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Sydney Opera House


Catching lightning in a bucket: archiving the performing arts in the digital age. Article by Paul Bentley. Touches on Sydney Opera House history and archival practices in the context of developments worldwide. Initially published in Online Currents April 2013 and reprinted with kind permission of Thomson Reuters. Full text


Evolving stages: Australian performing arts online. Article by Paul Bentley reprinted with kind permission of Online Currents. Includes commentary on information management at the Sydney Opera House during the 1990s. Full text.


Frank Barnes, 1926-2005: the model of a general manager. A tribute by the Wolanski Foundation to the man who launched the Sydney Opera House and the Dennis Wolanski Library. Full text.


History matters: an introduction to Turning the Kaleidoscope, a series by Paul Bentley on the history of the House. Text.


A matter of integrity. A review by Paul Bentley of Yuzo Mikami's book on the Sydney Opera House, Utzon's Sphere: how it was designed and how it was built. Full text.


The outside story: summary of new novel by Sylvia Lawson on 'the fraught and contested history of the Sydney Opera House.


Sydney Opera House: an annotated list of sources. Monographs, serials, articles, films, video recordings, CD ROM, archives & manuscripts, oral history interviews, press clippings, programs, architectural drawings, models and exhibitions compiled by Paul Bentley December 2000. See top shelf recommendations.


Sydney Opera House: site, design, construction, costs by Philip Drew. Notes for presentation to TAFE students, Sydney, 2002 Text


The Sydney Opera House story: a chronology 1606-, compiled by Paul Bentley to record the story of the Dennis Wolanski Library of the Performing Arts and associated projects within the context of the Sydney Opera House story, the connection of theatre with Bennelong Point site, Jørn Utzon’s involvement with the House and changes to the building. Text


Utzon and the Sydney Opera House: as it happened 1918-2000. 

Information on a new book by architectural historian Philip Drew and a copy of his address given at the launch by the Hon Peter Collins, QC at the Museum of Sydney, 20 Nov 2000. 


Wolanski Foundation support for Sydney Opera House. The Wolanski Foundation has renewed its relationship with the Sydney Opera House Trust by providing funds to support a number of activities relating to the history of the House. More details.


See also


Dennis Wolanski Library of the Performing Arts. Pages re history and former collections, including location of material transferred to other repositories 



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