Presented by Sydney Opera House
Returning to Australia for her Sydney Opera House debut at Vivid LIVE, LA-based singer-songwriter Weyes Blood brings the gorgeous folk pop of her latest album to the Joan Sutherland Theatre.
Transcendent chamber pop from the poet priestess of our time.
One of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of the moment, LA-based musician Natalie Mering – who goes by the stage moniker Weyes Blood – has captured hearts and minds with her gorgeously dark, haunting take on psych-folk and chamber pop, a sound that's at once deeply personal and an eerie reflection of the global anxieties of our time. A live performer of transcendent, almost spiritual power, Mering will bring her stunning songs and beguiling stage presence to her Vivid LIVE debut in the Sydney Opera House's resplendent Joan Sutherland Theatre.
Emerging from the noise rock underground to solo renown in the early 2010s, Weyes Blood – who once described her sound as “Bob Seger meets Enya” – soared to prominence with her fourth album, Titanic Rising (2019), an apocalyptic reimagining of Laurel Canyon folk, Karen Carpenter's soft rock and lush torch songs that cast a rapturous spell of doom. Its follow-up – the second in a planned trilogy – the intimate and beautifully-wrought And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow (2022) found Mering grappling with the personal amid a global crisis, and once again landed Weyes Blood on critics' best-of-the-year lists.
Weyes Blood is a singular artist you won't want to miss.
Set below the famous white sails the Forecourt to the south and the Northern Broadwalk both offer patrons stunning harbour and city views and the backdrop for a once in a lifetime event. The Forecourt offers the largest capacity of any Opera House venue and has hosted a number of large-scale concerts including Florence and the Machine and Crowded House as well as welcoming international icons such as Oprah. The Forecourt has a standing capacity for up to 6000 general admission and the Northern Broadwalk has a standing capacity for up to 2400 general admission.
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