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. 

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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.

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The theatre was amazing and the acoustics were just astounding.

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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.

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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

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