Films and videorecordings
Online resources and CD ROMs
Films & videorecordings
As frozen music. Sydney:
Juniper Films, 1984. Produced and directed by Davy Tristram and James Wilson. Shows Sydney
Opera House facilities and services; includes interviews
with performers and excerpts from productions.
Jørn Utzon / a film by Pi Michael. [Denmark]: Fakta, 1994.
The eight wonder of the world.
Cinesound Movietone Productions, 1973.
Devised and directed by William M. Carty. Includes the operation of the acoustic clouds in the Concert Hall, the
revolve and stage lifts in the Opera Theatre, and the double revolve in the
Drama Theatre; opening ceremonies.
edge of the possible: Jørn Utzon and the Sydney Opera House. Directed by Daryl Dellora. Produced by Sue Maslin, Written by Daryl Dellora and Ian
Wansbrough. Australian Film Finance Corporation and Film Art Doco Productions,
The fifth façade / narrated by Sam Wannamaker and Jørn Utzon. Sydney: Film Australia, 1973. Producer Anthony Buckley; Director Donald Crombie. Includes old photographs of Bennelong Point and Farm Cove; old movie
clips of the tram depot on Bennelong Point; rehearsals and performances for
the opening of the Opera House.
Opera House / NSW Government and Ove Arup and Partners; produced by Collings
Productions. Sydney: Collings Productions, 1967. Deals with the construction
problems, particularly of the shells,' arches and tiles. Composed mainly of
black and white film taken during the construction of stages 1-2.
Landmark. Made by the
Commonwealth Film Unit, this 11-minute film was produced in 1972 from
historic and contemporary footage of the Sydney Opera House including
footage of its complex construction and the site's previous use as a tram
depot. It has a musical score but no narration. Posted to YouTube by the
National Film and Sound Archive in 2013:
Making mural. Sydney: NSW Department of Education, 1985. Documentary about the 10th anniversary mural at the
Opera House. Aimed at school children.
Monster or miracle?:
Opera House. Sydney: Seven Network in association with Reg Grundy Enterprises.
Directed by Bruce Beresford; devised and written by Pat Lovell.
History of the Opera House, with rehearsal and performance footage.
Not a job for boys / written
and narrated by Brian Adams. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting corporation,
1973. The design, construction and painting of John Olsen's Opera House mural
Salute to Five Bells.
Stroke of genius. Sydney: Network 10 Australia for the Sydney Opera House
Trust, 1983. Produced and directed by Christopher Bartlett. An assessment of the Sydney Opera House from its beginnings to 1983. Includes interviews and production excerpts.
Soap Opera House. Produced by Uden Associates. Executive producer: Patrick
Uden. 45 minutes. Screened on Artsworld Channel 5 [UK] 27 July 2001 Includes
interviews with one of Jørn Utzon's sons and Sir Jack Zunz.
The Sydney Opera House:
building that nearly was. London: BBC, 1973.
Produced by Ken Cordon. History of the Sydney Opera House for the BBC
television program, Omnibus. Includes archival footage, interviews and
Online resources and CD
Guide to Utzon / Fleming Bo Andersen.
Introduction by Jan Utzon. App available from Apple App Store, published
2012. Includes more than 2200 photos and 280 drawings of 56 competed
projects by Jørn Utzon and 65 projects not completed, from around the world
the House: the
Sydney Opera House on CD ROM: a self guided tour. Sydney: Sydney Opera House
The Opera House Project: the story of an
Australian icon. An ABC Innovation and Sydney Opera House Trust
Production. Writer and director Sam Doust. Narrator: Lucy Bell. Performance
and events written and produced by Tim Bosanquet. Executive Producers,
Gabrielle Shaw and Sam Doust. Published 2012 at http://theoperahouseproject.com/
Struck. Interactive CD-ROM
inviting you to take the ultimate challenge - direct your own play, opera,
musical or dance work. Offers sections on dialogue, singing, music,
movement, dance, stage design and other production tools and techniques.
Also provides a wealth of information on the performing arts in Australia. Produced
by the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, Opera Australia, The Australian
Ballet, Sydney Opera House and University of Wollongong as part of the
Australian on CD program, created by the Australian Government, Stage
Struck won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award and Golden
European Multimedia Award for interactivity in 1998. Copies may be ordered
from the National Institute for Dramatic
Art, phone (02) 9697 7647, fax 9662 7425.