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 September and October. Here are our concierge’s top picks for what to see at the Sydney Opera House in September and October.
Disney in Concert: Mary Poppins
When the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and Disney collide, magic happens. One for the whole family to enjoy, Disney’s beloved classic Marry Poppins will be accompanied by the SSO playing all the iconic tracks, like A Spoonful of Sugar, Chim Chim Cher-ee, and the number one favourite Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious with the film as your backdrop.
Dates: 14 and 15 September
An award-winning Broadway and West End production, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic original version of Evita will launch at the House in September. Starring one of Australia’s most acclaimed musicians, Tina Arena, Evita charts the story of Eva Peron, wife of Argentine dictator Juan Person, . Evita is her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people.
Dates: 13 September to 3 November
Jorn Utzon: The Man and the Architect
A must-see for architects and design fans, a panel of keynote heavyweight speakers will gather to celebrate 45 years of the Sydney Opera House with an evening of talks, film and architecture. The event also coincides with the premiere of new documentary Jørn Utzon: The Man & The Architect, which tells the story of Utzon’s unique gift and remarkable works, which includes our very own Sydney Opera House.
Date: Sunday 14 October
Presented by Bell Shakespeare, Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s political thriller, a masterpiece of intrigue and treachery. Stand witness to the assassination that leads to a life and death struggle for power in the Republic and experience the tension between aspiration and ambition, the triumphal entrances and brutal exits, as it is all laid on the line for Rome.
Dates: 23 October to 25 November
The Tap Pack
An energetic performances full of tap, song and humour, the Tap Pack are the modern kings of swing that will transport the audience to a world of timeless entertainment. Their speed, energy and sass make for a high octane evening. This stylish troupe sees some of Australia’s most talented cabaret performers at their brilliant best.
Dates: 17 October to 4 November