Festival Director: Anthony Steel
In his third and final year as Festival Director, Anthony Steel pulled out all the stops with Kelly’s Republic, staged on the Sydney Opera House forecourt. It was the largest work ever commissioned by the Festival, and one of six world premieres of Australian theatre productions.
The Festival also featured seven solo female performers from Brazil, France, Spain, the UK and USA, the latter being Laurie Anderson and her work The Speed Of Darkness.
Sydney Festival went underwater in a new way with Sonic Waters and Virtual Lagoon by Michel Redolfi. The sensory art experiences took place at North Sydney Olympic Pool and Shark Bay harbour pool at Nielsen Park. The first time art took to the water at Sydney Festival!
The Beatification Of Area Boy
by Wole Soyinka
Director: Jude Kelly
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Written and directed by Nigel Jamieson
Artistic Director and co-writer: Jean Luc Courcoult
Co-writer: Pierre Orefice
Royal de Luxe
Canberra Youth Theatre
Featuring Song Ngoc Vietnamese Water Puppetry Troupe
With live music by the Canberra Youth Wind Ensemble
Legs On The Wall
Sparring Partner andAnnette & Annette
Written and directed by Bogdan Koca
Poetically Correct Productions
The Speed Of Darkness
Casa and Mary Stuart
Devised and directed by Neill Gladwin
Company B Belvoir
Clock 'n' Spiel
Ladders In The Landscape
The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
The Sinking Of The Rainbow Warrior
The Song Company and AustraLYSIS
Conductor: Roland Peelman
Director: Nigel Kellaway
Carmen Linares in Concert
A tribute to Manuel de Falla
La Vida Breve
Carmen Linares, Maria José Montiel
The Sydney Opera House Orchestra
Contemporary singers: Diana Reyes, Albert Guinovart
Esso Opera In The Park
The Australian Opera, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
Conductors: Richard Hickox, Christopher Hogwood, Carlo Felice Cillario, David Stanhope, Brian Castles-Onion
Balé Folclórico da Bahia
General Director and choreographer: Walson Botelho
Artistic Director: José Carlos Arandiba
Emzanzi - Down South Africa
Rishile Gumboot Dancers
Directed and choreographed by Gideon Obarzanek
Chunky Move Dance Company
Keith Haring: Molissa Fenley
The Tiwi Dancers
Tiwi Dancers of Melville Island
Symphony Under The Stars
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir William Southgate
Violin: Susie Park
Antal Szalai - Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra
Bacardi Festival Club
Margie Evans, Coco Robicheaux, DIG, Paul Kelly, Renee Geyer, Marcia Hines, Pardon Me Boys, Mental As Anything, Tommy Emmanuel, Cactus Child, Anna Rojas, Mark O'Shea, Nikka Costa, Leonardo's Bride, Bad Boy Batucada, Vika & Linda, My Friend The Chocolate Cake
Bobby Previte's Latin For Travellers
Coco Robicheaux with Jackie Orzaczky and The Grand Masters
The Song Company, Laura Chislett, The Seymour Group
Concert of Glass
Carl Vine, Carolyn Connors, Warren Burt, Andree Greenwell, Helgut Mahler
Mike Nock Quartet and The Harbour String Quartet
Artistic director: Lyn Williams
Gregorian Chant Choir of Spain
Director: Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta
Island Of Stone And Wood
John Mark Ainsley
John Schofield Quintet
La Romanesca in the Treasury
Sydney Opera House Orchestra
Conductor: Peter Robinson
Los Mariachis Ilegales
Margie Evans with the Mighty Reapers
Spirit and Place: Riley Lee
Survival Concert 1997
Tekamei - Music of the Gitans
The Gypsies: A Feast Of World Music
Divana, Tekameli, Antal Szalai, El Niño Josele, Taraf de Caransebes, The Musicians Of The Nile
The Narasirato Are'Are Pan Pipers
The Roy Haynes Quartet
It Takes Two
Judy Watson, Brook Andrews, Elizabeth Pulie, Frances Joseph, Geoff Kleen, Hanna Kay, Ian Bettison, Maria Cruz, Mattys Gerber, Paul Saint
Australia Day at The Rocks
Australia Day Ceremony
Australia Day Eve Concert
Australia Day Spectacular
BBC Hardware Flags Afloat Parade
Darling Harbour Celebrates Australia Day
St George Bank's Hyde Park North and Sydney Eastside Celebrations
Sydney Writers' Festival
161st Australia Day Regatta
2KY Racing Radio Australia Day Cup Race Meeting
Coca Cola Amatil Ferrython
Registered Clubs Oz Day 10K International Wheelchair Road Race
Tall Ships Race
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