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The Music Quest: Answer 2
About This Daily Classroom Special
The Music Quest  focuses on discovering the wonders of our musical universe. Visit it for a musical question—a description and hints about a mystery composer, musician, instrument or musical excerpt.
The Music Quest was written  by former Teachers Network Web Mentor Kristi Thomas, a teacher at  William F. Halley Elementary School Fairfax Station, Virginia.

  Answer 2

THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Sydney, Australia

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most magnificent buildings in the world. From it's dramatic location on Bennelong Point in the Sydney Harbor, this significant cultural landmark has come to represent 'Australia.'

The Sydney Opera House was designed by renowned Danish architect Jorn Utzon. The building is evocative of a ship at full sail and appears to be floating in the beautiful blue harbor of Sydney. Against the skyline and framed by the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the Opera House is a breathtaking site.

Utzon's innovative design was so extraordinary that it actually exceeded the capabilities of engineering at that time. After winning the design competition for the Opera House, it took Utzon several years to develop a way to actually build the structure's most distinguishing feature - the 'sails' of the roof.

The Opera House was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on October 20, 1973.It includes 1000 rooms and presents over 3000 events each year. The Opera House has an annual audience of 2 million for it's performances, concerts which range from opera to jazz, classic to contemporary, from dance to drama.

 

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