Construction of the Opera House began in 1957, with the expectation that it would take 4 years to build and cost about $4.5 million U.S. dollars.
Fourteen years and $60 million later, the Opera House was opened by Queen Elizabeth II.
If you are an opera lover, why not go where famous divas sing? Book a tour to Australia through our Getaway section.
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