This is the new series starting this month, “Sunday Series“. And now we are having Architecure for Music series.
Music has a close bound with architecture for quite some time. Concert halls are also the ones which effects the music and also effected by music. They have also given birth to great architecture designs in the globe.
This series presents the beauty of the structure, in which creativity flows abundantly.
Today’s building is the famous Sydney Opera House, New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by Danish architect, Jørn Utzonv.
The Sydney Opera House contains five main performance spaces, other areas used for performances, a recording studio, five restaurants, and four souvenir shops.
The five venues making up the main performance facilities:
- The Concert Hall, with 2,679 seats, is the home of the Sydney Symphony, and used by a large number of other concert presenters. It contains the Sydney Opera House Grand Organ, the largest mechanical tracker action organ in the world with over 10,000 pipes.
- The Opera Theatre, a proscenium theatre with 1,547 seats, is the Sydney home of Opera Australia and The Australian Ballet.
- The Drama Theatre, a proscenium theatre with 544 seats, is used by the Sydney Theatre Company and other dance and theatrical presenters
- The Playhouse, an end-stage theatre with 398 seats
- The Studio, a flexible space, with a maximum capacity of 400 people, depending on configuration
Other spaces used for performances and other events include:
- The Utzon Room , a small multi-purpose venue, seating up to 210. It is the only interior space to have been designed by Utzon, having been renovated in 2004 under his direction.
- The Forecourt, a flexible open-air venue with a wide range of configuration options, including utilising the Monumental Steps as audience seating, used for a range of community events, Live Sites, and special-occasion performances
Taken from Wikipedia.
~Sydney Opera House’s official site here.