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2008 Corporate Media Releases

2008 Corporate Media Releases

30 Nov Sydney Opera House Pays Tribute to Jørn Utzon

Chairman of Sydney Opera House Trust, Kim Williams AM, today paid tribute to visionary Danish architect, Jørn Utzon, who died peacefully yesterday in Denmark aged 90. More 

25 Nov Richard Hickox

Sydney Opera House expresses its deepest condolences on the sudden death of Richard Hickox (CBE), Music Director of Opera Australia, to the family of Richard Hickox, the Opera Australia community of artists, administrators and supporters and to the broader performing arts community across the world. More 

25 August Winner of Sydney Opera House photography competition announced

Sydney Opera House and Hewlett-Packard (HP) today announced the winner of the House in Focus photography competition, Charles Fortin of Sydney. More 

12 August Online House History launched today

Sydney Opera House today launched a comprehensive online history of the construction, the site, the personalities and the events that shaped the development of the architectural masterpiece that came to symbolise our nation. More 

16 June House In Focus Photography Competition

Win the chance to have your photography on show at Sydney Opera House! More 

29 May FIFA Congress opens at Sydney Opera House

The eyes of the sporting world will be on Sydney Opera House today when more than 1,000 of the most influential figures in international football attend the 58th FIFA Congress Opening Ceremony. More 

26 May Idea to Icon

Sydney Opera House today announced the release of a new book about one of the world’s most admired and photographed buildings. More 

22 April First indoor escalators and lift for Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House has revealed plans for the first ever interior escalators, which will take patrons to the Opera Theatre and Concert Hall. More 

4 April Sydney Opera House celebrates architect Jørn Utzon’s 90th birthday

Sydney Opera House today celebrated the 90th birthday of its extraordinary and beloved architect, Jørn Utzon. More 

26 March Sydney Opera House and Hungerford Hill: new partnership, new opportunities

Sydney Opera House and Hungerford Hill are renowned for quality and innovation. Both epitomise the Sydney lifestyle and in a new partnership Hungerford Hill will be the Wine Partner of Sydney Opera House in a multi year agreement. More 

25 March Lights out for Earth Hour

Sydney Opera House will turn off the lights on its iconic sails during Earth Hour on Saturday 29 March to help raise awareness about climate change and global warming. More 

12 February Sydney Opera House joins national apology to the Stolen Generations

Australia’s landmark, Sydney Opera House will fly three flags tomorrow (Wednesday February 13) - the national, the Aboriginal and the Torres Strait Islander flags - to symbolically represent reconciliation with indigenous communities. More 

31 January New Director, Marketing & Development

Sydney Opera House today announced that Victoria Doidge has accepted a contract to take the position of Director, Marketing and Development following Naomi Grabel’s two year tenure in the role. More 

23 January New South Wales shines in US spotlight

New South Wales’ position as Australia’s premier arts State and Sydney Opera House’s status as a world class performing arts centre and global landmark was showcased to Americans during the address by Minister for Tourism Matt Brown to over 600 people in New York. More

1 January Sydney Opera House attracts new audiences in 2006/07

The number of people coming to performances at Sydney Opera House grew 7% to more than 1.2 million last year. More 


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