Listen up kids, this is exciting. Sydney Opera House, in partnership with Google, are set to stream selected performances on YouTube during Vivid LIVE - the annual ten-day music event within Vivid Sydney (May 25 – June 11), the city’s annual festival of light, music and ideas.
So, if you aren't in Sydney, or if you are but don't have the dollar for tickets, then you'll still be able to see Bobbysix's old chums The Temper Trap showcase their new album in the Concert Hall, witness Imogen Heap perform an intimate recital with a spectacular Sydney harbour backdrop, experience Amon Tobin's Live Beyond 3D and watch the iconic sails of Sydney Opera House be transformed with digital mapping technology by multi-award winning German design collective URBANSCREEN. Which, we think you'll agree, beats watching this for the millionth time.
In snazzy, 21st Century news, the live stream series will premiere a custom camera application called FRONTROW, which will allow the audience to use pan and zoom features to change their view and take photos during the live stream, apply lens filters and immediately share with their friends through Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Not too shabby, hey?
“Sydney Opera House is committed to taking the content from its stages to people wherever they are," Victoria Doidge, Director of Marketing and Communications told us. "We are excited to partner with Google to create a truly innovative virtual experience of these concerts. We imagine that the ability for viewers to take pictures throughout the concert will really add to their sense of ‘being there’ as it happens.”