Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House
View of Sydney Opera House at night with lighting in Australia
Photo by: Diliff, Creative Commons

The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, is one of the world’s most distinct 20th century buildings. It is also one of the most famous performing art centers in the entire world. In 2007, it became a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Sydney Opera House was designed by a Danish architect named Jorn Utzon. He was the winning entry in a competition that was held to find the best design. In 2003, nearly 50 years after construction began, Utzon received the Pritzker Prize, the highest honor given in the architectural industry. The prize included words like “masterpiece” and “iconic” to describe the building. The unique structure has now become one of the most recognizable symbols for the entire continent of Australia.

The iconic opera house is located in the Sydney Harbor, which is very close to the Sydney Bridge. It serves as a venue for several types of performing arts besides opera, including theater and piano recitals, among other arts. It has been the host building for major events like the Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony. It is currently maintained and opearted by the Sydney Opera House Trust.

Sydney Opera House Interior
The interior of Concert Hall, which is the home of Sydney Symphony with 2,679 seats
Photo by: Jason7825, Creative Commons
Day Shot of Sydney Opera House
View of Sydney Opera House during the Day
Photo by: Corey Leopold, Creative Commons
Dark Night at Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House very dark at night
Photo by: Corey Leopold, Creative Commons
Syndey Opera House Panorama
Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House at Night – Panorama View
Photo by: IaRuth, Creative Commons

16 thoughts on “Sydney Opera House

  1. Antigone Crawford

    Our afterschool program will be learning about your wonderful country and cities. It would be great if you could send some information to me for us to use! Thank you so much and can’t wait for you response!

  2. Jackson

    These are fabulous picture, i especially love ‘View of Sydney Opera House during the Day’ its amazing

  3. ashleynicole

    SYDNEY it is better in real life the atmosphere is so unreal its like every bad thing around you has absolutely no existence !

  4. Nagarajan.

    Sydney is beautiful place in the world that every person should visit the place atleast once in his lifetime.

  5. Chloe

    I used to live in Australia,, I love Sydney so much!! It’s absolutely breath taking,, this is definitely a place that I would recommend you go visit:)

  6. aileen

    Im doing a report on Australia and this is the first web site ive encountered and im already in love! i want to visit Sydney but also thhe whole country now it looks amazing 🙂

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