Swan Lake/Loch na hEala The conventions of Swan Lake are turned on their heads in the dark, genre-defying adaptation of one of the world’s most famous ballets. Irish-Nordic folk music replaces Tchaikovsky’s score, with contemporary dance and traditional folklore setting this production deep in the Irish midlands. Loch na hEala follows the plight of four sisters, cursed to take the form of birds to prevent the exposure of a heinous crime they witness. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point. Opens Wednesday, 7pm. Tickets: $35-$69.90. Bookings: (02) 9250 7777 or online. Until September 2. recorded in situ throughout areas of bushland. Welch creates large-scale projectors, generators, spotlights and research-inspired objects. A grey shawl acts as the symbolic focal point in Wildeorness Land and sits in opposition to the environment, mourning its destruction. This exhibition is part of Carriageworks’ Sydney Contemporary art fair. Legends of Rock Since the beginning of his career as a rock historian and photographer in 1972, Roger Dilernia has rubbed shoulders with iconic figures from Mick Jagger to Paul McCartney. Legends of Rock displays some of Dilnernia’s previously unseen images, including photographs of Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Bob Marley and Queen in their early years. The Tap Gallery, 259 Riley Street, Surry Hills. Inquiries: 0400 610 440 or online. September 4-10. Water Stories With nearly 800 million people denied access to safe drinking water, there is no doubt about the globe’s water crisis. Through powerful imagery, Mustafah Abdulaziz’s photographic exhibition Water Stories aims to shine a spotlight on this issue and prompt dialogue around our own water usage. There are 70 largeformat images in an e outdoor display set up on Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden waterfront. Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney. Daily, 7am-8pm. Inquiries: (02) 9231 8111 or online. Until September 5. this co-production with Melbourne Theatre Company. Wharf Theatre, 4 Hickson Road, Sydney. Tonight, 8pm. Tickets: $77-$102. Bookings: (02) 9250 1777 or online. Until October 21. Hir Hir Belvoir Theatre, 25 Belvoir Street, Sydney. Today, 2pm and 8pm. Tickets: $37-$72. Bookings: 1800 423 344. Until September 10. two of his works featuring in the program as well as new music by Australian composer Ross Edwards. City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place, Sydney. Tickets: $44-$125. Bookings: 1800 444 444 or online. September 1-2, 5-6.