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Conservation and Evolution

The Opera House is a World Heritage masterpiece of human creative genius. Jørn Utzon’s vision was not only to provide space for the performing arts, but to elevate and celebrate them. He designed a building to express this, which has become a performance in itself.

Described by UNESCO as “a great architectural work of the 20th century that brings together multiple strands of creativity and innovation in both architectural form and structural design,” the Opera House’s immense local and international cultural significance is reflected in its State, National and World Heritage listings.

The Opera House’s commitment to conservation ensures the building and performances it hosts can continue to be enjoyed by all, while enabling  the evolution and change required of a living performing arts centre.