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Sydney Opera House

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Opera House - one of the most easily recognizable building in the world; icon and business card of Sydney, Australia. Sydney Opera House is not unlike any other building in the world. The exterior of the building is decorated with parusoobraznaya roof, which gives it a special charm. Today this place is visited annually by millions of tourists. Sydney opera is included in the 1000 popular attractions in the world by our website.

The concert hall seats just over 2600 spectators, and the opera hall is designed for 1.5 persons. The building has two other facilities designed for dramatic productions and view movie times. Before construction of the theater on Bennelong Cape is a tram depot, and even earlier - fort. During the construction of the original building Dane swinger architect J. Utzon was awarded the Pritzker Prize.

Shells on the roof of the Opera is made of millions of small tiles that with proper lighting will shine in different colors of the rainbow. Moreover, the roof is often arranged light shows. The construction of the Opera began in 1957, and presumably was to take 4 years, but spread over all 14 years. The facility also had spent much more than it was planned, but judging by the results, it was worth it. To create such an original opera architect inspired coming into Sydney Harbor ships sails widely straightened.

It is noteworthy that the theater opened staged Prokofiev's "War and Peace". In the large hall of the building it is one of the largest organs in the world. Halls opera houses decorated with the largest curtain of tapestry in the world. Not so long ago for a new theater hall with a capacity of 364 viewers was opened in the spirit of the avant-garde. Driving distance can ferry or train from Circular Quay station.


Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000

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