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Sydney Opera House

Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Introduction of Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House convenient corner (Bennelong Point) in the circular quay area of downtown Sydney, the capital of new south wales, faces the port of Sydney (Sydney Harbour), three faces the water, the building is like three huge groups of shells, the appearance is very beautiful. Sydney Opera House, together with the nearby Sydney Harbour Bridge (Sydney Harbour Bridge), is the most important landmark in the Sydney, attracting millions of visitors from all over the world every year. This comprehensive art centre, considered a classic sculpture in the history of modern architecture, is one of Australia's symbolic symbols and was selected as a world cultural heritage by the Common Church of the Nation in 2007.

Sydney Opera House is one of the most characteristic buildings in the 20th century, and it is also the world famous performing arts center, the landmark building of Sydney city. Designed by Danish designer Jon Usson (Jørn Oberg Utzon), the building began in 1959 and was inaugurated in 1973. On 28 June 2007, the building was awarded the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Sydney Opera House will offer an official Mandarin tour every day ,30 minutes each, during which there will be a knowledgeable Mandarin tour guide. Sydney Opera House white appearance, the shell-like sculpture built on the harbor, like the scattered petals floating in the air, has been breathtaking for many years.

Sydney Opera House consists mainly of two main halls, some small theatres, performance halls and other ancillary facilities. Both halls are located within the larger sail structure, while the small performance hall is located within the base at the bottom. The largest main hall is the Concert Hall, which can accommodate up to 2679 people. The original intention was to build the largest hall into an opera house, which was later modified and even the completed opera stage was demolished and rebuilt. A large organ in the concert hall, made by Ronald Sharp (Ronald Sharp) from 1969 to 1979, is known as the world's largest mechanical wooden connecting rod organ, composed of 10500 wind pipes. The smaller of the main hall is the Opera House. Since the larger main hall was originally designed as an opera house, the small hall is not considered suitable for large opera performances, the stage is relatively small and the space given to the band is not convenient for large bands to play.

The first group of shell pieces on the west side of the lot, four pairs of shell pieces arranged in series, three pairs facing north, one pair facing south, inside is the largest concert hall (Concert Hall) and theater (Drama Theatre) of the theater. a second group of shells is on the east side of the lot, roughly parallel to the first group, in the same form and on a slightly smaller scale, which is mainly the jonsa seran theatre (Joan Sutherland Theatre). The third group of shells, the smallest in their southwest, consists of two pairs of shells, with some restaurants and bars inside. Other theatres (PlayHouse), studios (Studio), recording studios, shopping shops and so on are also skillfully arranged in the pedestal.

Sydney Opera House hosts thousands of performances each year, including ballet, opera, drama, dance, music, comedy and children's program.

Moreover, Sydney Opera House has been the highlight and most ornamental site at the annual Dynamic Sydney Lighting Music Festival (Vivid Sydney), which is held from late May to early June.

Sightseeing tours and fees:

  • External visits: free;
  • Sydney Opera House Tour (Sydney Opera House Tour): Under the guidance of a professional guide, step inside the opera house and explore its magic
  • Duration: about 1 hour;
  • Number of events: daily from 9:00 to 17:00, every 15 minutes or 30 minutes;
  • Costs: adults :$42; children (5-15 years):$22; families (2 big and 2 small):$106;
  • Language: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Mandarin tour guide services, including Putonghua tour guide daily 9:30,11:00,13:00,14:30;

Backstage Tour (Backstage Tour): Explore the back of the Opera House that is not open to the public, visit the rehearsal space and enjoy breakfast in the exclusive area of the performe

  • Duration: approximately 2.5 hours
  • At 7:00 a.m. every day, please arrive at the back door (Stage Door) before 6:45.
  • Cost :$175; children aged 10 to 15 years are required to visit adults; children under 10 years of age are declined;
  • Language: English only;

Sightseeing & Gourmet (Tour and Tasting Plate): Same as the Sydney Opera House tour and go to Opera House Kitchen (Opera Kitchen) at the end of the tour, with sparkling Sydney Harbor, enjoy Australian cuisine

  • Duration: about 1 hour, and after the tour to the opera kitchen to enjoy food;
  • Number of events: daily from 9:00 to 17:00, every 15 minutes or 30 minutes;
  • Cost: adults :$82.8; children (5-15 years):$64.8;
  • Language: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Mandarin tour guide services, including Putonghua tour guide daily 9:30,11:00,13:00,14:30;

Above activity registration place: upstairs tour guide (Guided Tour Desk)

How to reach:

  • Take the Sydney Free Bus (Free Shuttle Bus 555), get off at Circular Quay and walk for 5-10 minutes.
  • Take bus 333,380,389,392,396,397,399,890, L94、X94 and walk for about 5-10 minutes at the Ring wharf E Station (Circular Quay E);
  • ferry : nearest ferry wharf to the Sydney Opera House is the Circular Quay, where different ferry routes can be selected according to the itinerary;
  • Take Mrs. McCauley's seat (Mrs Macquarie's Chair) from Sydney Royal Botanical Garden (Royal Botanic Gardens) and walk about 10 minutes to the Opera House entrance.
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