Opera Anyone?

The highlight of my stay in Sydney was visiting the Opera House. We got a view of it from a ferry. Although it was overcast and rainy, the structure was breathtaking.

Sydney Opera House from harbor

Some of us opted to take a tour, which highlighted the difficulties in creating the amazing architecture. Most was difficult to capture on my cell phone, but I did get an interesting photo of some concrete support beams.

Sydney Opera House structure

Most surprising to me was the exterior. I expected the white “shells” to be smooth. Instead, they’re made up of millions of 2″ tiles that make a stunning mosaic pattern.

Sydney Opera House tiles

After the tour, we had a light dinner at the Opera House cafe, then returned inside to see what I believe must be the most amazing production of Madame Butterfly ever! I managed to get a quick photo of the stage before the lights went out, the curtain lifted, and the audience was absolutely enthralled.

Madam Butterfly about to start

1 thought on “Opera Anyone?”

  1. That was so interesting Ann, thank you for the pictures and the information. Madam Butterfly is one of my favorite operas, you were indeed lucky to get to see it in such a magnificent setting.

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