The iconic Sydney Opera House is the custodian of the city’s premier dance, music and theatre performances. A cultural hub of the best the arts has to offer, the Sydney Opera House thrives with things to do and see year-round. We caught up with our in-the-know concierge team who hold knowledge of the best of the best the House will be showcasing through July and August. Here are our concierge’s top picks for what to see at the Sydney Opera House in July and August.
A colourful operatic masterpiece, Rigoletto is one of Opera Australia’s highly anticipated shows for the season and takes the audience on a journey of secrets and seduction. Be mesmerised by the glitz, glamour and colourful costumes telling the tale of a Duke who hosts infamous parties.
Until 24 August
A classic opera, Aida is the grandest of them all, an epic tale of love and betrayal. In Opera Australia’s newest production, tradition is bucked in place for cutting-edge digital technology highlighting the splendour of Ancient Egypt on Sydney’s most famous stage.
Until 13 August
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
On the road for their No Mercy in this Land tour, Ben Harper and Charlie musselwhite hit the Sydney Opera House with their five-piece band in a continuation of their five-year-long collaboration. A musical expression of the kinship between the two, the album recounts both Ben and Charlie’s personal stories and adds to the sonic history of American struggle and survival.
Sunday 22 July
The White Album Concert
After the success of one of the most popular Beatles tributes ever in 2009 and 2014, the White Album Concert is touring again, this time at the Sydney Opera House. Featuring four of Australia’s best-known and respected musicians, Chris Cheney (The Living End), Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon), Tim Rogers (You Am I), and ARIA Award-winning solo artist Josh Pyke, the quartet will once again band together to present The Beatles famous White Album in celebration of its 50th year.
28 and 28 July
After receiving a coveted Helpmann Award for Best Dancer, Split makes its debut at the Sydney Opera House in August. Noted as one of the most talked about dance performances of 2017, Split takes the audience on a journey of two women, clothes and unclothed, who move in synchronicity while the tension escalates and the allotted dance space shrinks.
8 – 12 August
Don’t forget, our friendly and knowledgeable concierge team is always here to help you book shows and performances at the Sydney Opera House – be sure to visit them during your stay!