A grandstand view of the world's best fireworks is one reason to put Sydney Opera House on top of your list of New Years Eve ideas. Here are some more. I don't want to sound like a walking advertisement for the Sydney Opera House, but if you're in Sydney on New Year's Eve … [Read more...]
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House has it all: drama, passion, political scandal. Deeply flawed and drop dead gorgeous, it has become Sydney's international signature.
Of course you'll see it. But don't stop there. That's just the plain vanilla. Have the whole luscious full flavour experience.
You'll find performances to suit every taste in one of the concert halls, theatres or studios. We have one of the world's top chefs running the restaurant. And the Opera House is ringside for every special event on or around Sydney harbour - New Years Eve comes to mind.
Jorn Utzon was 38 and inexperienced in project management when he stumbled into the bearpit of politics in NSW Australia. He didn't escape unscathed. Utzon's Early Years Born in Denmark as the First World War came to an end in 1918, Jorn Utzon graduated from the Royal … [Read more...]
A work of art in itself, the Sydney Opera House construction was also a technological leap forward and the begetter of later work by Gehry, Hadid et al. The Riddle of the Shells Once the podiums of the Opera House were defined, the overwhelming problem of the … [Read more...]
Sydney Opera House history tells of a lengthy gestation and a difficult birth. Jorn Utzon's baby wasn't quite right inside - and its problems increase with age. Early History of Sydney Opera House In the late 40s, Sydney saw itself as the leading Australian city. … [Read more...]
Sydney Opera House facts: The Sydney Opera House is located on Bennelong Point at East Circular Quay in Sydney, New South Wales, on latitude33° 51' 35" S and longitude 151° 12' 50" E. Influenced by Mayan architecture and the Australian coastline, the opera house connects the … [Read more...]