Bark of Millions

Sydney Opera House - Bark of Millions

Bark of Millions

Presented by Sydney Opera House

Wed, 18th to 20th October in 3 weeks. Concert Hall at the Opera House, Sydney. Tickets $139 to $334

A rock opera on queerness

Featuring 54 new original songs inspired by queer idols throughout world history. A world-premiere hybrid work from renowned artist Taylor Mac and Matt Ray, and performed by a global ensemble of queer artists. Join the celebration of queer history on the Concert Hall stage for this epic performance.

Taylor Mac, the MacArthur Fellow, Ibsen Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist visits with the World Premiere of Bark of Millions, an epic four-hour “parade trance extravaganza.” Bark of Millions is a rock opera meditation on queerness featuring 54 original songs (one song per year since the historic Stonewall uprising in 1969) inspired by queer antecedents throughout world history and performed by an international ensemble of queer artists and a stellar nine-piece band.
Mac, his cast, and longtime collaborators Matt Ray (music) and Machine Dazzle (costumes) use music, dance, and drag spectacle to subvert and deconstruct conventional narratives, and joyfully, transgressively celebrate queerness in all its forms.

“Taylor Mac uses his many talents to get us to listen, think and feel.
The effect is heartening, vital and liberating” (The London Times).

Taylor Mac is a highly acclaimed American performance artist, playwright, actor, and singer-songwriter.
Taylor's work is known for pushing the boundaries of performance art and exploring themes of gender, identity, and history. The explosive, spectacular and heartbreaking performance of 24-Decade History of Popular Music featured in the Melbourne festival in 2017 received rave reviews. This legendary production is now the subject of an original HBO feature documentary film streaming in Australia on Foxtel.

An Australian exclusive, world premiere event, Bark of Millions is a must-see transformative theatrical experience celebrating the power of individuality and human connection.

3 Shows
2 hours
Culturally Diverse
In Person


Matt Ray
Taylor Mac
Concert Hall at the Opera House

Concert Hall at the Opera House

One of the world's most sought after venues, the Concert Hall is a performance space like no other. With its cathedral like ambience and unrivalled majesty, standing on this very special stage will see you deliver a performance to remember.
In Person
Capacity: 2102

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$139 to $334
Wednesday, 18th October at 5:00pm Wed, 18th Oct, 5:00pm
Concert Hall at the Opera House, Sydney
Thursday, 19th October at 5:00pm Thu, 19th Oct, 5:00pm
Concert Hall at the Opera House, Sydney
Friday, 20th October at 5:00pm Fri, 20th Oct, 5:00pm
Concert Hall at the Opera House, Sydney

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