The Sydney Opera House was formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II on October 20, 1973, Utzon was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of Architects Australia but was not present at the opening ceremony. There is a strange reason for this, Jorn Utzon was taken off the position as chief architect for the Sydney Opera House in 1966. The reasons allegedly related to delays, schedules and over budgeting. It was a rather abrupt end to Utzon's role in creating a center that encouraged arts across the globe. Jorn Utzon left Australia with his family and never returned to Sydney again until his death in the year 2008.
The Sydney Opera House attracts
performers and performances from all over the world. It is not just
one single hall or stage and boasts of many options for those
interested in encouraging and performing various forms or arts. The
superb design and construction drew the attention of the
UNESCO - and was in 2007, recognized as one of
the World Heritage sites by UNESCO. A distinction it shares with
other venues like the Pyramids of Egypt and the Taj Mahal in Agra,
India. Experts of the World Heritage Committee had this to say about
the sydney opera house, "Sydney Opera House stands
by itself as one of the indisputable masterpieces of human
creativity, not only in the 20th century but in the history of
The main concert hall situated in the sydney opera house can seat over 2,000 people. The concert stage itself covers a space of around 200 square meters. The drama theater housed in the venue can seat around 530 people, a medium sized theater with comfortably spaced seating arrangements. A large drama stage is given a depth of around 14 meters. The Forecourt is an extension that was subsequently added to the sydney opera house. This is an open air amphitheater giving a spectacular view of sydney harbour. The venue also houses one of the finest recording studios with the latest equipment backed by expert technicians.
The above report has been compiled by the Kaisilver web team and we do hope that you have found it to be interesting. Australia is one of the prime sources for opals and another gorgeous green gemstone named chrysoprase. Australian white opals hold a special position in the world's gem and jewelry industry. Though subsequent white opal finds have surfaced from the African nation of Ethopia, Australian opals have sustained their demand for many decades. Chrysoprase is a lovely green gem stone and is sometimes sold under the trade name 'australian jade'. This is however a type of chalcedony and not related to either nephrite or jadeite.
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