The Sydney Opera House is one of the architectural wonders of the 20th century. It is a magnificent urban sculpture set in a remarkable water scape, at the tip of a peninsula projecting into Sydney Harbor. The Sydney opera House comprises three groups of interlocking ‘shells’ which form the roof of two main performance halls, and a restaurant. These shell-structures are set upon a vast platform, and are surrounded by terrace areas for pedestrians.
The Sydney Opera House was designed by Jorn Utzon, and its silhouette and roof reminds one of a ship in full sail. It has 1000 rooms, including theaters, rehearsal studios, the roofs of the opera house are constructed of 1,056,000 glazed white granite tiles, imported from Sweden.
The Sydney Opera House was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 20th October 1973. It is today one of the most famous performing arts venues in the world, as well as an iconic symbol of Australia.