Written by SoudipAugust 23rd 2014
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Sydney Opera House Historical Facts and Pictures
Located on Bennelong Point, Sydney, the Sydney Opera House is a remarkable specimen of modern architecture. Recently recognized as a World heritage Center, this opera house is described as one of the greatest designed buildings in the 20th century.
Designed by the Danish architect, John Utzon, the structure demonstrates modern expressionist art. Situated on a monumental podium, the roofs of the building are composed of vast precast concrete shells of matte cream and glossy white colors, each measuring a sphere of 75.2 meters radius. The ceilings and walls of the building is constructed with laminated glass that were made in France especially.
Interior of Sydney opera House
Consisting 26,000 seats, the interior of the building displays marvelous art and architecture. The inside section comprises the 2679 seated Concert Hall, the Joan Sutherland theatre, the flexible open aired Forecourt that contains monumental stepped seating arrangements for the audience, the Utzon Room and a studio. Proscenium curtains, tapestry curtains and rich colors are used inside of the opera house, giving a festive look to it. The 2 main halls of the building are built with designed plywood panels, while the opera theater contains black-stained walls and ceilings.
The grand Harbor Bridge at the back of the opera house adds extra delight to its view. Officially opened on 20th October, 1973, this is one of the busiest performing arts centers of the world, hosting more than 1,500 performances a year with an average audience of 1.2 millions.