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The Sydney Opera House Tour

1. The Sydney Opera House Tour

More than 60 years ago, a young Danish architect, Jorn Utzon, designed what is now considered one of the greatest buildings of all time. It is a work of art that came in existence against impossible odds and went on to become one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world, putting Sydney on the map forever. On the Sydney Opera House tour, you will discover the stories, history, and magic of Sydney Opera House as you follow your friendly guide underneath the sails and into the UNESCO World Heritage masterpiece. The opera house is home to 1,000 rooms, 300 corridors, and hundreds of tales and secrets. Step inside the inspired theatres where more than 1800 performances come to life each year, and learn how Danish architect Jorn Utzon’s groundbreaking design and vision for a world-class performing arts came into existence. You might catch a rehearsal in action, or the crew working on a set.

'Madama Butterfly' at Sydney Opera House by Opera Australia

2. 'Madama Butterfly' at Sydney Opera House by Opera Australia

Experience the ravishing romance of Madame Butterfly in a bold new production by Australia’s most famous choreographer, Graeme Murphy. Enchanted by the beauty of Japan, the American naval officer Pinkerton takes a young geisha for his wife. The innocent Madame Butterfly falls helplessly, hopelessly in love. But every ship must return to its shore, and Pinkerton returns home, leaving his bride behind. Butterfly waits patiently for her husband to return, and when he comes at last, both lovers have a surprise in store. This long-awaited reimagining uses the same incredible technology that wowed audiences in Aida, where towering flexible LED screens form a dynamic backdrop filled with moving images. Puccini’s sumptuous score includes the hit aria ‘Un bel di’. See it if you like a good tearjerker, Miss Saigon, stunning sets and costumes

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What people are saying about Sydney Opera House Joan Sutherland Theatre

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Attention to detail was splendid. On time. Had free storage for backpacks and coats. Wonderful history lesson. Very considerate for all guests. Highly recommend for all guests b

The tour was very informative and the tour guide was very helpful. We really enjoyed it and if you are from another state or country then it is definable a must.

Fabulous tour. Such an amazing building. Knowledgeable and passionate tour guide.

Great experience and Valuble for everyone who loves to visit Sydney Opera House

Great tour on a iconic masterpiece the design the tech and the history