Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is not only a tourist spot but this house is a representative of beautiful continent-Australia.
This wonderful was thought and predominately built by a well known Danish architect named Jørn Utzon; it was awarded with ‘Pritzker Prize’ in 2003, which is the a great recognition of an architecture work. This masterpiece was opened in 1973, and it is enlisted among the most unique buildings of the 20th century. This beautiful art centre was by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973
This marvelous Opera House is exactly located on Bennelong Point that reaches into the harbor. The skyline view of the Sydney harbor, Sydney Harbor Bridge, and the Sydney Opera Housees, is really an amazing and spectacular sight to see.
This art centre building has several performance venues in which nearly fifteen hundred performances are performed every year.
The performance venues of Sidney Opera House include the Concert Hall with 2,678 seats, Opera Theatre with 1507 seats, Drama Theatre with 544 seats, Playhouse having 398 seats, the Studio with 400 people, the Utzon room with 210 seats and the Forecourt which is a open-air venue most used for outdoor performances.
Apart from shows and performances, some kind of conferences and parties are also happen in this art centre. Being the most visited tourist spots it attracts about 7 million people each year.
Some of the important and interesting information of Sidney Opera House are:
• War and Peace by Prokofiev is the first performance performed in the stage of Opera
• The amount spent to construct this building is about $AU 102,000,000
• Every year nearly3000 events are conducted in the Opera
• This art centre holds about 1000 rooms in it
• The length of the house is 185 meters long and the width is 120 meters and its roof has about 2194 pre-cast concrete parts and the roof holds nearly 1 million tiles
This beautifully designed House was entered in the National Heritage List in 2005, and in 2007, it is included in World Heritage List.