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“A truly engaging tour”
Review of Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House
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Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House
Ranked #3 of 488 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Follow our friendly guide on an incredible tour of Sydney Opera House -exploring the World Heritage-listed masterpiece home to 1000 rooms, 300 corridors and hundreds of tales and secrets. Step inside the inspired venues where more than 1600 performances come to life each year and walk in the footsteps of stars like John Cleese, Pavarotti and The Cure. With audio visual aids you will be taken back in time to when the first concrete ribs were laid down at Bennelong Point and learn how Danish architect Jorn Utzon's ambitious vision for a world class performing arts came into existence. You can't experience Sydney Opera House without taking this tour! Tours run daily from 9am - 5pm. Available in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish and German.
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is one thing to view the Opera House from a the harbor, another thing to walk around the exterior - and something truly insightful and informative to take the tour of the interior. The explanation of the conceptualization, planning, execution and current use of the theater is eye-opening and the story of Jørn Utzon is particularly compelling. Definitely time well-spent.

Thank Judith R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On first sight it was a huge beautiful opera house. The internal of it is so huge and comfortable and songs are of a dynamic

Thank norhamar a
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Its a wonderful place to visit. Even if you are not going to see any operas,...its a great place to visit and see the classic beauty of this opera house. There are lots of cafes and shops around to see and its a very pleasant area to be in.

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sydney Opera house is very well known and managed to take pictures and the scenery is very nice. All the places in Sydney is very convenient for tourist due to their Zootopia Train. So far I went to Sydney twice and don't mind to visit every year.

Thank mummykitty
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Reviewed 4 days ago

OK, this place was built in the 1960's and opened in the early 70's, but don't hold that against it. No, there isn't a painting by Da Vinci or Chagall on the ceiling anywhere. There is actually quite a lot of bare concrete, but just the sheer sweeping grandeur of the place can leave you breathless.
Firstly, go and see a concert in there. i'm a suck for big symphony and that is its forte to be honest. But go and see something that the building was designed for. The best thing with that is to make sure you have a glass of bubbles (or beverage of choice) at the interval while you look across the harbour. There is no equal anywhere in the world.
Second, if you're interested in the how and why the place was built, go on a tour. The interesting tidbit I picked up was that the site was almost rejected (wtf!?!?!) in favour of a more easier build location up on Liverpool St near the park. Thank goodness someone saw sense and killed that idea!
Third, the restaurant (used to be Guillaume but changed now I think) is great if you are going to a show and you can either eat before or after. Bit pricey though.
Anyway, if you don't do anything else or are pressed for time, a simple walk around it will do. Heads up, the Opera Bar is probably the most expensive place in Sydney for a drink (and that's saying something...) but you really can't beat the views.
Enjoy!

Thank KBS61
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