The Queen officially opens the Sydney Opera House (1973)

The Queen on stage at the opening ceremony for the Sydney Opera House.
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The Queen officially opens the Sydney Opera House (1973)
Year:
1973
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Queen Elizabeth II with other dignitaries including Prince Phillip on stage, for the opening ceremony of the Sydney Opera House on 20 October 1973.

The ceremony included a display of fireworks and a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No 9. Thousands of people celebrated the ceremony along the shoreline and in boats on the harbour, while another 3 million people all over the world viewed the proceedings on television.