Sigrid Thornton Tom Burlinson Reunite: Man From Snowy River Concert

Rebecca Varidel
21st Aug 2023

The beloved Australian film to be screened at the Sydney Opera House with Southern Cross Symphony playing the iconic score live.

Special guest appearances by Sigrid Thornton and Tom Burlinson
Thursday 15 February + Friday 16 February 2024 – Sydney Opera House
Tickets on presale from tomortow Tuesday 22 August, general on sale from Friday 25 August.

 Following four sold out Hamer Hall performances in Melbourne The Man from Snowy River, one of Australia’s most loved and iconic films of all time, is coming to the Sydney Opera House for a special screening and concert event on Thursday 15 February and Friday 16 February 2024. Tickets for this unique event will go on pre-sale from Tuesday 22 August and on general sale from Friday 25 August. 

Stars of the film, Sigrid Thornton and Tom Burlinson, will appear on stage together, sharing behind-the-scenes insights, personal experiences, and discussing the lasting impact of this treasured Australian classic. And for the first time since its release in 1982, audiences will experience the powerful score of The Man from Snowy River played live by the Southern Cross Symphony alongside the stunning visuals of this most cherished film.

The Man From Snowy River In Concert is a celebration of the enduring legacy of Director George Miller’s iconic Australian film, whilst the live-to-screen performance will showcase the film's APRA and AFI award-winning score by legendary composer Bruce Rowland.

Based on AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson’s bush poem of the same name, the story follows proud young Jim Craig (Tom Burlinson) who, after the death of his father, sets out to become his own man. Taking a job with horse rancher Harrison (Kirk Douglas), Craig is treated poorly by the more experienced cowboys, but wins the heart of the rancher's daughter, Jessica (Sigrid Thornton), when he helps her break a high-strung colt and later saves her life. When he's unfairly blamed for the loss of an expensive horse, Craig fights to restore his honour and prove that he's worthy of Jessica's hand.

Sigrid Thornton expressed her enthusiasm for the upcoming event: "The Man from Snowy River was a transformational experience for me in a number of ways. It changed the trajectory of my working life, it enhanced my understanding of filmmaking as storytelling, and it opened my eyes much wider to the magnificence of the Australian landscape. I'm very proud to have been part of a film that continues to resonate across the generations, and I'm now especially excited to see the film shown with Bruce Rowland's marvellous soundtrack played live. What a treat!"

Tom Burlinson said: "The experience of playing the title role in The Man from Snowy River kick-started my career and changed my life."

This special event at the Sydney Opera House will allow audiences the opportunity to experience the beloved Australian classic on the big screen, accompanied by the powerful and emotive soundtrack played live by the Southern Cross Symphony.

The Man from Snowy River in Concert
Presented by Spiritworks and Theatre Tours International
Dates: Thursday February 15 & Friday February 16
Venue:  Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Tickets: Sydney Opera House & Ticketmaster