Vivid Sydney: Opera House with rainbow scales design

All photos: vijay chennupati/Flickr

The iconic Sydney Opera House serves as a massive canvas for a variety of 3D digital light projections in these photos captured by Flickr user Vijay Chennupati.

The projections are part of Vivid Sydney, a music and ideas festival that paints the city with psychedelic light installations every night between 6 p.m. and midnight. Running through June 9, the vibrant affair is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of people; a whopping 800,000 people came to watch last year.

The opera house installation, dubbed the "Lighting of the Sails," is spearheaded by 59 Productions, a company that is also famous for its work on London's 2012 Olympic Summer Games.

In addition to the out-of-this-world light displays, the festival also features TED-like idea sessions and a slate of musical performers, including Lauryn Hill, St. Vincent and the Pet Shop Boys.

See the opera house's many personalities in the series of photos below:

 
Vivid Sydney: Opera House with blueprints design
Vivid Sydney: Opera House with rainbow splatter design
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Vivid Sydney: Opera House with butterfly design
Vivid Sydney: Opera House with pretty multicolor design
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