Sydney Recreates Opera House Opening Ceremony

The City of Sydney has found a special way to celebrate the opening of the Opera House. Four decades after the iconic building was opened, a recreation of the opening ceremony will be held in the open air of the forecourt.

The Sydney Symphony will perform the concert, which will feature Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’, the same piece that played during the Opera House’s original opening. Opera Australia soloists Michael Honeyman, Bradley Daley, and Tania Ferris will perform at the event, as will the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

There will be a month of events to commemorate the 40th anniversary, including an Anniversary Concert on 27 October. Denmark’s Prince Frederik and Princess Mary will be present as patrons of the event.

According to the CEO of the Sydney Opera House, Louise Herron AM, the event will celebrate the rich artistic heritage of the Opera House. Tickets to the event are available from the Sydney Opera House website.