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Sydney Opera House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in New South Wales, Australia. It was conceived and largely built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, opening in 1973 after a long gestation that began with his competition-winning design in 1957. The NSW Government, led by Premier Joseph Cahill gave the go-ahead for work to begin in 1958. The government's bold decision to select Utzon's design is often overshadowed by the scandal that followed.[3] It is on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It sits at the northeastern tip of the Sydney central business district (the CBD), surrounded on three sides by the harbour (Sydney Cove and Farm Cove) and inland by the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Contrary to its name, it houses multiple performance venues. It is among the busiest performing arts centres in the world, hosting over 1,500 performances each year attended by some 1.2 million people. It provides a venue for many performing arts companies, including the four key resident companies Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and presents a wide range of productions on its own account. It is also one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia, with more than seven million people visiting each year, 300,000 of whom take a guided tour.[4][5]

It is administered by the Sydney Opera House Trust, under the New South Wales Ministry of the Arts. On 28 June 2007, it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[6] It is one of the 20th century's most distinctive buildings and one of the most famous performing arts centres in the world.[7][8][9]

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Arianna Lacchini's comment, September 24, 2013 11:54 PM
This website was able to give me detailed information about how the Opera House was built. It tells us a lot about how the Opera House was used back then but also how it's regularly still used today. It also gives us many images from inside and outside of the Opera House.
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GALLERY: The grandeur of the Sydney Opera House - Australian Geographic

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GALLERY: The grandeur of the Sydney Opera House
Australian Geographic
Three years later, it was destroyed to pave the way for the Sydney Opera House.
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Arianna Lacchini's comment, September 11, 2013 12:28 AM
This website was able to tell me that this year, the Sydney Opera house is celebrating its 40th birthday. After 40 years this building has become one of the most iconic buildings of Australia. This website also tells us a bit of the history of the Opera House.
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Sydney Opera House - Sydney Opera House History & Heritage

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Sydney Opera House History & Heritage
The architect Jorn Utzon, our venues, photo gallery and World Heritage listing
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Arianna Lacchini's comment, September 11, 2013 12:32 AM
This website is the official website for the Sydney Opera House and is able to give us information about the history of the Opera House but also information about how the Opera House is used today.
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Scottish Ten Project - 3D Scanning of the Opera House

 

The Scottish Ten captured the Opera House during April using cutting-edge laser-mapping technology.

 

The innovative, interactive rendering will be delivered in time for the Opera House's 40th anniversary celebrations in October.

Go behind the scenes with the innovative team as they explain how they document heritage sites and why they have decided to capture the Sydney Opera House for future generations.

 


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Arianna Lacchini's comment, September 24, 2013 11:48 PM
This video is able to show us the technology and the structure of the Sydney Opera House which gives us a special insight into this building.
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1973: Sydney Opera House: a brief history of its design and construction

This video features rare footage of the design, construction and the grand opening ceremony of the Sydney Opera House in October 1973, by Her Majesty Queen E...
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Arianna Lacchini's comment, September 11, 2013 12:30 AM
This video shows us a bit of the construction of the Opera House but also the some of the opening ceremony in 1973.