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Welcome Feb/Mar 3–4

Get all about it with All In this issue


About Women. The Joan 4 Highlights
5 All About Woman
Sutherland Theatre is back in 9 Contemporary Music
grand form with Carmen, La 15 Opera
18 Cabaret
Traviata and The Nose. Dare 19 Comedy
20 Talks ➀ ➁
to unhinge at the cabaret with 21 Kids
22 Theatre
Limbo? And—Ai Weiwei has 23 Lunar New Year
24 Eat and Drink
something to say. It’s all here, 25 Tours
at the Sydney Opera House. 26 Retail Shop
27 Wellbeing
28 Badu Gili
29 Classical Music
35 Getting Around
36 Day by Day

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All About Women 5–6

Suffragettes to Social Trans Like Me


Media: Waves of Eddie Ayers, CN Lester and
Feminism Jordan Raskopoulos
Returns to Sydney Be inspired and challenged
by remarkable guests Barbara Caine, Anne Summers, Sydney Opera House

Opera House discussing the latest thinking


on intersectionality, #metoo,
Rebecca Walker and Nakkiah Lui

Sydney Opera House


presents
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March 4 Trump, climate justice, and *Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies


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the curious and contested Standard tickets from $29*
politics of singledom and *Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies Join these writers and
relationships. per order, except Insider members. activists as they talk about
Pretty for an the intersection of gender,
Over one hundred years ago, Aboriginal - live
suffragettes were on the politics and identity, and
frontline of campaigning for
podcast how feminism can be more
women’s rights. A century Nakkiah Lui and Miranda Tapsell trans-friendly.
later, we celebrate how far Sydney Opera House
we’ve come, and look forward presents
to an empowered future. Standard tickets from $29*
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This radical new podcast


series creates a safe space for
uncomfortable conversations,
honest connections, and
much laughter. Join Nakkiah
Lui, Miranda Tapsell and
special guests for a brand
new episode recorded live. Block Party
Haiku Hands
Grabbing Back: Sydney Opera House
All The Single Ladies Women in the Age presents
Kate Bolick of Trump Standard tickets from $15*
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presents and more
A revolution without
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presents worth having. Join us on the
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Women are more educated, *Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies
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employed and empowered
hip-hop collective Haiku
than ever before. Marriage He used to run the Miss Hands, plus special friends
is in decline. In a world of Universe beauty pageant. and surprise guests.
successful women, what are Now he is president of
the consequences of settling America. Join our panel of
down - or not? incisive commentators to
look at the emboldened
ways feminism is responding.
All About Woman 7–8

Disability & Disappearing Islands


Intersectionality Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner and
Ursula Rakova
Kath Duncan and
Samantha Connor Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House presents
presents Standard tickets from $29*
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per order, except Insider members. Almost 6000 islanders to
Join these radical activists Australia’s north face forced
for an essential discussion: evacuation as their low-lying
how will intersectional Pacific homelands disappear
feminism embrace disability under rising seas.
rights?

Ladies, We Need To
Talk - live podcast
Yumi Stynes

Sydney Opera House


presents
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Ladies, We Need To Talk is


like sitting around with your
girlfriends and discussing all
the things you’re too afraid
to say aloud. Equal parts
informative, uncomfortable
and hilarious, it doesn’t just
break taboos; it smashes
them.
Contemporary Music 9–10

Ben Folds Ben Waters Moses Sumney Evanescence: Chris Botti The National
Paper Aeroplane Presented by Ben Waters Sydney Opera House Synthesis Live with Presented by Live Nation Sydney Opera House
Request Tour 7 February presents Orchestra 16 February presents by arrangement
Sydney Opera House 8 February Presented by Sydney with Handsome Tours
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presents by arrangement *Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies per Standard tickets from $39* Symphony Orchestra *Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies per 21 – 22 February
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with Chugg Entertainment 13 – 14 February Standard tickets from $129*
order, except Insider members.
Ben’s remarkable career As both a trumpeter and *Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies per
1 & 6 February Standard tickets from $99* order, except Insider members.
has seen him playing and With a heavenly falsetto *Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies per composer, Botti has recorded
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recording with legendary compared to Jeff Buckley, order, except Insider members. and performed with the Now headlining the world's
order, except Insider members. figures including The Rolling Nina Simone and Thom Two-time Grammy award best in music, including Paul biggest festivals as one of
After a staggering eight sold Stones, Chuck Berry, Jerry Yorke, American soul-folk winners Evanescence will be Simon, Barbra Streisand, America's most significant
out shows, legendary piano- Lee Lewis, Shakin’ Stevens, troubadour Moses Sumney making their Opera House Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga rock bands, The National
pop maestro Ben Folds brings PJ Harvey and others. Join will bring his heartbreaking debut with the Sydney establishing a reputation as a will make the rare feat of
it back to his roots for a fan him for a night of piano and debut album Aromanticism Symphony Orchestra versatile musician in both jazz performing for a second
favourite free-for-all, rarities, sax, joined by guest musician to the Concert Hall stage to celebrate their fourth and pop music for his ability time on the Opera House
new songs, and whatever Derek Nash. with an intimate band this studio album Synthesis. to fuse both styles. Forecourt this summer –
you request when the paper summer. This stunning collaboration bringing their new album
planes hit the stage! features orchestral reworks Sleep Well Beast and widely
of some of the band’s beloved back catalogue to
biggest hits, alongside two the outdoor stage set at
brand new songs. sunset, in front of Sydney’s
stunning harbour.
Contemporary Music 11–12

The Rubens Eskimo Joe Swing on This Anoushka Shankar Grizzly Bear Kamasi Washington
Sydney Opera House Presented by Sydney Presented by Sydney Presented by Arts Projects Sydney Opera House Sydney Opera House
presents Symphony Orchestra Symphony Orchestra Australia, Tim Woods & presents by arrangement presents by arrangement
3 March 6 – 7 March 9 – 10 March Phil Bathols with Handsome Tours with Niche Productions and
11 March 12 March Live Nation
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Last seen winning the triple j Iconic indie legends Eskimo Some of Australia’s leading *Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies per
Hottest 100 and performing Joe prepare to rock out stage and screen stars swing Experience sitar virtuoso Indie-rock luminaries Grizzly order, except Insider members.

their biggest shows yet, with their biggest band it with the SSO, delivering a Anoushka Shankar, daughter Bear break their five-year Hailed as a jazz tour-de-
Hoops hitmakers The Rubens yet: the Sydney Symphony modern and audacious take of the legendary Ravi silence with their acclaimed force visionary who can
return for their Opera House Orchestra! The boys will be on all-time swing classics Shankar and a singular fifth album Painted Ruins, fuse Miles Davis, Quincy
debut – previewing their performing their massive from Sinatra to Bublé figure in the Indian classical setting the stage for a Jones and Kendrick Lamar,
anticipated third album hits including From the Sea, and featuring well-swung and progressive world music blistering return to the American saxophonist
and playing fan favourites Black Fingernails Red Wine, interpretations of hits from scenes. The global music Concert Hall stage. Kamasi Washington will lead
including the new single, Foreign Land amongst other Oasis, John Farnham and star will be performing her his 10-piece band The Next
Million Man. favourites. The Proclaimers. spellbinding and magnetic Step in a landmark Opera
album Land of Gold. House debut of soulful, roof-
shaking rhythms.
Contemporary Music 13–14

Seu Jorge: The Life Robert Plant and the Youssou Ndour José González
Aquatic, a tribute to
David Bowie
Sensational Space
Shifters
Sydney Opera House
presents
Sydney Opera House
presents by arrangement
Vivid LIVE
Sydney Opera House Sydney Opera House 28 March with Handsome Tours returns in 2018
presents presents 31 March
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25 March 26 – 27 March order, except Insider members.
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The king of African pop order, except Insider members. Vivid LIVE returns for its 10th anniversary
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order, except Insider members. order, except Insider members. and Grammy-Award Ending a near decade-long in May, as part of Vivid Sydney. Taking
winner, Youssou Ndour wait for fans in Australia over the Sydney Opera House, it
Donning the iconic red The legendary singer of Led features ambitious contemporary music
beanie and sea foam suit Zeppelin returns to Australia returns to Sydney for with his sold out Sydney
his Opera House debut, Opera House debut last year, performances, the stunning Lighting of
once again, Brazilian pop along with his band, The the Sails – the hero of the Vivid Sydney
legend Seu Jorge will reprise Sensational Space Shifters. bringing his block party Sweden's quiet acoustic
backed by his legendary genius José González returns Light Walk, and much more. Sign-up
his role in Wes Anderson's With a new album Carry Fire to our e-newsletter for the full line-up
cult classic The Life Aquatic out October 2017, and the 12-piece band Le Super the love with one solo show
Étoile de Dakar, acrobatic only this March. reveal in March!
with Steve Zissou this summer, incredible 2018 milestone,
performing his smoky folk marking 50 years since Led dancers and over three
soundtrack of David Bowie Zeppelin’s first self-titled decades of funk-fused hits.
favourites for the first time album was released, it
ever in Sydney. promises to be a powerful
show, that’s not to be missed
for any true fan.
Opera 15–16

Carmen Great Opera Hits The Nose


Presented by Presented by Presented by
Opera Australia Opera Australia Opera Australia
10 February – 23 March 18 February – 25 March 21 February – 3 March
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A feisty, fearless heroine, Relax on a summer A zany, exuberant story


a cocky bullfighter and a afternoon as the sun sets with weird and wonderful
jealous lover are bound by across Sydney Harbour. 20th century music, in an
fate in a vibrant production Listen to famous arias from outrageous production by
of this irresistible opera. Bizet, Puccini, Rossini and the inventive Barrie Kosky.
John Bell’s production is Verdi performed by some The frenetic score springs
a bold look at the intense of Opera Australia’s finest entirely from the action on
relationships at the heart of singers, accompanied by stage, as a lowly official
Bizet’s famous opera. piano. chases his gallivanting nose
around town.

La Traviata Pacific Opera Don Quichotte


Presented by Sydney Opera House Presented by
Opera Australia presents Opera Australia
1 – 27 March 11 March 16 – 28 March
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This is opera like you see it Join the exquisite voices Dream the impossible dream
in the movies, with exquisite of Pacific Opera's young with the knight-errant Don
period dresses, lavish artists and alumni for an Quichotte (Don Quixote), as
parties and a tragic ending. afternoon exploration into he seeks adventure, chases
La Traviata is so popular the relationship between bandits and serenades the
because it puts a life we can Shakespeare’s words and pretty girls. It takes a special
only dream of on stage, with their relevance today. performer to make you fall
its risqué glamour, joys and Rediscover these famous in love with this eccentric
sorrows. sonnets through the artsong character. Ferruccio
adaptations by Mendelssohn, Furlanetto’s Don Quichotte
Verdi, Gounod and more. is famous.
This performance is enabled through
the generosity of the Yarranabbe
Foundation
Opera Cabaret 17–18

La Bohème on Experience the romance of Limbo Unhinged Trevor Ashley’s The Miss Behave
Sydney Harbour the original bohemian love Mardi Gala Gameshow
story at the magnificent Sydney Opera House
Presented by Handa Opera on Sydney presents the Strut & Fret Presented by Trevor Ashley Sydney Opera House
Opera Australia Harbour. Feel the magic Production Enterprises in association presents
23 March – 22 April of snow falling on Sydney 4 January – 3 March with the Sydney Gay and 7 – 18 March
Harbour (yes, really!) as Standard tickets from $65.90* Lesbian Mardi Gras
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Amy Saunders (La Soiree,
circus-cabaret Limbo Join “Mardi Gras Royalty” La Clique, Absinthe), hosts
Unhinged. With a cast of Trevor Ashley on stage at the a night of riotous fun and
demigods breathing fire, iconic Sydney Opera House games. Part gameshow,
swallowing swords and Concert Hall along with a part freewheeling disco
tapping into our darkest veritable fruit bowl of his party, this smash-hit
fantasies, this performance famous friends, including show is unbridled variety
will have you on the edge. Todd McKenney, Carlotta, entertainment at its best.
Paul Capsis, Joel Creasey and
Casey Donovan.
Comedy Talks 19–20

Disappointments Welcome To Ai Weiwei Human Flow,


Sydney Opera House Night Vale Sydney Opera House and the a film by Ai Weiwei
presents in association with Presented by Live Nation Biennale of Sydney presents Sydney Opera House and the
Token Events 15 March Biennale of Sydney presents
11 February
30 January – 11 February Standard tickets from $71.30* Standard tickets from $39* 15 March
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Following a hit run of shows Chart the changes in order, except Insider members.
Two of Australia’s comedy two years ago, cult serial renowned artist, activist and See the Sydney premiere
greats, Judith Lucy and podcast Welcome To Night director Ai Weiwei’s artistic of Ai Weiwei’s Oscar-
Denise Scott, are on a Vale will return with its work in this personal and, of nominated documentary
mission to help you embrace live incarnation of their hit course, political discussion. Human Flow, a powerful
your mediocrity along with podcast, fresh from a 21-city feature designed to
your shattered dreams! tour of the US and Europe. All communicate the scale
They’ll sing, they’ll dance, Hail is a high-energy stand- and human impact of mass
they’ll lie down a lot and alone story for long-time fans displacement.
they’ll learn to love their and newcomers alike.
disappointments.

Adam Devine
Presented by Live Nation
3 February
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Adam Devine is quickly


becoming one of the
most sought after young
comedians and actors in the
comedy world. He is best
known as a co-creator, writer
and star of the hit show
Workaholics, and the host of
his own show, Adam Devine’s
House Party.
Kids Theatre 21–22

Kids Music Café We’re Going On Who Needs a


Sydney Opera House A Bear Hunt Conductor Anyway?
presents Presented by An SSO Family
16 February – 29 June AKA GGA & KWLTD Concert
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Child tickets from $12.50*,
Children under 12 months have free entry Standard tickets from $39.90* Symphony Orchestra
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Tired of nursery rhymes? Rosen's classic, award-
Our introduction to live music winning book comes to Australian pianist Simon
is just right for your toddler life vividly and noisily in a Tedeschi teams up with the Top Girls Antony and Cleopatra
and you! With an ensemble hugely innovative, fun-filled SSO for a rollercoaster ride
playing tunes perfect for little stage adaptation direct from through the great piano Presented by Sydney Presented by
ears, relax with coffee and London's West End. Expect concertos in this family Theatre Company Bell Shakespeare
a slide of cake in a casual a quirky musical score with concert. Now, where did we 12 February – 24 March 3 March – 7 April
atmosphere. ridiculously catchy songs, put the conductor? Standard tickets from $103* Standard tickets from $45*

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one coffee and one slide of cake; and repetitions.
Child ticket includes entry and Marlene is unstoppable. In the ruthless, ever-
one babychino. She’s been promoted to the expanding empire of Rome,
top and it’s time to celebrate Shakespeare creates an
by hosting a dinner party with astonishing portrait of a
female figures from history. love too great for the world.
But her success comes at a Antony and Cleopatra: The
cost. A fearless all-female most famous couple that
cast power this modern ever lived.
classic, widely considered
Caryl Churchill’s masterpiece.
Faulty Towers
Dining Experience
The Children
Presented by Interactive
Presented by Sydney Theatre International
Theatre Company
21 – 25 March
29 March – 19 May Standard tickets from $149*
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Experience stellar actors
Who pays for the future? impeccably portraying Basil,
A couple enjoying idyllic Sybil and Manuel in two
retirement have their lives hilarious hours of mayhem,
turned upside down when mischief and madness.
the nuclear power plant Chaos reigns right from the
they used to work at is hit start in this fully immersive
by a natural disaster. The experience that sees you,
fallout will be unpredictable the audience, become
in this acclaimed, gripping diners in that infamous
new drama. British hotel restaurant.
Lunar New Year Eat and Drink 23–24

Celebrate Lunar Sydney’s finest foods, drinks,


New Year with us plus the best views in town.
There is plenty to see and Bennelong Opera Kitchen Theatre Bars
do at Sydney Opera House
during Lunar New Year. Australian produce and With something for every Our Theatre Bars are the
Take a photo with the Dog wine take centre stage at taste, enjoy a vibrant range place to meet and mingle with
Lunar Lantern, soak up the Bennelong. With one of of dishes such as delicious friends and family before a
atmosphere while enjoying Australia’s most celebrated burgers, Asian inspired show. Enjoy refreshing drinks
a bite at one of our many chefs, Peter Gilmore, at the cuisine and fresh seafood. from the premium beverage
restaurants and discover more helm, Bennelong showcases Located on the Lower Concourse.
list and snack on the delicious
on a tour beneath the sails. the flavour, diversity and and convenient food options,
quality of Australian produce. whilst taking in some of the
The Lounge enabled best views of Sydney Harbour.
Entry via the Box Office on level 1.
by Samsung Located in the Theatre Foyers
The Lounge is a place for and opens 90 minutes before a show.
Portside
visitors to relax, eat, drink
Relish the uninterrupted and learn more about the Opera Bar
views across Circular Quay Opera House, our Resident
and a stylish à la carte menu. Indulge on meat, cheese and
Companies and Renewal
Enjoy casual dining including wine from the Meat & Cheese
projects through innovative
children’s meals, or a grab- room, fresh seafood from
Samsung technology.
and-go option for pre-theatre the Raw Bar and a modern
goers.
Located in the Box Office on level 1. Australian menu
by Matt Moran.
Located under the Colonnade on
the Western Broadwalk and inside Located on the Lower Concourse.
the Western Foyers.
Tours Retail Shop 25–26

The Sydney Opera


House Tour
Tour and Dine Taste of the
Opera House
Sydney Opera House Shop
Daily
Daily between 9am – 5pm Tickets: Adult $66, Concession $57, Monthly at 10.45 OPEN DAILY
Child $49
Tickets: Adult $37, Concession $28, All tickets $295
Child $20 Combine inspiration with The Sydney Opera House stationery, and the iconic
Wine and dine your Shop offers a wide range of Sydney Opera House Lego
The Sydney Opera House indulgence on this iconic
way around the Sydney merchandise including Sydney set, perfect to take home to
is one of the world’s most Australian experience. On
Opera House’s restaurants Opera House inspired gifts loved ones.
recognisable landmarks and this tour you will step inside
and bars. An entirely and souvenirs such as the
this is your chance to truly the Sydney Opera House and Now available online at
different way to experience embossed Minskat leather sydneyoperahouseshop.com
get up close on a one-hour discover the extraordinary
Australia’s most inspiring pouch, premium quality
guided tour. Available in stories of this vibrant
building while taking in the
English, Spanish, French, performance space, steeped
culinary delights of some of
German and Mandarin. in culture and history. Then
Sydney’s best chefs.
30 minute tours available relax by the harbour in true
in Korean and Japanese. Sydney style, as you enjoy
Australian-inspired cuisine
Backstage Tour at Opera Bar.

Daily at 7am
All tickets $165

Sweep back the curtains and


explore behind-the-scenes
with an intimate small-group
Backstage Tour. Journey
through rehearsal spaces not
open to the public, breakfast
in the exclusive domain of our
performers, and be tantalised
with insider secrets from our
expert guides.
Wellbeing Badu Gili 27–28

Samsung Powers Daily sails lighting


Sunrise on the Steps At sunset & 9pm. Upper Level Podium
Weekly from March, $25 FREE

Experience Sydney Opera stairs to bend, box and salute start your mornings with yoga Badu Gili is a free daily experience Badu Gili has been enabled by
House like never before and the sun. Our new outdoor or circuit training in Sydney’s that explores Australia’s ancient the Opera House, its Idealist
find some focus to start your exercise program powered most iconic location. stories in a spectacular seven- donors and the Australia Council
day with Sunrise on the Steps by Sydney Opera House’s Experience firsthand how minute projection, illuminating the for the Arts.
powered by Samsung. From Principal Partner, Samsung, Samsung wearables like the Opera House’s eastern Bennelong
March until May, join us in is open to all fitness levels, Gear Sport can change the sail year-round at sundown.
the mornings at the top of the so grab some friends and kick way you work out.
Classical Music 29–30

Dramatic Mozart Seductive Mozart Magnificent Mozart Tognetti Tchaikovsky Ensemble Offspring Taikoz and the SSO
Presented by Sydney Presented by Sydney Presented by Sydney Brahms Sydney Opera House Presented by Sydney
Symphony Orchestra Symphony Orchestra Symphony Orchestra Presented by Australian presents Symphony Orchestra
1 – 3 February 5 – 7 February 9 – 10 February Chamber Orchestra 11 February 22 – 24 February
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Hear the wild side of Mozart Mozart will win your heart Let Mozart impress you in order, except Insider members. Industrial and rhythmic From the meditative
in the first of the Sydney in the second of the SSO's the third and final of the Richard Tognetti directs an percussion meets classical sounds of the flute-like
Symphony Orchestra’s Mozart Celebration programs. SSO's Mozart Celebration explosive start to ACO’s music in this adventurous shakuhachi and shinobue
Mozart Celebration The overture to his comedy programs bringing together 2018 Season, featuring performance of vibrant new to the thunder of the
programs with Chief Così fan tutte sets the tone - the last of his piano Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for works for sextet. Featuring odaiko drums – Japanese
Conductor David Robertson Mozart clearly knows how to concertos, and his final Strings, a new arrangement contemporary works by instruments combine with a
and pianist Emanuel Ax. have fun! grand Jupiter Symphony. of Brahms’ Second String exceptional Australian Western symphony orchestra
Sextet, and premieres from composers Hill, Kelley, in music that’s primal and
Brooklyn’s Missy Mazzoli and and Meadowcroft as well extraordinary.
Grammy Award-nominated as celebrated American
Anna Clyne. composers Gosfield and Lang.
This performance is enabled through
the generosity of the Yarranabbe
Foundation
Classical Music Theatre 31–32

Mozart and the French Summer Winds Jordi Savall: Folías Lisa Batiashvili Treasures Of A Nation Bach and Beethoven –
Connection - Presented by Omega Antiguas & Criollas plays Prokofiev 2 Presented by OAACA Cocktail Hour
Tea & Symphony Ensemble Sydney Opera House Presented by Sydney and Ausfeng Presented by Sydney
Presented by Sydney 25 February presents Symphony Orchestra 1 March Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Orchestra Standard tickets from $99* 25 February 28 February – 2 March Standard tickets from $39* 2 & 17 March
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order, except Insider members. with panoramic summer Early world music virtuoso, Music that’s vivid, colourful Orchestra of China It’s Bach with a twist and
François Leleux, one of the views of Sydney Harbour. Jordi Savall, returns to and wickedly funny. Two anti- National Opera and Dance Beethoven straight up in this
great oboists of our time, Program includes Debussy’s the Sydney Opera House heroes, a popular Australian Drama Theater will return one-hour concert of intimate
returns to Sydney and the famous piece, Syrinx, Ravel’s alongside Hespèrion XXI composer and a great violin to Australia for a unique chamber music in the Utzon
SSO in a breezy program striking Le Tombeau de and Tembembe Ensamble concerto performed by concert celebrating Chinese Room.
with a French theme. Couperin and Malcolm Continuo. Featuring an acclaimed Georgian violinist New Year 2018, merging
Arnold’s witty and delightful ambitious program, this Lisa Batiashvili. traditional Chinese style with
Sea Shanties. lavish exploration of the contemporary music.
infectious rhythms of Latin
America is spine-tingling,
foot-stamping classical
music at its best.
Classical Music 33–34

Haydn & London Nelson Freire plays Anne Sofie von Otter David Drury in Recital Alina Ibragimova: Bach B Minor Mass
Presented by Australian the Emperor sings Schubert - Tea & Symphony Death and the Maiden Presented by Sydney
Haydn Ensemble Presented by Sydney Presented by Sydney Presented by Sydney Presented by Australian Philharmonia Choirs
13 March Symphony Orchestra Symphony Orchestra Symphony Orchestra Chamber Orchestra 31 March
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Experience London as it was order, except Insider members. order, except Insider members. order, except Insider members. order, except Insider members. This performance of the B
in Haydn’s day in Australian Is there a word for this Esteemed Swedish mezzo- Experience the spectacular A program of heart-achingly Minor Mass will mark the
Haydn Ensemble's first concert? “Epic” might be it. soprano Anne Sofie von sound of the Sydney Opera beautiful music including Easter weekend showcasing
program in 2018 featuring Renowned Brazilian pianist Otter returns to Sydney with House Grand Organ with Barber’s Adagio For Strings everything that gives Bach’s
his London Trio, The Rider Nelson Freire returns to signature Schubert, and David Drury at the console. and Schubert’s Death and the music its timeless power.
Quartet and his London Sydney with Beethoven’s Donald Runnicles conducts The program includes Bach’s Maiden, directed by one of The overwhelming majesty
Symphony. mighty Emperor concerto, Mahler’s final symphony. cantatas ‘Sleeper’s wake’, ‘Lift the world’s finest violinists, of the choirs, with intimate
paired with some of the best Up Your Heads’ from Handel’s Alina Ibragimova. solo arias and intricate
moments from Wagner’s Messiah and even the chimes instrumental moments make
Ring cycle. of Big Ben in Vierne’s Carillon this a must-see event.
de Westminster.
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Feburary
THURSDAY 1 FRIDAY 16
CLASSICAL Dramatic Mozart 1.30pm CH KIDS Kids Music Cafe 10am, 11.30am WF
CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm ST CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm, 9.15pm ST
COMEDY Disappointments 7.30pm PH MUSIC Chris Botti 7.30pm CH
OPERA The Merry Widow 7.30pm JST SATURDAY 17
DANCE to a simple, rock 'n' roll . . . song. 8pm DT CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm, 9.15pm ST
MUSIC Ben Folds 8.30pm CH OPERA Carmen 7.30pm JST
FRIDAY 2 THEATRE Top Girls 8pm DT
CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm, 9.15pm ST CABARET Trevor Ashley's Mardi Gala 8pm CH
COMEDY Disappointments 7.30pm PH SATURDAY 18
OPERA The Merry Widow 7.30pm JST CLASSICAL Orava Quartet 3pm UR
CLASSICAL Dramatic Mozart 8pm CH OPERA Great Opera Hits 5pm JST
DANCE to a simple, rock 'n' roll . . . song. 8pm DT CABARET Limbo Unhinged 6pm ST
SATURDAY 3 MONDAY 19
OPERA The Merry Widow 1pm, 7.30pm JST KIDS Encore 1.30pm, 7pm CH
CLASSICAL Dramatic Mozart 2pm CH We're Going on a Bear Hunt 4pm PH
COMEDY Disappointments 5pm, 7.30 PH THEATRE Top Girls 6.30pm DT
CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm, 9.15pm ST TUESDAY 20
COMEDY Adam Devine 8pm CH KIDS We're Going on a Bear Hunt 10am, 12pm PH
DANCE to a simple, rock 'n' roll . . . song. 8pm DT THEATRE Top Girls 6.30pm DT
SUNDAY 4 CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm ST
COMEDY Disappointments 5pm PH OPERA Carmen 7.30pm JST
CABARET Limbo Unhinged 6pm ST WEDNESDAY 21
DANCE to a simple, rock 'n' roll . . . song. 7pm DT KIDS We're Going on a Bear Hunt 10am, 12pm PH
MONDAY 5 THEATRE Top Girls 1pm, 8pm DT
CLASSICAL Seductive Mozart 7pm CH MUSIC The National 6.30pm FC
TUESDAY 6 CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm ST
CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm ST OPERA The Nose 7.30pm JST
COMEDY Disappointments 7.30pm PH THUESDAY 22
MUSIC Ben Folds 8.30pm CH KIDS We're Going on a Bear Hunt 10am, 12pm PH
WEDNESDAY 7 CLASSICAL Taikoz and the SSO 6.30pm CH
CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm ST MUSIC The National 6.30pm FC
COMEDY Disappointments 7.30pm PH CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm ST
MUSIC Ben Waters 8pm UR OPERA Carmen 7.30pm JST
CLASSICAL Seductive Mozart 8pm CH THEATRE Top Girls 8pm DT
THURSDAY 8 FRIDAY 23
CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm ST KIDS We're Going on a Bear Hunt 10am, 12pm PH
COMEDY Disappointments 7.30pm PH CLASSICAL Mozart French Connection 11am CH
MUSIC Moses Sumney 8pm CH CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm, 9.15pm ST
FRIDAY 9 OPERA The Nose 7.30pm JST
CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm, 9.15pm ST CLASSICAL Taikoz and the SSO 8pm CH
COMEDY Disappointments 7.30pm PH THEATRE Top Girls 8pm DT
CLASSICAL Magnificient Mozart 8pm CH SAUTRDAY 24
SATURDAY 10 KIDS We're Going on a Bear Hunt 10am, 12pm, 2pm PH
TALKS Humans of New York 10.30am, 1pm CH THEATRE Top Girls 2pm, 8pm DT
COMEDY Disappointments 5pm, 7.30pm PH CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm, 9.15pm ST
CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm, 9.15pm ST OPERA Carmen 7.30pm JST
OPERA Carmen 7.30pm JST CLASSICAL Taikoz and the SSO 8pm CH
CLASSICAL Magnificient Mozart 8pm CH SUNDAY 25
SUNDAY 11 CLASSICAL Summer Winds 2..30pm UR
CLASSICAL Tognetti Tchaikovsky Brahms 2pm CH OPERA Great Opera Hits 5pm JST
Ensemble Offspring 3pm UR CABARET Limbo Unhinged 6pm ST
COMEDY Disappointments 5pm PH CLASSICAL Jordi Savall 7pm CH
CABARET Limbo Unhinged 6pm ST MONDAY 26
TALKS Welcome To Night Vale 8pm CH THEATRE Top Girls 6.30pm DT
MONDAY 12 OPERA The Nose 7.30pm JST
THEATRE Top Girls 8pm DT COMEDY Jim Jefferies 9pm CH
TUESDAY 13 TUESDAY 27
CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm ST THEATRE Top Girls 6.30pm DT
OPERA Carmen 7.30pm JST CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm ST
MUSIC Evanescence with SSO 8pm CH OPERA Carmen 7.30pm JST
THEATRE Top Girls 8pm DT WEDNESDAY 28
WEDNESDAY 14 CLASSICAL Lisa Batiashvili Plays Prokofiev 2 6.30pm CH
CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm ST CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm ST
MUSIC Evanescence with SSO 8pm CH OPERA The Nose 7.30pm JST
THEATRE Top Girls 8pm DT THEATRE Top Girls 8pm DT
THURSDAY 15
CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm ST
OPERA Carmen 7.30pm JST
CLASSICAL Chinese New Year's Eve 8pm CH
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THURSDAY 1 THURSDAY 15
CLASSICAL Lisa Batiashvili Plays Prokofiev 2 1.30pm CH TALKS Ai Weiwei In Conversation 6pm CH
CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm ST CABARET The Miss Behaves Gameshow 7pm, 9pm ST
OPERA La Traviata 7.30pm JST THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 7.30pm PH
THEATRE Top Girls 8pm DT OPERA Carmen 7.30pm JST
CLASSICAL Treasures of a Nation 8pm CH THEATRE Top Girls 8pm DT
FRIDAY 2 FILM Ai Weiwei - Human Flow 8.30pm CH
CLASSICAL Bach & Beethoven 6pm UR FRIDAY 16
CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm, 9.15pm ST CABARET The Miss Behaves Gameshow 7pm, 9pm ST
OPERA Carmen 7.30pm JST THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 7.30pm PH
CLASSICAL Lisa Batiashvili Plays Prokofiev 2 8pm CH OPERA Don Quichotte 7.30pm JST
THEATRE Top Girls 8pm DT CLASSICAL Nelson Freire plays the Emperor 8pm CH
SATURDAY 3 THEATRE Top Girls 8pm DT
OPERA The Nose 1pm JST SATURDAY 17
THEATRE Top Girls 2pm, 8pm DT OPERA La Traviata 1pm JST
CABARET Limbo Unhinged 7pm, 9.15pm ST THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 2pm, 7.30pm PH
THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 7.30pm PH Top Girls 2pm, 8pm DT
OPERA La Traviata 7.30pm JST CLASSICAL Bach & Beethoven 6pm UR
MUSIC The Rubens 8pm CH CABARET The Miss Behaves Gameshow 7pm, 9pm ST
SUNDAY 4 OPERA Carmen 7.30pm JST
AAW Manal al-Sharif 10.30am VAR CLASSICAL Nelson Freire plays the Emperor 8pm CH
Podcast Masterclass 10.30am VAR SUNDAY 18
Barbara Kingsolver 11am VAR CLASSICAL Measha Brueggergosman 3pm UR
Disability Intersection 11am VAR THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 4pm PH
Disappearing Islands 12.15pm VAR OPERA Great Opera Hits 5pm JST
Ladies We Need To Talk 12.15pm VAR CABARET The Miss Behaves Gameshow 7pm ST
Kate Bolick 12.45pm VAR MONDAY 19
Trans Like Me 12.45pm VAR THEATRE Top Girls 6.30pm DT
Women the Age of Trump 1pm VAR OPERA Don Quichotte 7.30pm JST
Pretty for an Aboriginal 2pm VAR TUESDAY 20
#Metoo 2.30pm VAR THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 11am, 6.30pm PH
Pickling 2.30pm VAR Top Girls 6.30pm DT
Rebecca Walker 2.30pm VAR OPERA La Traviata 7.30pm JST
Mandy Len Catron 4pm VAR WEDNESDAY 21
Suffragettes to Social 4pm VAR THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 6.30pm PH
Design your own gin 4.30pm VAR OPERA Don Quichotte 7.30pm JST
Fran Lebowitz 5.45pm VAR THEATRE Faulty Towers Dining Experience 7.30pm UR
The Guilty Feminist 5.45pm, 9pm VAR Top Girls 8pm DT
Wai Wai Nu 5.45pm VAR THURSDAY 22
Block Party 7pm ST CLASSICAL Anne Sofie von Otter 1.30pm CH
MONDAY 5 THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 7.30pm PH
THEATRE Top Girls 6.30pm DT Faulty Towers Dining Experience 7.30pm UR
OPERA La Traviata 7.30pm JST OPERA La Traviata 7.30pm JST
TUESDAY 6 THEATRE Top Girls 8pm DT
THEATRE Top Girls 6.30pm DT FRIDAY 23
Antony and Cleopatra 7.30pm PH KIDS Kids Music Cafe 10am, 11.30am WF
MUSIC Eskimo Joe with SSO 8pm CH CLASSICAL David Drury in Recital 11am CH
WEDNESDAY 7 THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 7.30pm PH
THEATRE Top Girls 1pm, 8pm DT OPERA Carmen 7.30pm JST
CABARET The Miss Behaves Gameshow 7pm ST THEATRE Faulty Towers Dining Experience 7.30pm UR
THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 7.30pm PH OPERA La Boheme 7.30pm HOSH
MUSIC Eskimo Joe with SSO 8pm CH CLASSICAL Anne Sofie von Otter signs Schebert 8pm CH
THURSDAY 8 THEATRE Top Girls 8pm DT
CABARET The Miss Behaves Gameshow 7pm, 9pm ST SATURDAY 24
THEATRE Top Girls 8pm DT OPERA Don Quichotte 1pm JST
FRIDAY 9 CLASSICAL Anne Sofie von Otter signs Schebert 2pm CH
CABARET The Miss Behaves Gameshow 7pm, 9pm ST THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 2pm, 7.30pm PH
THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 7.30pm PH Top Girls 2pm, 8pm DT
MUSIC Swing on This 8pm CH Faulty Towers Dining Experience 7.30pm UR
THEATRE Top Girls 8pm DT OPERA La Boheme 7.30pm HOSH
SATURDAY 10 La Traviata 7.30pm JSTT
OPERA Carmen 1pm JST SUNDAY 25
THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 2pm, 7.30pm PH THEATRE Faulty Towers Dining Experience 12.30pm UR
Top Girls 2pm, 8pm DT CLASSICAL Death and the Maiden 2pm CH
CABARET The Miss Behaves Gameshow 7pm, 9pm ST THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 4pm PH
OPERA La Traviata 7.30pm JST OPERA Great Opera Hits 5pm JST
MUSIC Swing on This 8pm CH La Boheme 7.30pm HOSH
SUNDAY 11 MUSIC Seu Jorge 9pm CH
CLASSICAL Who Needs a Conductor Anyway? 2pm CH MONDAY 26
Pacific Opera 3pm UR OPERA Don Quichotte 7.30pm JST
THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 4pm PH MUSIC Robert Plant 8pm CH
OPERA Great Opera Hits 6pm JST TUESDAY 27
CABARET The Miss Behaves Gameshow 7pm ST THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 6.30pm PH
MUSIC Anoushka Shankar 8.30pm CH OPERA La Boheme 7.30pm HOSH
MONDAY 12 La Traviata 7.30pm JST
THEATRE Top Girls 6.30pm DT MUSIC Robert Plant 8pm CH
OPERA La Traviata 7.30pm JST WEDNESDAY 28
MUSIC Grizzly Bear 9pm CH THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 11am, 6.30pm PH
TUESDAY 13 OPERA Don Quichotte 7.30pm JST
THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 6.30pm PH La Boheme 7.30pm HOSH
Top Girls 6.30pm DT MUSIC Youssou N'Dour 8pm CH
CLASSICAL Haydn & London 7pm UR THURSDAY 29
CABARET The Miss Behaves Gameshow 7pm ST THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 7.30pm PH
MUSIC Kamasi Washington 9pm CH OPERA La Boheme 7.30pm HOSH
WEDNESDAY 14 THEATRE The Children 8pm DT
THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 1pm, 6.30pm PH SATURDAY 31
CABARET The Miss Behaves Gameshow 7pm ST CLASSICAL Bach B Minor Mass 1pm CH
OPERA La Traviata 7.30pm JST THEATRE Antony and Cleopatra 2pm, 7.30pm PH
CLASSICAL Nelson Freire plays the Emperor 8pm CH OPERA La Boheme 7.30pm HOSH
THEATRE Top Girls 8pm DT THEATRE The Children 8pm DT
MUSIC Jose Gonzalez 8.30pm CH
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