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'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™' Live in Concert

Lumos! The third instalment of the beloved franchise is returning for another live concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
By Alec Jones
February 06, 2024
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By Alec Jones
February 06, 2024
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Do you solemnly swear that you're up to no good? Excellent. The Marauder's Map has opened and revealed that something exciting is coming to town: the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is bringing back Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ live in Concert.

The Orchestra spent the years between 2017 and 2023 performing Harry Potter™ films live in concert with up to 80 of Australia's most skilled musicians, each sold out faster than you can say "expelliarmus". The series was over, but the people cried (and voted) for more, and now Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is returning for more live performances from Wednesday, April 17 to Saturday, April 20.

If you've never had the pleasure of seeing the Sydney Symphony Orchestra live, this is a perfect introduction. Founded in 1932, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is one of Australia's leading performing arts groups and one of the top orchestras in the world. It is known particularly well for its live-to-film performances, which feature a movie playing on a big screen behind them as the orchestra performs the film's score. All while in the iconic concert hall of the Sydney Opera House, making it an unmissable Sydney music experience.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ was originally released in 2004, so the performance will be taking place just over a month before the film's 20th anniversary. In the film, Harry Potter and his friends are in their third year of schooling at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

In their third year at Hogwarts, Harry, Ron, and Hermione meet escaped prisoner Sirius Black, learn to handle a half-horse/half-eagle Hippogriff, repel shape-shifting Boggarts and master the art of Divination. Harry must also withstand soul-sucking Dementors, outsmart a dangerous werewolf and deal with the truth about Sirius and his relationship with Harry and his parents.

Earning an Oscar nomination for the score, the spellbinding and masterful music composed by John Williams became a celebrated classic, conjuring beautiful, soaring motifs continuing the adventures of Harry Potter and his friends on their magical journey.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ will be performed live at the Sydney Opera House with five performances between Wednesday, April 17 and Saturday, April 20. For more information or to get tickets, visit the website

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