Opera House comes alive in your home

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on April 24, 2020

THEATRE lovers never fear, for the Sydney Opera House is here – literally here, right in your own home.

The Sydney Opera House From Our House to Yours digital theatre season was launched at the start of the month and offers viewers a range of full-length performances and talks, never-before-seen footage, podcasts, articles and behind-the-scenes content from various companies, celebrities and shows.

The aim of such a program is to keep the spirit of Sydney Opera House alive and give people stuck in their homes a regular piece of theatre to enjoy.

Everyday, from Wednesday to Sunday new content is released on the Sydney Opera House website for people to stream.

The new weekly schedule is announced every Tuesday. Sydney Opera House CEO Louise Herron is passionate about bringing the arts to everyone.

“While we cannot welcome audiences to live performances in our venues, we are committed to offering the best in arts, culture and entertainment, as we have since opening in 1973,” she said.

“The difference is that, while the doors are closed, we will be doing it online – from our house to yours.

“I hope this new digital program from the Opera House, a national symbol of creativity, will connect, inspire and comfort people around the world during this challenging time.”

The first performance launched in the digital season was Missy Higgins’ 2019 Valentine’s Day show, followed by Dance Rites 2019 and Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven’s Ninth.

Last Friday saw the screening of The Wolf and Peter from CoisCeim Dance Theatre and an interview with culinary star Nigella Lawson.

To see this week’s schedule and view the digital season, visit sydneyoperahouse.com/digital/season