The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts center in Sydney. Located on the shores of Sydney Harbour, it is widely regarded as

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one of the most famous and distinctive buildings in the world and a masterpiece of 20th-century architecture.Designed by Danish architect

Jrn Utzon, but completed by an Australian architectural team headed by Peter Hall, the building was formally opened on 20 October 1973 with

Utzon's 1957 selection for an international design competition. After starting as a winner was formally opened. The Government of

New South Wales, led by Major Joseph Cahill, was authorized to begin work with Utzon directing production in 1958. The government's decision

to build Utzon's design is often influenced by circumstances, including cost and scheduling overruns, as well as the architect's

eventual resignation.The building and its surroundings occupy the entire Bennelong Point on Sydney Harbour, between Sydney Cove

and Farm Cove, near the Sydney Harbor Bridge, adjacent to the Sydney Central Business District and the Royal Botanic Gardens.