Sydney Opera House - Forgotten Wonders of the World

Located in Sydney, New South Wales in Australia, the Sydney Opera House is one of the most daring buildings of the world. This building has been made a UNESCO world heritage site. This building is situated close to the Sydney Bridge and is one of the best known icons of Australia. The Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous venues for performing arts and is also home to Opera Australia, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony.

The design of the Sydney Opera House was chosen after making a choice between 233 entries from 32 countries. It was the idea of a Danish architect Jorn Utzon which was selected. The Sydney Opera House is a modern-day design which has shells of concrete making for the roof of the building. 1.8 hectares of land is covered by the Opera House and is 183 metres long and 120 metres wide.

The Opera House contains five main performance spaces and other areas are used for different purposes. The venues of performance facilities are the Concert Hall, the Opera Theatre, the Drama Theatre, the Playhouse and the Studio. Other spaces in the house have been used for the Utzon Room, the Forecourt, a recording studio, five restaurants and four souvenir shops.

     
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