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Sydney Opera House. Pia Kim. When was the Opera House built?. Planning for the Sydney Opera House began in the late 1940s A design competition was launched on 13 September 1955 The winner, announced in 1957, was Jørn Utzon , a Danish architect .

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Sydney opera house

Sydney Opera House

Pia Kim


When was the opera house built

When was the Opera House built?

  • Planning for the Sydney Opera House began in the late 1940s

  • A design competition was launched on 13 September 1955

  • The winner, announced in 1957, was JørnUtzon, a Danish architect.

  • Construction of the opera house began in March 1959. The project was built in three stages.

  • Difficulties, changes on the original plans, and political issues made JornUtzorn leave the project in 1966.

  • Sydney Opera House was opened by her majesty Queen Elizabeth II on October 1973. JornUtzorn, the designer of the out-standing building, was not invited to the ceremony.


Why is opera house famous

Why is Opera House famous?

  • Sydney Opera House is likely the most easily recognizable symbol of Sydney

  • Australia's best-known building

  • Most distinctive buildings designed

  • A modern expressionist design a series of large precast concrete "shells.

  • The Opera House is a complex of concert halls and theatres, the largest being the Main Concert Hall.


Sydney opera house tours

Sydney Opera House Tours

  • Enjoy and hear a performance on a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House.

  • The Essential Tour

  • Backstage Tour

  • Opera High Tea tours

  • Asian Language Tours

  • Opera and Koalas Tour.


Bibliography

Bibliography

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Opera_House

  • http://www.google.com.au/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi

  • http://www.ritas-outback-guide.com/sydney-opera-house-facts.html

  • http://www.sydneyatoz.com.au/pl_opera_house.asp


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