The Sydney Opera House

The Worldwide Icon


Steven Berkoff, English actor, author, playwright and theatre director said "A great opera house isn't run by the director, but by a great administrator." The Sydney Opera House is one of the most known monuments in the world and it is different from most monutments. This world famous building known for its great structure and amazing architecture.
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The Icon

The Sydney Opera House is a very popular landmark and is an architectural icon. In 1955, Utzon had been inspired to build a great and amazing building call the Sydney Opera House. It symbolizes multiple stands of creativity, both in architectural from stuctural design. It's unique architecture and scenic location make it very photogenic. The Sydney Opera House is the only man made landmark in Australia that most non-australians can recognise.
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How it was made

The architect of The Sydney Opera House is Jørn Utzon and Ove Arup, Utzon is the main architect,wanted their building to be different and to be known for the architecture. Utzon was inspired to build a new and different building, in 1955. Utzon didn't really want the opera house to symbolise anything but to be a symbol. Utzon wanted his buliding to not represent who performed in the opera house but its outstanding architecture.
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The Greatest Building

The Sydney Opera House is one of the greatest building in the world and it supports a lot of people and things. The Sydney Opera House was concidered the 20th century's greatest building. As the creative and cultural flagship of Austraila, Sydney Opera House is the place where imagination takes you. It attracts more than 8.2 million vistors a year and contrbutes more than $1 billion to the Australian econmy. The money from the opera house supports more than 12,000 jobs and programs 44% of all performces.

The Icon

The Sydney Opera House is a wold renounced building know for its outstanding and amazing architecture. Spoken by Maria Callas, "An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house". The Sydney Opera House is huge world icon.

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