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|Subject: Sydney Opera House 14/11/2010, 11:52 am|| |
The Sydney Opera House is situated in Sydney, Australia. The operahouse was made a part of the UNESCO, World Heritage Site in 2007 and issaid to be the world’s most distinct 20th century buildings. It is alsoconsidered one of the most famous performing art centers in the world.The Sydney Opera House was built by an architect Jorn Utzon and alsoreceived the Pritzker prize in the year 2003. The synopsis of thequotation that was written on it said that the opera house is one ofthe masterpieces designed by this architect and will be considered theicon of the 20th century not only for this city but also for thecountry & continent of Australia.
The Sydney Opera House is located on the Sydney Harbor, which is veryclose to the Sydney Bridge. The opera house serves as a venue for artperforming center rather than just the opera theater. To name a few, itbecame a major presenting venue for Opera Australia, The AustralianBallet, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony. It ismaintained and administered by the Sydney Opera House Trust.
The opera house has a concert hall with a seating capacity of 2,679 seats, the Opera Theaterwith a seating capacity of 1507 seats, a drama theater that canaccommodate 544 seats, a play house, a studio, Utzon Room and aForecourt. The opera house covers a total are of 4.5 acres. It is 605feet long, 388 feet wide and is made up of concrete frame, precast andribbed roof. Its construction got completed in the year 1973.