6 Secrets about the Sydney Opera House that we bet you didn't know

    Defining the core aesthetics of Australia’s modern artistry, the Sydney Opera House is a hallmark of perfection. Experience it to believe us!

    More than 200 entries were received from across the world for a competition to design an opera house. Interestingly, architect Joe Cahill whose entry was rejected initially by the judges, landed up designing the world’s most marvellous representation of modern day architecture – The Sydney Opera House.

    1. You can take a one-hour guided tour of the house, but the best way to experience its sound and architectural brilliance is by attending a show.

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    2. It was architect, Joe Cahill’s travel experiences that shaped the design of the opera house.

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    3. The world’s most enthralling performing arts venue transforms itself into a panorama of light, music and ideas during the Vivid Sydney Festival.

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    4. Celebrity chef, Peter Gilmore’s restaurant Bennelong at the Sydney Opera House serves the best Australian farm produce.

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    5. Paul Robeson was the first person to perform at the opera house. He sang for the construction workers as they ate lunch.

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    6. Every year, the house hosts more than 3000 events.

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    A photo story by
    Iona Chatterjee