Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

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By wonderworld
Mon, 18 May 2009


The Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. In addition to representing Sydney, the opera house has also become a symbol for the country of Australia throughout the world. Resting majestically on Bennelong Point as it reaches into Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House is truly an unforgettable sight. The original plan to build the opera house was put forth in 1950, and designed by John Utzon. Interestingly enough, his vision was more advanced than architectural and engineering abilities of the decade, and it wasn’t until 1973 that his ideas were finally put into place. The doors were opened by Queen Elizabeth II on October 20th of that year, with its opening show, War and Peace.

Today, the Sydney Opera House provides over 200,000 tours each year, and has over 1000 rooms. A diverse mix of dance, theatre, and musical performances are presented year round, and locals, as well as tourists, make up the over 2 million guests this Australia opera house entertains each year.