||Best of Australia
centuries people from diverse social standards have been captivated by
the classic and emotional performing art, opera. Australia was never left
behind when it comes to art. The Sydney Opera House was already proposed
in 1947 and the official design and architecture was submitted in 1957.
This revolutionary architecture took 14 years to complete and in 1973,
Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the Sydney Opera House. The Opera
House has been used to perform thousands of operas over the years.
beginners, opera is a form of classic stage performance of passionate
singing and acting of a story. Most operas run between 2½ to 3 hours with
at least one intermission. However, some operas might run for as long
as 5 hours such as the classic Lohengrin. Operas can be performed in many
languages such as German, Spanish, Russian, and English. These days, however,
many operas are already translated to or written in English.
opera etiquette including dress code and when to clap during the performance
are important knowledge to those planning to go for their first opera.
Patrons can dress in whatever they are comfortable with. However, most
people prefer to dress formally as they consider this occasion traditional
and a classic. As to when to clap, a general guideline would be to observe
the conductor and wait for him to put down the baton before applauding.
1956, Opera Australia presents this most passionate and exhilarating form
of art at a supreme standard. Since its origin, Opera Australia has worked
to attain international status. Today, they rank as the third busiest
opera in the world. Comprised of many distinguished composers, they have
been able to craft their own distinctive Australian accent of artistry
and passion into their performances.