Share your Opera House memories

Sydney Opera House lights up favourite moments in new campaign

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 THROWBACK: Oprah Winfrey speaking at the Sydney Opera House in December 2010. Photo: George Burns.

THROWBACK: Oprah Winfrey speaking at the Sydney Opera House in December 2010. Photo: George Burns.

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Sydney Opera House is inviting people to share their favourite moments at the iconic venue.

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WERE you lucky enough to see Prokofiev's epic War and Peace - the Sydney Opera House's first performance - in September of 1973?

Or did you see the sails light up in a VIVID display? Maybe you've seen an international music act such Sting, The Cure, Kraftwerk, The National, Bjork, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan and Massive Attack live on the Opera House's stage.

To mark its reopening, the Opera House is inviting people to share their favourite moments at the iconic venue, with a selection to be projected on to the sails in early 2021.

The Opera House is calling for inspiring stories from artists, audiences and visitors that capture the magic of Bennelong Point - whether an incredible show, a special celebration, a surprise celebrity meeting, a community occasion or something behind-the-scenes.

The Opera House's chief executive Louise Herron said the venue had played a central role in creating countless stories, memories and shared experiences since opening almost 50 years ago.

"With restrictions easing and our cities beginning to open up, we are inviting people to share their favourite Opera House memories - some of which will be projected on to the sails - and importantly, to come back, to create new memories with us," she said.

"We want everyone to feel welcome and inspired by the magic of the Opera House, whether seeing a brilliant show, enjoying a meal or just being at this special place."

As well as lighting the sails, the campaign will include newly created content inspired by people's personal stories and experiences of the world-famous arts and cultural centre, which will be shared across the Opera House's large online community and via other channels in the coming months.

The Opera House team wants people to go indepth with their memories and personal experiences and include information such as who you were with, how it felt and what it meant to you.

Submissions of photography, video, illustrations, voice messages/recordings and written form are all encouraged. Terms and conditions of entry are available on the Opera House website here. The date of the sails illumination will be confirmed closer to the time.

How to share your memories:

  • Memories can be shared via your social media profile using the hashtag #MySydneyOperaHouse.
  • Email myhouse@sydneyoperahouse.com with "Where Memories Are Made competition" in subject line.
  • Submissions can be posted to: Sydney Opera House - Where Memories Are Made competition, GPO Box 4274 Sydney NSW 2001 (please include your contact details with your entry).
  • You can also enter online by filling out the form on the website here.
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