Sydney Opera House to Undergo $202 Million Renovation,Northern Foyer. Image Courtesy of Sydney Opera House
14 Opera Houses That Exude Radiant Old-World Charm
Sydney Opera House Its isolated location, on a patch of land jutting into the harbor, makes the Sydney Opera House, which opened in 1973, all the more visually compelling. Visionary Danish architect Jørn Utzon was the man responsible for this iconic building, with its mesmerizing nexus of interlocking vaulted roof shells sheathed in glazed off-white tiles.