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Opera House (Sydney)

General Knowledge | 6-13 yrs | Animation, Video

12 Interesting Facts About The Opera House (Sydney)

  1. The Sydney Opera House is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  2. It is famous as a symbol of Australia and one of the most popular performing arts venues in the world.
  3. The Opera House was amongst the 20 finalists in the New Seven Wonders of the World project of 2007.
  4. It was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon.
  5. The Opera House building represents a ship at full sail to fit in with its setting on Sydney Harbour.
  6. The construction of the Opera House took 17 years and more than 102 million dollars were spent on it.
  7. It was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II on October 20, 1973.
  8. The Opera House covers 4.5 acres of land and contains five main performance spaces, a recording studio, five restaurants and four gift shops.
  9. The Concert Hall of the Opera House has a seating capacity of 2,679 guests. The Opera Theatre has a seating capacity for 1,507, the Drama Theatre, 544, and the Playhouse has an intimate seating arrangement for around 398 patrons.
  10. The Sydney Opera House conducts almost 3000 events each year and has an annual audience of 2 million for its performances.
  11. The Sydney Opera House has its own opera based on it, called the ‘Eighth Wonder.’
  12. The Sydney Opera House was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site on June 28, 2007.

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