The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, Australia. It is situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and adjacent to the Sydney central business district and the Royal Botanic Gardens, between Sydney Cove and Farm Cove. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the building was formally opened on 20 October 1973, by Queen Elizabeth II. after a gestation beginning with Utzon's 1957 selection as winner of an international design competition. Though its name suggests a single venue, the building comprises multiple performance venues which together are among the busiest performing arts centres in the world—hosting over 1,500 performances each year attended by some 1.2 million people.
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