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.
The Sydney Opera House, Sydney Opera House), located in the north of Sydney, Sydney is a landmark buildings, by the Danish architect, black pine (Jorn Utzon) design, a shell-shaped roof is combined with the theatre and hall room below water complex. The interior of the opera house is modeled after mayan culture and the Aztec temple. Construction of the building began in March 1959 and was completed on October 20, 1973. It took 14 years. The Sydney opera house is an Australian landmark and one of the most distinctive buildings of the 20th century. It was named UNESCO world heritage site in 2007.
This is Australia's logo and honor! It's worth feeling and taking pictures all the way.
It's worth seeing! The weather is cool, the city is clean and tidy, a good place for leisure.
We first saw the famous Sydney Opera House (UNESCO World Heritage Site) from the Royal Botanical Gardens and then walked along the harbor towards it. It was just as magnificent as in the pictures. We took a tour of the Opera House and learned a lot about its history, design and construction. We really wanted to attend a performance there, and we were lucky to get tickets to a concert by the Sydney Chamber Orchestra that night. This was our first full day in Australia (coming from USA) – jetlag and such… The only tickets that were available were behind the orchestra, so we were facing most of the audience. Needless to say, we started feeling very sleepy at some point, even though the performance was great. We fought hard to keep our heads up, and we probably missed some moments, but we really enjoyed being there. During an intermission, you can go outside on a terrace and get great views of the Circular Quay at night while sipping champagne.
The must see when traveling to Australia! I was able to go inside and walk around when people were having a concert one day. It's gorgeous and so well constructed. And the bathrooms are really pretty with lots of fancy towels! The outside of the opera house is just as amazing - a few restaurants that overlooks the ocean, lots of great photo spots, and even a park/garden nearby. Lots of displays and things that come and go outside of the Opera House. Tourists are wandering around, people are jogging, some people are having meetings - it's such a great place to just sit and people watch!
The first encounter, dazzles your eyes, insinuates romance and shocks your heart — the Sydney Opera House is one of the most impressive buildings of the 20th century! This 1973 expressionist freestanding sculpture of spherical roofs and curved shapes is so eternally memorable that it has recently become a member of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Both, the opera tour and/or a performance are great ways to explore the site. The adjunct lounge/restaurant is great for sunset and happy hour cocktails that a mixologist would appreciate.
The symbol for an entire nation, the Sydney Opera House is a classic icon, the anchoring point for the city's magnificent harbor and a pretty excellent venue for music, theatre, or comedy to boot. For the best experience, be sure to see (and photograph) it both during the light of day, against a clear blue sky, and at night, when it's perfectly set in the glitter of Circular Quay. Combine with the Harbour Bridge, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay and the Botanic Gardens for a great half-day.
A visit to Sydney is only complete if you see a performance at The Sydney Opera House. Not all events are black-tie operas, as many theatres have events from comedians to children’s shows – there is something for everybody. A few drinks beforehand at Opera Bar with some live jazz is a favourite with locals, and if your budget allows for more, Gold Pass tickets include a behind the scenes tour of the Opera House and a post-show dinner at one of Sydney’s top restaurants on the Harbour.
"No matter how many places I go to, when you come down on a plane and you see the Sydney Harbour with the Sydney Opera on the side of your window, I know I couldn't move anywhere else. I've seen it hundreds of times, and I am still impressed by its beauty," a Sydney local told me recently. Couldn't agree more. The iconic Sydney Opera is splendid from any angle and a reference around the world for its innovative structure. Come for a performance, or even a Tour inside the building.
The tour of the Sydney Opera House is great, especially if you've never been in an opera house before. The architecture is unique and the venues are really cool. I highly recommend watching a live performance though. I saw a classical music concert but I also saw a separate show where the orchestra performed music with a theme of nintendo games (e.g. scores from mario brothers, zelda, etc.) So look into whats playing. There are all sorts of interesting things to see. Quite an experience!