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Sydney Opera House takes performances online during Coronavirus lockdown
The Sydney Opera House has announced a new digital initiative which will present performances and events online during the temporary closure of the landmark venue.
Like most venues throughout the country, the Opera House was closed last week due to the Coronavirus outbreak, however the From Our House To Yours initiative will ensure the show goes on.
Starting from today (Wednesday 1st April), content will be released on the Opera House website, including Missy Higgins' 2019 Valentine's Day performance from the Forecourt and the Writers Room event with Celia Pacquola, Josh Thomas, Luke McGregor and Dan Harmon (Community, Rick & Morty).
Announcing the move, Sydney Opera House Chief Executive, Louise Herron stated "while we cannot welcome audiences to live performances in our venues, we are committed to offering the best in arts, culture and entertainment, as we have since opening in 1973. The difference is that, while the doors are closed, we will be doing it online – from our House to yours.
"Content will be available on demand. In addition, there will be scheduled daily releases from our new digital season from Wednesday to Sunday, so people can tune in, enjoy and even chat to other viewers while they watch, as part of a wider community.
“I hope this new digital program from the Opera House, a national symbol of creativity, will connect, inspire and comfort people around the world during this challenging time.”
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Image of Missy Higgins' 2019 Valentine's Day performance from the Sydney Opera House Forecourt courtesy of Sydney Opera House Youtube
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