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 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? • 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 • 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 • 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