The Sydney Opera House.

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Sydney Opera House is located in the city of Sydney in the Central Business District, in the state New South Wales in Australia. Also known as the Opera House in Sydney.

This building was designed by architect Jorn Utzon. Its inauguration was held in 1973 and had the presence of Queen Elizabeth II.

It is administered by the Opera House Trust, a body in charge of the Ministry of Art condition. It is home to the Opera Australia, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Expressionist building is a very innovative design. It consists of a sort of prefabricated shells that form the arches of the structure. They chose this type of forms of shells to lighten the weight of the building, whose foundations are supported by 580 pillars 25 meters below the sea level.

The largest domes belong to the roofs of the Concert Hall and the Opera House.

Roofs have over a million glossy tiles and creams to be manufactured autolimpien although maintenance is performed periodically and replacement of some of them.

The entire interior of the building has been built with pink granite, wood and plywood.
In the Sydney Opera House has 800 environments where hosts many cultural events such as theater, opera, musical and ballet performances.

To reach the buildings there are several paths as Circular Quay Station, bus lines or the ferry.
The Sydney Opera House has theaters, restaurants, six bars, two main rooms and several souvenir shops.

The theaters are:
The Concert Hall, which contains the largest mechanical organ in the world.
The Opera House, used by Opera Australia and the Australian Ballet Company.
The Drama Theatre, the Music Hall and the Studio Theatre.
The Opera House of Sydney also hosts other events like weddings and conferences.
Visit the website of the Sydney Opera House, you’ll find information about upcoming events and you can buy your tickets online.
Open Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00 hours. The entrance fee is 15 euros for adults, children under 16, students and seniors is $ 10 Australian.

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Category: Australia, Monuments, Place of interest

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