Sydney Opera House tickets 30 November 2024 - Vasily Petrenko conducts The Rite of Spring |

Vasily Petrenko conducts The Rite of Spring

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
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Type: Classical Concert
City: Sydney, Australia
Starts at: 20:00
Duration: 1h 30min
Conductor: Vasily Petrenko
Cello: Johannes Moser
Orchestra: Symphony Orchestra Sydney
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
Composer: Elizabeth Younan
Elizabeth Younan: Nineteen Seventy-Three
Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.33
Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

Paris in the early 20th century was a cultural explosion of art, literature and music – and on stage the Ballet Russes was entirely reinventing the artform.

Striking beauty

Most revolutionary of all was The Rite of Spring, and Stravinsky's masterpiece still thrills as a work of astonishing intensity that feels both primal and strikingly modern.

From its compelling rhythmic drive to its stunning, awesome soundworld, The Rite continues to electrify more than a century after its premiere. And Vasily Petrenko, the celebrated music director of the Royal Philharmonic, is the work's ideal interpreter. Now it's Sydney's turn to hear his phenomenal realisation of Stravinsky's mesmerising score.

In a concert full of drama and striking orchestral textures, Camille Saint-Saëns' First Cello Concerto casts the cellist as our hero. German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser is a noted interpreter of this work, his recording praised by Gramophone for its 'overwhelming passion'. Performed on his 1694 Andrea Guarneri, you will hear why it is among the greatest of all cello concertos.

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Venue Info

Sydney Opera House - Sydney
Location   Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre at Sydney Harbour in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the 20th century's most famous and distinctive buildings. Sydney Opera House is the largest and most famous opera house in Australia with an extensive repertoire.

Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the building was formally opened on 20 October 1973 after a gestation beginning with Utzon's 1957 selection as winner of an international design competition. The Government of New South Wales, led by the premier, Joseph Cahill, authorised work to begin in 1958 with Utzon directing construction. The government's decision to build Utzon's design is often overshadowed by circumstances that followed, including cost and scheduling overruns as well as the architect's ultimate resignation.

The building and its surrounds occupy the whole of Bennelong Point on Sydney Harbour, between Sydney Cove and Farm Cove, adjacent to the Sydney central business district and the Royal Botanic Gardens, and close by the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Though its name suggests a single venue, the building comprises multiple performance venues which together host well over 1,500 performances annually, attended by more than 1.2 million people. Performances are presented by numerous performing artists, including three resident companies: Opera Australia, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. As one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia, more than eight million people visit the site annually, and approximately 350,000 visitors take a guided tour of the building each year. The building is managed by the Sydney Opera House Trust, an agency of the New South Wales State Government.

On 28 June 2007, the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, having been listed on the (now defunct) Register of the National Estate since 1980, the National Trust of Australia register since 1983, the City of Sydney Heritage Inventory since 2000, the New South Wales State Heritage Register since 2003, and the Australian National Heritage List since 2005.

Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: Sydney, Australia
Starts at: 20:00
Duration: 1h 30min
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