Opera used to be so high class that heathens like you and I would be lucky to have even heard an aria in our lifetime had we been living in the 1600s.
Now, thanks to the modern magic of the interwebs, all folks can let their freak Madam Butterfly fly.
The Sydney Opera House has just created a new home for its digital content with the launch of Stream, a new online streaming service featuring old and new performances.
Arriving this week, the service hosts a range of content, such as operas – of course – but also talks, theatre performances and other concerts – because we know the house doesn’t only boast opera.
At present, the platform features 30 hours worth of programming across 45 different events, including archival sets from The Cure, Bon Iver and Rita Ora.
The program will be expanded monthly, with four livestreams to be delivered this weekend.
Tune in tonight to see and hear Jack River, Annie Hamilton, Budjerah and more for Visions of Us, followed by Ziggy Ramo, Becca Hatch, JK-47 and others tomorrow, before wrapping up on Sunday with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Tune in here.