Today, the most symbolic opera houses in the world is undoubtedly Sydney’s Opera House. Located on a piece of land that juts out into the spectacular Sydney Harbour, this Opera House stands tall as a symbol of contemporary architecture. The opera house boasts of surreal views of the harbour which is dotted with sailboats, yachts and motor boats. A must-see for any traveller visiting this stupendous city, the opera house frequently offers tours for visitors who wish to see the structure’s beautiful architecture without catching a real opera. Designed by Jørn Utzon in more recent times, 1973, the design suggests a series of overlapping shells and sails. The grand opening took place with a public performance of Prokofiev’s War and Peace.