Experience the visual arts with Sydney Festival this summer. While some of the world will be in the winter season, Australia will have a warm atmosphere with its summer weather, a perfect time for Sydney Festival 2014. This celebration is comprised of over 100 events, including 722 artists from 80 companies all over the globe. Artistic contributions include music, dance, visual arts, and other performances for visitors to be entertained.
A main feature of the 2014 program is Henry Purcell’s romantic tragedy Dido & Aeneas in Sasha Waltz’s wondrous reimagining of the great opera, featuring stunning choreography, a prologue performed in a giant fish tank underwater, and baroque orchestra Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. In Sydney’s famous outdoor venue The Domain, two fantastic complimentary events are set. Chicago, a.k.a. The Windy City’s R&B, soul and disco diva Chaka Khan on the opening weekend, and Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing Gustav Holst’s astronomical suite The Planets, conducted by Hamburg State Opera Artistic Director Simone Young, to close the Festival and Australia Day with Symphony in the Domain on Sunday, January 26. Make this visit memorable by taking a look at these grand performances.