The Sydney Opera House Celebrates 50 Year
20th October, 1973
Sydney Opera House was opened by
Queen Elizabeth II
In 1956, there were 233 entries for the worldwide design competition for the Opera House.
Denmark's Jørn Utzon
was declared the winner and awarded ₤5000 for his creation.
In 2007, the Sydney Opera House was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Seawater drawn straight from the harbor is used to cool the Sydney Opera House.
Annually, about 10.9 million people visit the Opera House.
was the first person to perform at Sydney Opera House.
Seven A380s could sit wing-to-wing on the site.