Going to the Opera

I thought I’d do a quick post on Sydney Opera House, because if you’re in Sydney have obvs seen the Opera House but have you been to an opera? 


Quick facts: 

It was designed by Danish architect, Jørn Utzon

It opened on 20th October 1973

It’s a UNESCO world heritage site as of 2007

Every tourist, traveller and maybe even a local or two have posed for a photo in front of the grand sails. 


But going inside if even more breathtaking. I was even stunned at the roof in the toilets!

Going to the opera at Sydney Opera House was one  of the best things I did. It was my first opera EVER, and we saw a greatest hit collaboration which included songs from such operas as Carmen and the Barber of Seville.


The theatre was amazing and the acoustics were just astounding.


Obviously when singing opera, one would need to have a very loud voice, but I still expected them to wear mics, which they didn’t.
At the interval, we ventured upstairs to a windowed area and got a nice view of the harbour and then harbour bridge. Plus, we got a great idea of the interior architecture.



You can tell why it’s one of the most recognised building of the 20th century!

Amazing architecture, amazing performance! Go to the Opera!

Jess x