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Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is a performing arts center at Sydney Harbour in Sydney, Australia
There are three resident companies at the Sydney Opera House: Opera Australia, the Sydney Theatre Company, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. More than 8 million people visit the site every year, and as many as 350,00 people take a tour of the building each year.
Here are some facts about the Sydney Opera House:
- The estimated cost to build the Sydney Opera House was $7 million dollars, but the final cost ended up being $102 million dollars.
- A total of 233 designers were submitted for the international Opera House design competition in 1956. Danish architect Jørn Utzon was the winner.
- Construction on the Sydney Opera House was expected to take just 4 years, but it ended up taking 14 years. The construction involved 10,000 workers.
- When the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is performing, the temperature in the Concert Hall must be exactly 72.5 degrees Fahrenheit so that the instruments remain in tune.
The Sydney Opera House is a performing arts center at Sydney Harbour in Sydney, Australia. It is one of the most well-known buildings of the 20th century. The Opera House is made of multiple performance venues which host more than 1,500 performances a year, with over 1.2 million people attending per year.