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“Beautiful building with great history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9250 7111
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Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House
Ranked #3 of 372 things to do in Sydney
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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.
Madison, Wisconsin
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“Beautiful building with great history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

The tour was fantastic and interesting. Beautiful building. See a show and have a drink at the Opera Bar!

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Jeju, South Korea
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“True Beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I absolutely love the Sydney Opera House. Sydney in general is a beautiful city with lots of waterfront property and development. Take an afternoon and walk around the harbour, have a drink with a seaside view, and enjoy the beauty. I didn't take a tour, but I heard they are quite good if you are interested in the building/events. The Opera House is also stunning at night (it's lit up). Don't go to Sydney without seeing this iconic building.

Visited December 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“See a play or concert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The outside is of course magical. But don't just stop there with a quick photo, if you have the time. We bought tickets for a play online at their website and had such a great experience! I'm so glad we got to explore the many staircases and enjoyed a drink before the show. It will be a great memory for us!

Visited January 2013
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Whidbey Island, WA
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“You Can't Go to Sydney Without a Trip to The Opera House!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The Opera House is even more stunning as you approach than it is in photos. The architecture is amazing. We went early in the morning and aside from having beautiful light for taking pictures, we were alone for much of our walk. We saw only a couple of other people until later in the morning when the tours and others arrived...get up early, it's worth it!

Visited December 2012
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“Nice acoustics”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

5 stars for the main concert hall. I rushed to buy tickets before I flew in and was only able to get a seat near the very back but the acoustics was great! It was a sold-out classical performance and they were recording a CD. Sitting in the very back, the attire was very casual as it was almost all tourists (for those who do not like talking though, note that some ppl talked almost throughout); some even had small packs.

2 stars for the tour. I paid for a tour for the next morning (you do not have to pre-book even though I did) and many of the videos shown skipped / didn't work and the tour was heavy relied on the videos. That said, we saw many different halls which you otherwise would not have a chance to see unless you bought tickets for performances in each one.

Visited March 2012
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