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The Opera House in Sydney Celebrates 50th Birthday – Top 5 Events to Attend!

The Opera House in Sydney Celebrates 50th Birthday - Top 5 Events to Attend!

In October, Australian culture celebrates the achievement of a significant feat. It marks the completion of a monumental structure, hailed as one of the greatest architectural marvels of the 20th century. This construction not only gave birth to an iconic symbol but also initiated an extraordinary legacy of artistic performances at Sydney’s Opera House.

Here is a selection of five incredible events you should attend!

1. Emma Donovan (Contemporary Music)

Experience the joy of Emma Donovan, Australia’s beloved soul and roots sensation, as she graces the Sydney Opera House once again after her electrifying performance in ARETHA. This time, accompanied by a brand-new band, Emma Donovan takes centre stage at the prestigious Joan Sutherland Theatre, showcasing her highly anticipated, country-infused sound in a headline debut show.

When: 20 October 2023

Price: from $30 to $39

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2. Chi Udaka (Dance)

Chi, meaning earth, and Udaka, meaning water, are a variation of sound and vision with taiko drums, shakuhachi flute, cello, classical Indian vocals, and dance. This collaboration between two Australian companies Taikoz and Lingalayam will offer you moments of delicate artistry and intense drama.

When: From 18 to 21 of October 2023

Price: $65

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3. Academy of St Martin in the Fields (Classical Music)

An experience guided by virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell as you witness an extraordinary display of musical talent by one of the most exceptional chamber orchestras in the world. Immerse yourself in the renewed acoustic environment of the Concert Hall and enjoy three remarkable programs that will captivate your senses.

When: From 7 to 9 of October 2023

Price: from $89 to $199

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4. Message In A Bottle (Dance)

Be prepared to be captivated by the narrative of Message In A Bottle, a heart-warming tale that unites people. This dynamic production, choreographed by the formidable Kate Prince, releases an electrifying energy.

Drawing inspiration from the timeless melodies of Sting, a legendary artist and recipient of 17 Grammy Awards, including iconic tracks like ‘Every Breath You Take,’ ‘Roxanne,’ and ‘Walking On The Moon,’ this performance promises an unforgettable experience.

When: From 25 to 29 of October 2023

Price: From $89 to $149

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5.  50 Films Celebrating 50 Iconic Years

During the last 50 years, the Sydney Opera House has hosted an incredible diversity of talent, from musicians, choreographers, and dancers to actors, filmmakers, playwrights, contemporary artists, and visionary thinkers who challenged and shaped the cultural landscape. To mark their first half-century, they offer to the audience 50 consecutive days of rare performances.

When: 3 September – 22 October 2023

Price: Free and exclusive to Stream

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