The Opera has been transformed by French-based digital projection artists SUPERBIEN for the Lighting the Sails project of Vivid Sydney. These artists were selected for the experimental nature of their work. They transformed the Opera House using 3D image mapping, a cutting edge technology.
Here is what Tom Chosson and Alex Mestrot from SUPERBIEN say about it.
For more details about SUPERBIEN, their work, their vision, the challenges of the Lighting the Sails project, read the interview Tom Chosson did for D*Hub on http://www.dhub.org/articles/1365