Rolling out during the theatre lockdown, From our House to Yours will feature full-length performances, talks, previously unseen footage, podcasts, long-form articles and behind-the-scenes content.
In addition to a wide array of digital content available free on demand, every day from Wednesday to Sunday new content will be released on the Opera House website for people to enjoy in their isolation.
This week’s Digital Season highlights – available free on the Opera House website – include:
Humour Us: Alice Fraser & Lady Kassab (October 30, 8pm AEST)
Word geek comedian, writer, podcaster and performer Alice Fraser joins forces with truth-telling, Lebanese-born RAW Comedy 2019 winner Fady Kassab in this one off double header as a part of the digital comedy series,Humour Us.
Ensemble Offspring: Mesmerism (live) (October 31, 8pm AEST)
Witness the risk taking and virtuosic instrumentalists of Ensemble Offspring perform an intimate and eclectic program of progressive and innovative music of our time. The ensemble features Ben Kopp (piano), Lamorna Nightingale (flutes), Jason Noble (clarinets), and the group’s 2020/21 associate artist Will Hansen (double bass), led by acclaimed percussionist Claire Edwardes..
Don Burrows: A Celebration of Live through Jazz (November 1, 3pm AEST)
This joyful one-off live event sees the Opera House welcome audiences back to theatres for the first time since March and will be simultaneously livestreamed as part of the From Our House to Yours digital program. Tickets are selling fast to attend in the Joan Sutherland Theatre.
Earlier this year, an era of Australian music ended with the passing of Australian jazz icon and national treasure, Don Burrows AO MBE. In this one-off performance hosted by television journalist and Gold Logie winner Ray Martin, Australian musicians including jazz greats James Morrison, Emma Pask, Judy Bailey, William Barton and many more will pay tribute and celebrate the life and music of a true jazz legend in the Joan Sutherland Theatre.
Sovereign Ideas (November 10, 10am AEST)
Celebrate National NAIDOC Week with an inspirational line-up of iconoclastic young Indigenous Australian cultural thinkers and leaders. As part of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, titled NIRIN, Sovereign Ideas invites all Australians to embrace the true history of this country and look to the future.
The panel will offer an encouraging narrative of possibilities that counter stereotypes, stigmas, and tropes from one of Australia’s most iconic locations. Speakers include Emily Johnson, Corey Tutt, Lille Madden, and Ryhan Clapham (aka DOBBY), and hosted by Rachael Hocking.