave,
 soul folk troubadour will set           bringing the power of a full             20 -piece orchestra when                 for a boisterous night in the            The Proclaimers have just
 hearts on fire, performing fan          band to his solo playing, with           they return this April. Hear all         Concert Hall, the prolific               wrapped up a sold-out tour
 favourites and songs from his           incredible charisma, stunning            your favourite Air Supply hits,          composer will play a mixed               of the UK and rightly so; they
 newly released second album,            speed and unerring command               including ‘Lost In Love’, ‘Love          repertoire of three decades              walk precisely the right line
 Wasteland, Baby!                        of melody. Very special guest            and Other Bruises’, ‘All Out             of beloved tunes alongside               between romance and bitter
                                         is multi Grammy winning                  Of Love’ and more, in a truly            his latest album, dedicated              reality and live, they knock it
                                         dobro legend Jerry Douglas,              sumptuous presentation.                  to his birthplace, Sarajevo.             out of the park.
                                         direct from Nashville.
Dance                                                                                                                                                                                                   20–21

Verve                                    McAllister in                            Aurum                                    Behind the Scenes                        Giselle
                                         Conversation
Presented by                                                                      Presented by                             Presented by                             Presented by
The Australian Ballet                    Presented by                             The Australian Ballet                    The Australian Ballet                    The Australian Ballet
5 – 25 April                             The Australian Ballet                    17 April                                 24 April & 17 May                        1 – 18 May
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Come on a voyage through                                                          Don’t just take a lunch break,           Every morning, six days a                Journey into haunted woods
contemporary Australian                  David McAllister, Artistic               take a break from the everyday.          week, The Australian Ballet              and experience the drama
dance with what Australian               Director of The Australian               Join us for Alice Topp’s Aurum,          dancers take class. It helps             of first love, heartache and
Stage calls “a blast of energy           Ballet, chats to key creatives           which premiered in 2018 to               them find new heights of                 forgiveness. A young girl dies
and talent” featuring three              about bringing Verve                     lavish praise from audiences             technical excellence and                 of a broken heart when she
homegrown choreographers                 and Giselle to the                       and critics. This work,                  maintain their peak fitness.             learns of her lover’s betrayal.
and three very different works.          Opera House stage.                       accompanied by live orchestra,           Get a privileged, in-theatre             Raised from the dead by the
This fascinating contemporary                                                     combines powerful movement,              view of their training, with             vengeful Queen of the Wilis,
program offers three diverse                                                      raw emotion and a stunning               commentary by artistic                   Giselle must summon all her
ballets by The Australian                                                         gilded design.                           staff, then sit in as our top            compassion to save her lover
Ballet’s own choreographers                                                                                                dancers rehearse for an                  from destruction.
Stephen Baynes, Tim Harbour                                                                                                upcoming production.
and Alice Topp.
Film                                                                              Kids                                                                                                        22–23

Harry Potter and                         Breakfast at Tiffany’s                   Kids Music Café                          360 ALLSTARS                             Junior Adventure Tour
the Order of the                         in Concert
Phoenix™ in Concert                                                               Sydney Opera House presents              Sydney Opera House presents              Sydney Opera House presents
                                         Presented by Sydney                      5 April & 3 May                          13 – 28 April                            13 – 28 April
Presented by Sydney                      Symphony Orchestra                        Standard tickets from $22*               Standard tickets from $34*              Adult tickets $32*
                                                                                   Child tickets $15*                      *Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies   Child tickets $22*
Symphony Orchestra                       4 – 5 May                                 Children under 12 months are free        per order, except Insider members.
10 – 13 April                             Standard tickets from $59*              *Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies
                                         *Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies
 Standard tickets from $69*
                                          per order, except Insider members.
                                                                                   per order, except Insider members.      A phenomenal physical                    The Junior Adventure Tour
*Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies
 per order, except Insider members.
                                                                                                                           performance exploring                    is filled with interactive
                                          Truman Capote’s best-selling            Ignite a love of music in your           all forms of rotation, 360               activities and games for the
Let the wizarding world                   novella comes to life on the            little one with child friendly           ALLSTARS connects the                    whole family: explore with our
enchant you as the fifth Harry            big screen accompanied                  classics brought to you by               street with the elite to                 expert guides, and inspire your
Potter™ film is projected onto            by the Sydney Symphony                  musicians from Sydney Youth              deliver a supercharged                   inner performer to become
a giant screen and the Sydney             Orchestra. Relive Henry                 Orchestras. When you’re                  urban circus. With a two                 a Sydney Opera House star.
Symphony Orchestra perform                Mancini’s legendary score,              tired of nursery rhymes, Kids            time World Champion
Nicholas Hooper’s wonderful               including the beautiful Oscar®          Music Café is a wonderful                BMX Flatlander, two world
score. Between falling for Cho            and Grammy® winning song                introduction to live music and           renowned breakdancers, an
Chang, and studying for his              ‘Moon River’, performed live             instruments for our littlest             internationally acclaimed
O.W.L.s, Harry must find time             to film.                                audience members. Each adult             basketball freestyler and a
to discover the secret of his                                                     ticket includes coffee and a             World Record holding cyr
terrible nightmares.                                                              slice of cake, so you can relax          wheel artist, you’ll be left
                                                                                  and meet other parents in                dizzy with excitement!
HARRY POTTER characters, names
and related indicia are ©️ & ™ Warner
                                                                                  a casual atmosphere.
                                                                                                                           Recommended for ages 7+
Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter
                                                                                  Recommended for ages 0 – 2 years
Publishing Rights ©️ JKR. (s19)
Kids                                                                                              Musical Theatre                          24–25

Possum Magic                             There’s a Sea                                            West Side Story
                                         in My Bedroom                                            on Sydney Harbour
Sydney Opera House presents
a Monkey Baa Theatre                     Presented by Sydney Opera                                Presented by Opera Australia
Company Production                       House and the Australian                                 22 March – 21 April
15 – 28 April                            Chamber Orchestra                                         Standard tickets from $99*
                                                                                                  *Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies
 Standard tickets from $29*              9 – 20 May                                                per order, except Insider members.
*Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies    Standard tickets from $25*
 per order, except Insider members.      *Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies
                                          per order, except Insider members.
                                                                                                   Raise a glass while you drink
Share in the timeless story of                                                                     in the view as the sun sets,
friendship and magic in this             Weaving together captivating                              and enjoy fireworks over the
brand new stage adaptation               storytelling with a newly                                 floating stage on Sydney
of the much loved Australian             composed score performed                                  Harbour at every performance.
classic book by Mem Fox and              by ACO Collective, There’s                                This landmark musical features
Julie Vivas.                             a Sea in My Bedroom is an                                 infectious songs including
                                         immersive introduction to live                           ‘Somewhere’, ‘Maria’, ‘I Feel
Recommended for ages 3+
                                         music, capturing the magic of                             Pretty’, ‘America’, and of
                                         a child’s fantasy world.                                  course, ‘Tonight’.
                                         Based on the classic picture book
                                         by Margaret Wild, illustrated by
                                         Jane Tanner.

                                         Recommended for ages 2 – 7 years

                                                                                  © Jane Tanner
Opera                                    Talks & Ideas                            26–27

Chamber Pot Opera                        An Evening with the
                                         World’s Greatest
Presented by Bontom                      Living Explorer:
11 – 28 April                            Sir Ranulph Fiennes
 Standard tickets from $55*
*Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies
 per order, except Insider members.
                                         Presented by Andrew Kay,
                                         Phil Bathols and BBC Studios
Following sold out runs in               1 April
Adelaide, Edinburgh and Saint             Standard tickets from $84*
                                         *Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies
Petersburg, be amazed by                  per order, except Insider members.
this original, all-female opera
— performed in the ladies’               Hear the world’s greatest living
bathroom! Hear the story of              explorer leading a personal
three women coming together              journey through his life, from
to sing of shared histories,             his early years through to how
traumas and fantasies                    he became the first to reach
featuring music from Puccini,            both Poles, the first to cross
Mozart and Bizet in this quirky,         the Antarctic and Arctic, and
intimate setting.                        the first to circumnavigate
                                         the world along its polar axis.
Theatre                                  Eat & Drink                                                                                               28–29

The Miser                                Bennelong                              Opera Kitchen                        Theatre Bars

Presented by                             Australian produce and                 With something for every             Our Theatre Bars are the
Bell Shakespeare                         wine take centre stage at              taste, enjoy a vibrant range         place to meet and mingle with
2 March – 6 April                        Bennelong. With one of                 of dishes such as delicious          friends and family before a
 Standard tickets from $55*              Australia’s most celebrated            burgers, Asian inspired              show. Enjoy refreshing drinks
*Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies
 per order, except Insider members.
                                         chefs, Peter Gilmore, at the           cuisine and fresh seafood.           from the premium beverage
                                         helm, Bennelong showcases                                                   list and snack on the delicious
Join us for this deliciously             the flavour, diversity and             Located on the Lower Concourse.      and convenient food options,
scandalous Molière adaption              quality of Australian produce.                                              whilst taking in some of the
by Justin Fleming, where                                                                                             best views of Sydney Harbour.
passion and penny pinching               Entry via the Box Office on level 1.   Portside
go head to head in a ribald                                                                                          Located in the Theatre Foyers and
comedy of manners. Starring                                                     Relish the uninterrupted views       opens 90 minutes before a show.
Bell Shakespeare’s Founding              Opera Bar                              across Circular Quay and new
Artistic Director, John Bell                                                    chef, George Sideris’s new
as the stingy, avaricious and            Indulge on meat, cheese                à la carte menu. Enjoy casual
obnoxious Harpagon, this                 and wine from the Meat &               dining including children’s
is a delightful farce about              Cheese room, fresh seafood             meals, or a grab-and-go
a tightarse who is utterly               from the Raw Bar and a                 option for pre-theatre goers.
lacking in class.                        modern Australian menu
                                         by Matt Moran.                         Located under the Colonnade on the
                                                                                Western Broadwalk and inside the
Mosquitoes                               Located on the Lower Concourse.
                                                                                Western Foyers.

Presented by
Sydney Theatre Company
8 April – 18 May
 Standard tickets from $103*
*Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies
 per order, except Insider members.

 Two of Australia’s most
 beloved and brilliant actors,
 Mandy McElhinney and
 Jacqueline McKenzie, play
 sisters at the centre of this
 international hit play. A perfect
 family drama of sibling rivalry
 set against a backdrop of
 scientific discovery and woven
 together with big questions
 about the universe. Time Out
 described Mosquitoes as
“a very funny, wildly ambitious
 new play.” A moving and witty
 night of theatre.
Tours & Experiences                                                                                                            30–31

                      Tour and Dine                        Sydney Opera House                  Function Centre
                                                           Tour
                      Daily                                                                    Our new function and events
                      Tickets: Adult $73, Concession $63   Daily 9am–5pm                       space within the building
                                                           Tickets: Adult $42,                 envelope is available for
                                                           Concession $32, Child $22
                      Combine inspiration with                                                 celebrating significant events
                      indulgence on this iconic                                                and marking important
                      Australian experience. On            The Sydney Opera House              occasions - from weddings,
                      this tour you will step inside       is one of the world’s most          intimate gatherings or
                      the Sydney Opera House and           recognisable landmarks and          community celebrations in one
                      discover the extraordinary           this is your chance to truly get    of the world’s most spectacular
                      stories of this vibrant              up-close on a one-hour guided       locations. The venue has the
                      performance space, steeped in        tour. Available in English,         capacity for up to 400 people
                      culture and history. Then relax      Spanish, French, German and         cocktail or 180 seated. Contact
                      by the harbour in true Sydney        Mandarin. 30 minute tours           functions@sydneyoperahouse.
                      style, as you enjoy Australian-      available in Korean                 com for bookings or further
                      inspired cuisine at Opera Bar.       and Japanese.                       information.

                      Tour and Tasting Plate               Sydney Opera House                  Badu Gili
                                                           Shop
                      Daily                                                                    Daily at sunset and 7pm*
                      Tickets: Adult $87,                  The Sydney Opera House              FREE
                      Concession $77, Child $67
                                                           Shop offers a wide range of
                                                           Sydney Opera House inspired         Experience Badu Gili,
                      Explore the secrets of The           gifts and souvenirs including       a daily light experience that
                      Opera House, and sample              the T2 X Sydney Opera House         explores Australia’s ancient
                      the best of local dining - all       collectable tea set and Bausele     First Nations stories in a
                      on sparkling Sydney Harbour.         Watch range. Items such as          spectacular seven minute
                      The tasting box showcases            the embossed Minskat leather        projection, illuminating
                      the best Sydney has to offer         pouch, premium quality              the Opera House’s eastern
                      and is designed for two              stationery, and the iconic          Bennelong sail.
                      people to share.                     Sydney Opera House Skyline
                                                                                               Located on the Podium at the
                                                           Lego set are all perfect gifts      top of the Monumental Steps
                                                           to take home or send to
                      Backstage Tour                       loved ones.                         *9pm viewing from the 1 – 7 April
                                                                                               until daylight savings ends.
                                                           Located at the Welcome Centre
                      Daily at 7am                         and Entry Foyer. Available online
                      Tickets: $175                        at sydneyoperahouse.com

                      Sweep back the curtains and
                      explore behind-the-scenes
                      with an intimate small-group
                      Backstage Tour. Journey
                      through rehearsal spaces not
                      open to the public, breakfast
                      in the exclusive domain of our
                      performers, and be tantalised
                      with insider secrets from our
                      expert guides.
History Made on Stage                                                                                                                                          32–33

Moments that changed
the Opera House forever
                                                                                                                                       Hannah Gadsby
                                                                                                                                       27.09.2017

                                                                                                                                       Hannah Gadsby is a force
                                                                                                                                       in stand-up, but not the
                                                                                                                                       kind you might recognise.
                                                                                                                                       So much of the form
                                                                                                                                       relies on routines where a
                                                                                                                                       comedian beats themselves
                                                                                                                                       or the audience up—gaffes
                                                                                                                                       about racial stereotypes,
                                                                                                                                       weight insecurities, or
                                                                                                                                       uncomfortable experiences
                                                                                                                                       on planes and in foreign
                                                                                                                                       countries.

                                                                                                                                       With Nanette, which took
                                                                                                                                       the form of two live shows
                                                                                                                                       at the Sydney Opera House
                                                                                                                                       and a Netflix special, Gadsby
                                                                                                                                       rewrote the art of the
                                                                                                                                       punchline. She unravelled the
                                                                                                                                       homophobia, sexism and and
                                                                                                                                       violence felt throughout her
                                                                                                                                       life, in her home of Tasmania
                                                                                                                                       and on the mainland beyond.
                                                                                                                                       It might not be what we’re
                                                                                                                                       used to calling “comedy”, but
Ice Cube                         that put Compton on the            Prince                                                             it continues to move people
25.05.2018                       map. Together with Dr. Dre,        20.02.2016                                                         to rethink their experiences
                                 Eazy-E and Arabian Prince,                                         His set was 28 songs deep          and their prejudices against
Vintage VHS music videos         the four of them made the          Prince’s final tour began in    and, for any Prince fan, a         the world we share.
stretched above the stage,       world pay attention to their       Australia, and continued for    feast: classics like ‘Little Red
Ice Cube’s name erupted in       small corner of Los Angeles        only five shows in Canada       Corvette’, audience join-in
flames, and ‘Westside’ signs     and the injustices it battled      and the United States before    anthem ‘How Come U Don’t
ballooned to life. The Opera     every day: police brutality,       the remaining were cancelled.   Call Me Anymore’, covers of
House has given rap a stage      racial profiling, and a lack of    His dual performances at        Bob Marley and Ray Charles,
before, with the Wu-Tang         opportunities for young black      the Opera House mark a          and rock cuts like ‘Big City’
Clan, Skepta, Lauryn Hill,       people to escape the eternal       bona fide moment in history.    and ‘Screwdriver’ from
Danny Brown, and even            loop of mass incarceration.        Proving it with just himself    HITnRUN Phase Two,
Kanye West. But Ice Cube’s       To stand on a stage of the         at a piano, the performances    his 39th and final studio
show represented more than       Opera House and make that          were a tribute to his entire    album. Following these
just a sound.                    statement is a powerful sign       creative life, bookended        shows, Piano and a
                                 for the injustices against black   by ‘Love...Thy Will Be Done     Microphone 1983 was
Cube was a founding member       people that continue               (a Martika cover) and ‘Purple   released posthumously
of N.W.A., the rap group         to this day.                       Rain’—which he dedicated        containing recordings from
                                                                    to Vanity, his former muse      his archive ‘the Vault’ being
                                                                    and partner who had passed      released for the very first
For more of the stories behind the stage,                           away a week earlier.            time – his last gift to us.
visit sydneyoperahouse.com/backstage
What’s on April                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               34–35

MONDAY 1                                                                DANCE         Verve                               JST           7.30pm    TUESDAY 16                                                  THEATRE       Mosquitoes                            DT           6.30pm
TALKS         An Evening with Sir Ranulp Fiennes   CH         8.30pm    THEATRE       Mosquitoes                           DT             8pm     KIDS          Possum Magic           PH 10.30am, 12.30pm    DANCE         Verve                                 JST           7.30pm
TUESDAY 2                                                               WEDNESDAY 10                                                              THEATRE       Mosquitoes             DT          6.30pm     MUSIC         Hozier                                CH              8pm
CABARET       Choir of Man                          ST           7pm    FILM          Harry Potter 5 in Concert           CH              7pm     MUSICAL       West Side Story      HOSH           7.30pm    WEDNESDAY 24
THEATRE       The Miser                            PH         6.30pm    MUSICAL       West Side Story                    HOSH           7.30pm    DANCE         Verve                 JST           7.30pm    KIDS          Possum Magic                          PH          10.30am,
MUSICAL       West Side Story                    HOSH         7.30pm    DANCE         Verve                               JST           7.30pm    WEDNESDAY 17                                                                                                          12.30pm, 2.30pm
WEDNESDAY 3                                                             THEATRE       Mosquitoes                           DT             8pm     KIDS          Possum Magic           PH         10.30am,                  360 ALLSTARS                           ST        11am, 2pm
THEATRE       The Miser                            PH         6.30pm    THURSDAY 11                                                                                                         12.30pm, 2.30pm   DANCE         Aus Ballet - Behind the Scenes        JST          11.30am
CABARET       Choir of Man                          ST           7pm    FILM          Harry Potter 5 in Concert           CH              7pm                   360 ALLSTARS           ST        11am, 2pm    OPERA         Chamber Pot Opera                      PB     7pm, 8.30pm
MUSICAL       West Side Story                    HOSH         7.30pm    OPERA         Chamber Pot Opera                    PB     7pm, 8.30pm     DANCE         Aurum                 JST          12.30pm    DANCE         Verve                                 JST           7.30pm
CLASSICAL     Simone Lamsma performs Beethoven CH               8pm     MUSICAL       West Side Story                    HOSH           7.30pm    THEATRE       Mosquitoes             DT         1pm, 8pm    COMEDY        Sydney Comedy Gala                    CH              8pm
THURSDAY 4                                                              DANCE         Verve                               JST           7.30pm    OPERA         Chamber Pot Opera      PB     7pm, 8.30pm     THEATRE       Mosquitoes                            DT              8pm
THEATRE       The Miser                            PH    1pm, 7.30pm    THEATRE       Mosquitoes                           DT             8pm     MUSICAL       West Side Story      HOSH           7.30pm    COMEDY        Sydney Comedy Festival Gala           CH              8pm
CABARET       Choir of Man                         ST            7pm    FRIDAY 12                                                                 DANCE         Verve                 JST           7.30pm    THURSDAY 25
MUSICAL       West Side Story                    HOSH         7.30pm    FILM          Harry Potter 5 in Concert           CH               7pm    MUSIC         Iggy Pop              CH              8pm     KIDS          360 ALLSTARS                           ST             2pm
MUSIC         The Angels – Symphony of Angels      CH           8pm     MUSICAL       West Side Story                    HOSH           7.30pm    THURSDAY 18                                                 DANCE         Verve                                 JST           7.30pm
FRIDAY 5                                                                DANCE         Verve                               JST           7.30pm    KIDS          Possum Magic           PH 10.30am, 12.30pm    THEATRE       Mosquitoes                            DT              8pm
KIDS          Kids Music Café                      WF 10am, 11.30am     CLASSICAL     Gallipoli Songs                      UR             8pm                   360 ALLSTARS           ST        11am, 2pm    FRIDAY 26
CLASSICAL     David Drury: Grand Organ Recital     CH           11am    OPERA         Chamber Pot Opera                    PB     7pm, 8.30pm     OPERA         Chamber Pot Opera      PB     7pm, 8.30pm     KIDS          Possum Magic                          PH 10.30am, 12.30pm
CABARET       Choir of Man                          ST           7pm    SATURDAY 13                                                               MUSICAL       West Side Story      HOSH           7.30pm                  360 ALLSTARS                           ST        11am, 2pm
THEATRE       The Miser                            PH         7.30pm    DANCE         Verve                               JST 1.30pm, 7.30pm      DANCE         Verve                 JST           7.30pm    OPERA         Chamber Pot Opera                      PB     7pm, 8.30pm
MUSICAL       West Side Story                    HOSH         7.30pm    KIDS          360 ALLSTARS                         ST        2pm, 5pm     THEATRE       Mosquitoes             DT             8pm     MUSIC         Air Supply                            CH              8pm
DANCE         Verve                                JST        7.30pm    FILM          Harry Potter 5 in Concert           CH         2pm, 7pm     SATURDAY 20                                                 THEATRE       Mosquitoes                            DT              8pm
CLASSICAL     Simone Lamsma performs Beethoven CH               8pm     CLASSICAL     Isabella Lu - Piano Recital Tour     PH          6.30pm     KIDS           Possum Magic          PH 12.30pm, 2.30pm     SATURDAY 27
SATURDAY 6                                                              OPERA         Chamber Pot Opera                    PB     7pm, 8.30pm     DANCE          Verve                JST 1.30pm, 7.30pm      KIDS          Possum Magic                          PH          10.30am,
DANCE         Verve                                JST 1.30pm, 7.30pm   MUSICAL       West Side Story                    HOSH           7.30pm    CLASSICAL      Bach and Mozart      CH              2pm                                                               12.30pm, 2.30pm
THEATRE       The Miser                            PH    2pm, 7.30pm    THEATRE       Mosquitoes                           DT             8pm     THEATRE        Mosquitoes            DT        2pm, 8pm                   360 ALLSTARS                           ST             2pm
CABARET       Choir of Man                          ST      3pm, 7pm    SUNDAY 14                                                                 OPERA          Chamber Pot Opera     PB     7pm, 8.30pm     THEATRE       Mosquitoes                            DT         2pm, 8pm
DANCE         Aus Ballet: McAllister in Convo    JSTNF           5pm    KIDS          360 ALLSTARS                         ST             2pm     MUSICAL        West Side Story     HOSH           7.30pm    OPERA         Chamber Pot Opera                      PB     7pm, 8.30pm
MUSICAL       West Side Story                    HOSH         7.30pm    CLASSICAL     Trio Wanderer                        UR             3pm     SUNDAY 21                                                   SUNDAY 28
CLASSICAL     Simone Lamsma performs Beethoven CH               8pm     MUSIC         Basement Jaxx                       CH              3pm     MUSIC          Tommy Emmanuel       CH            7.30pm    KIDS          Possum Magic                          PH 10.30am, 12.30pm
SUNDAY 7                                                                OPERA         Chamber Pot Orchestra                PB     7pm, 8.30pm     MUSICAL        West Side Story     HOSH           7.30pm    KIDS          360 ALLSTARS                           ST        11am, 2pm
CABARET       Choir of Man                          ST      3pm, 7pm    MUSICAL       West Side Story                    HOSH           7.30pm    MONDAY 22                                                   OPERA         Chamber Pot Opera                      PB     7pm, 8.30pm
CLASSICAL     Tang the Playwright in Concert       CH         7.30pm    MONDAY 15                                                                 THEATRE        Mosquitoes            DT          6.30pm     MONDAY 29
MUSICAL       West Side Story                    HOSH         7.30pm    KIDS          Possum Magic                         PH          10.30am,   OPERA          Chamber Pot Opera     PB     7pm, 8.30pm     THEATRE       Mosquitoes                            DT           6.30pm
MONDAY 8                                                                                                                        12.30pm, 2.30pm   DANCE          Verve                JST           7.30pm    TUESDAY 30
DANCE         Verve                                JST        6.30pm                  360 ALLSTARS                         ST        11am, 2pm    MUSIC          Hozier               CH              8pm     THEATRE       Mosquitoes                            DT           6.30pm
CLASSICAL     Simone Lamsma performs Beethoven CH                7pm    OPERA         Chamber Pot Opera                    PB     7pm, 8.30pm     TUESDAY 23
THEATRE       Mosquitoes                            DT          8pm     DANCE         Verve                               JST           7.30pm    KIDS           Possum Magic          PH 10.30am, 12.30pm
TUESDAY 9                                                               MUSIC         Iggy Pop                            CH              8pm     KIDS           360 ALLSTARS          ST             2pm
MUSICAL       West Side Story                    HOSH         7.30pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Show times are correct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 as at March 2019.

GENRE KEY                                                                                                                                         VENUE KEY
CABARET         Cabaret                            KIDS            Kids & Family                 THEATRE            Theatre                       CH      Concert Hall                JST         Joan Sutherland Theatre            PH           Playhouse
CLASSICAL       Classical Music                    MUSIC           Contemporary Music            UNWRAPPED          Festival UnWrapped            DT      Drama Theatre               JSTNF       JST Northern Foyer                 ST           Studio
COMEDY          Comedy                             MUSICAL         Musical Theatre               VIVID              Vivid LIVE                    FC      Forecourt                   NB          Northern Broadwalk                 UR           Utzon Room
DANCE           Dance                              OPERA           Opera                                                                          HOSH    Handa Opera                 PB          Playhouse Bathroom                 WF           Western Foyer
FILM            Film                               TALKS           Talks & Ideas                                                                  		      on Sydney Harbour
What’s on May                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         36–37

WEDNESDAY 1                                                              THEATRE       Mosquitoes                           DT            8pm                                                                                          Dirty Three                          CH            8pm
DANCE         Giselle                               JST        7.30pm    UNWRAPPED     Party (verb)                         PH            8pm    UNWRAPPED     Playlist                            ST          6.15pm   MONDAY 27
THEATRE       Mosquitoes                            DT           8pm     CLASSICAL     SSO Celebrates Paul Goodchild       CH             8pm    DANCE         Giselle                            JST         7.30pm    VIVID          The Cure                             CH            8pm
THURSDAY 2                                                               SATURDAY 11                                                             COMEDY        The Gospel According to Paul        PH         7.30pm                   The Spirit of Churaki                PH         8.30pm
DANCE         Giselle                               JST        7.30pm    KIDS          There’s a Sea in My Bedroom          UR   10.30am, 12pm   THEATRE       Mosquitoes                          DT            8pm    TUESDAY 28
THEATRE       Mosquitoes                            DT           8pm     DANCE         Giselle                             JST 1.30pm, 7.30pm    CLASSICAL     Yulianna Avdeeva performs Chopin   CH             8pm    VIVID          Stella Donnelly                      UR    7pm, 9.30pm
FRIDAY 3                                                                 THEATRE       Mosquitoes                           DT       2pm, 8pm    UNWRAPPED     The Director                        ST         8.45pm                   Teyana Taylor                        JST        7.30pm
KIDS          Kids Music Café                       WF 10am, 11.30am     UNWRAPPED     My Urrwai                            ST         6.30pm    SATURDAY 18                                                                           The Cure                             CH            8pm
DANCE         Giselle                               JST        7.30pm    CLASSICAL     Music from the Movies               CH             8pm    KIDS          There’s a Sea in My Bedroom         UR 10.30am, 12pm     WEDNESDAY 29
UNWRAPPED     Yma Sumac: The Peruvian Songbird      PH         7.30pm    UNWRAPPED     Party (verb)                         PH            8pm    CLASSICAL     ‘Frame’ Yiruma Live                CH             1pm    VIVID          Stan Douglas Luanda-Kinshasa         PH            1pm
THEATRE       Mosquitoes                            DT           8pm     SUNDAY 12                                                               DANCE         Giselle                            JST 1.30pm, 7.30pm                   Stella Donnelly                      UR            7pm
SATURDAY 4                                                               KIDS          There’s a Sea in My Bedroom          UR   10.30am, 12pm   THEATRE       Mosquitoes                          DT       2pm, 8pm                   Maggie Rogers                        CH            8pm
DANCE         Giselle                               JST 1.30pm, 7.30pm   CLASSICAL     Andreas Ottensamer                   UR            3pm    COMEDY        The Gospel According to Paul        PH 2.30pm, 7.30pm    THURSDAY 30
THEATRE       Mosquitoes                            DT       2pm, 8pm                  Hooked on Classics                  CH             5pm    UNWRAPPED     Artists’ Talk: Performing Selves    UR         3.30pm    VIVID          Stan Douglas Luanda-Kinshasa         PH            1pm
DANCE         Aus Ballet: McAllister in Convo     JSTNF           5pm    UNWRAPPED     My Urrwai                            ST            5pm                  Playlist                            ST          6.15pm                  Arthur Jafa                          PH            7pm
FILM          Breakfast at Tiffany’s in Concert     CH            7pm    MONDAY 13                                                               CLASSICAL     Yulianna Avdeeva performs Chopin   CH             8pm                   Briggs’ Bad Apples House Party       JST        7.30pm
UNWRAPPED     Yma Sumac: The Peruvian Songbird      PH         7.30pm    KIDS          There’s a Sea in My Bedroom          UR   10.30am, 12pm   UNWRAPPED     The Director                        ST         8.45pm    FRIDAY 31
SUNDAY 5                                                                 THEATRE       Mosquitoes                           DT         6.30pm    SUNDAY 19                                                              VIVID          Stan Douglas Luanda-Kinshasa         PH            1pm
FILM          Breakfast at Tiffany’s in Concert     CH            2pm    DANCE         Giselle                             JST         7.30pm    KIDS          There’s a Sea in My Bedroom         UR 10.30am, 12pm                    Charles Atlas                        PH            7pm
CLASSICAL     Brodsky Quartet                       UR            3pm    COMEDY        The Gospel According to Paul         PH         7.30pm    CLASSICAL     Branford Marsalis                  CH             2pm                   Lonnie Holley                        UR    7pm, 9.30pm
MONDAY 6                                                                 MUSIC         Goran Bregovic                      CH          8.30pm    UNWRAPPED     Playlist                            ST            3pm                   Keaton Henson: Six Lethargies        JST        7.30pm
DANCE         Giselle                               JST        6.30pm    TUESDAY 14                                                                            The Director                        ST         5.30pm                   Underworld                           CH            8pm
THEATRE       Mosquitoes                            DT         6.30pm    THEATRE       Mosquitoes                           DT         6.30pm    MONDAY 20                                                                             John Talabot                          ST           9pm
TUESDAY 7                                                                DANCE         Giselle                             JST         7.30pm    KIDS          There’s a Sea in My Bedroom         UR 10.30am, 12pm
THEATRE       Mosquitoes                            DT         6.30pm    COMEDY        The Gospel According to Paul         PH         7.30pm    WEDNESDAY 22
DANCE         Giselle                               JST        7.30pm    WEDNESDAY 15                                                            MUSIC         The Proclaimers                    CH             8pm
WEDNESDAY 8                                                              DANCE         Giselle                             JST         7.30pm    FRIDAY 24
DANCE         Giselle                               JST 1.30pm, 7.30pm   COMEDY        The Gospel According to Paul         PH         7.30pm    VIVID         Mad Racket ft. Larry Heard         NB             6pm
CLASSICAL     SSO Celebrates Paul Goodchild         CH         6.30pm    THEATRE       Mosquitoes                           DT            8pm                  Spunk 20th Anniversary             JST         7.30pm
UNWRAPPED     My Urrwai                              ST           7pm    CLASSICAL     Yulianna Avdeeva performs Chopin    CH             8pm                  Grouper                             UR     7pm, 9.30pm
THEATRE       Mosquitoes                            DT            8pm    UNWRAPPED     The Director                         ST         8.45pm                  The Cure                           CH             8pm
THURSDAY 9                                                               THURSDAY 16                                                                           Laurel Halo + 박혜진 park hye jin      ST            9pm
KIDS          There’s a Sea in My Bedroom           UR 10.30am, 12pm     KIDS          There’s a Sea in My Bedroom          UR   10.30am, 12pm   SATURDAY 25
CLASSICAL     SSO Celebrates Paul Goodchild         CH         1.30pm    UNWRAPPED     Playlist                             ST         6.15pm    VIVID         Club Kooky                         NB             5pm
UNWRAPPED     My Urrwai                             ST            7pm    DANCE         Giselle                             JST         7.30pm                  Grouper                             UR     7pm, 9.30pm
DANCE         Giselle                              JST         7.30pm    COMEDY        The Gospel According to Paul         PH         7.30pm                  Spunk 20th Anniversary             JST         7.30pm
THEATRE       Mosquitoes                            DT            8pm    THEATRE       Mosquitoes                           DT            8pm                  The Cure                           CH             8pm
FRIDAY 10                                                                UNWRAPPED     The Director                         ST         8.45pm                  A Guy Called Gerald                 ST            9pm
KIDS          There’s a Sea in My Bedroom           UR 10.30am, 12pm     FRIDAY 17                                                               SUNDAY 26
UNWRAPPED     My Urrwai                              ST        6.30pm    KIDS          There’s a Sea in My Bedroom          UR   10.30am, 12pm   VIVID         The Dirty Three Film Screening      UR            5pm
DANCE         Giselle                               JST        7.30pm    DANCE         Aus Ballet - Behind the Scenes      JST         11.30am

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Show times are correct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           as at March 2019.

GENRE KEY                                                                                                                                        VENUE KEY
CABARET         Cabaret                            KIDS             Kids & Family                 THEATRE            Theatre                     CH      Concert Hall                             JST        Joan Sutherland Theatre              PH           Playhouse
CLASSICAL       Classical Music                    MUSIC            Contemporary Music            UNWRAPPED          Festival UnWrapped          DT      Drama Theatre                            JSTNF      JST Northern Foyer                   ST           Studio
COMEDY          Comedy                             MUSICAL          Musical Theatre               VIVID              Vivid LIVE                  FC      Forecourt                                NB         Northern Broadwalk                   UR           Utzon Room
DANCE           Dance                              OPERA            Opera                                                                        HOSH    Handa Opera                              PB         Playhouse Bathroom                   WF           Western Foyer
FILM            Film                               TALKS            Talks & Ideas                                                                		      on Sydney Harbour
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Getting here
                                                                                                                 Joan Sutherland Theatre
                                                                                                                                                                       Sydney Opera House
Public transport                                                            Concert Hall
                                                                                                                                                                       is proudly owned by
Sydney Opera House                                                                                                                                                     the NSW Government
                                  NORTHERN
is situated close to the        BROADWALK

public transport hub                                                                                     Theatre
                                                                                                                           Theatre
                                                                                                                           Bar
of Circular Quay. We                                                                                     Bar

recommend that you                                        Drama                                                                                           Major Partners
                                                         Theatre
use public transport                                                                                         Badu Gili
                                 WESTERN FOYERS
wherever possible.                       The Studio
                                          Playhouse                                                                             UPPER LEVEL
                                    Portside Sydney                                             Bennelong                       Access to
                            Western Foyer Box Office                                                                            MAIN BOX OFFICE
Car                                                                                                                             Utzon Room
                                                                                                                                Souvenir Photo Desk
Wilson Parking is a                                                                                                             Sydney Opera House Shop

public car park serving
Sydney Opera House                                                   GROUND LEVEL
and Circular Quay                       Public lift to
                                                                     Access to
                                                                     MAIN BOX OFFICE
visitors. Open 24 hours,                  all venues
                                WELCOME CENTRE
                                                                     Guided Tours
                                                                     Concert Hall
7 days a week.                    Tour meeting point                 Joan Sutherland Theatre                                                              Partners
                           Sydney Opera House Shop                   Utzon Room
                                                                     Stage Door
                                       Opera Kitchen                                                                     Forecourt
                                                                     Public lift
Accessible Parking
Accessible parking
spaces are available                  LOWER LEVEL

at Wilson Parking for
                                                                               Stairs down to lower level
RMS Mobility Parking                                                           for access to
                                                                               Sydney Opera House Shop
Permit holders.                                                                Restaurants, cafes and bars

Car spaces on Level                                                            Public lift
                                                                               ATM

6 also have direct
wheelchair access
to lifts.                                                    Opera Bar

When you arrive
                                                                                    Car Park access

All ticketholders must
present their bags and
personal belongings                           Car Park
                                              access

for visual inspection by
Sydney Opera House
security staff before                                                               To Circular Quay
                                                                                    Shops, Trains & Buses,
                                                                                    Museum of Contemporary Art,
entering the venue as                                                               Royal Botanic Garden,
                                                                                    Museum of Sydney
a safety precaution                                                                 and Art Gallery of NSW

and condition of entry.

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