Bertels' first program as Festival Director continues the precedent established by previous Directors, bringing high quality programming sourced from around the world and within Australia, with a unique slant that reflects his background in musicology and radio & TV production.

From one-off musical experiences and intimate storytelling-based events to large-scale free visual spectaculars and plenty of opportunities for Sydneysiders to kick up their heels and dance, this year's Sydney Festival has something for everybody. 92 events (18 of them free!) will take place across the Sydney CBD, Parramatta, the Inner West, Chatswood and Mosman. 

Sydney Festival Parramatta returns with 12 days jam-packed with free and ticketed events in the true heart of Sydney. With an even bigger and better Spiegeltent, the Salon Perdu, and free opening and closing events suitable for the whole family, Sydney Festival Parramatta expands Sydney Festival's ongoing commitment to present great work in Western Sydney.

SYDNEY FESTIVAL 2013

This Is Our City In Summer
January 5-27
www.sydneyfestival.org.au

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