The Sydney Opera House is a symbol of Australia. It is recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the 20th Century and is also a landmark in Sydney. Its white exterior, a shell-like sculpture built on the harbour, like scattered petals floating in the air, have for many years left observers in amazement. It houses a concert hall, a music theatre, a performance theatre, a children's theatre and a photography studio. Auctions, concerts and other events are held every month or even every week.
Foreigh Language tours of the Opera House may differ in itinerary from that of the English speaking tour. There is no photography allowed in the concert halls of the Opera House. Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable flat walking shoes for the tours. When attending a performance at the Sydney Opera House, formal attire is required.
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Sydney Opera House, opera house located on Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour), New South Wales, Australia. Its unique use of a series of gleaming white sail-shaped shells as its roof structure makes it one of the most-photographed buildings in the world.
The Opera House is Sydney’s best-known landmark. It is a multipurpose performing arts facility whose largest venue, the 2,679-seat Concert Hall, is host to symphony concerts, choir performances, and popular music shows. Opera and dance performances, including ballet, take place in the Opera Theatre (renamed the Joan Sutherland Theatre in 2012 as a tribute to the celebrated Australian operatic soprano), which seats just over 1,500. There are also three theatres of different sizes and configurations for stage plays, film screenings, and smaller musical performances. The Forecourt, on the southeastern end of the complex, is used for outdoor performances. The building also houses restaurants and a professional recording studio. In 2007 the Opera House was designated a UNESCO.
The Sydney Opera House is one of Australia's top tourist attractions and one of the world's most recognizable buildings. It's also known as one of the busiest performing arts venues in the world. To get to know the famous Opera House, take The Sydney Opera House Tour, a guided, hourlong journey that costs $40 (about $29 USD). Several additional guided options are also available, including a comprehensive backstage tour of the venue. Afterward, stay for drinks or dinner harborside at one of the venue's outdoor restaurants.
An architectural wonder when it was designed by Jørn Utzon in the mid-1950s, the billowing “sails” of Sydney’s waterfront hall have defined the city to the world ever since. Visitors can tour several performance spaces inside and out, join dawn exercise classes on the steps, hear world-class symphonies, watch light shows and capture its elegant lines through a lens.
The #sydney Opera House is a beautiful place but it can get scenic at time. Getting on a boat is a great way to view it from another angle and you get some great pictures from there, so take the ferries for a scenic ride!
Catching a show there is a great opportunity too but if you are tight budget, getting some last minute or sale tickets (some views obstructed) will do too.
Lots of great food and drinking places nearby.
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