The first performance at the Opera House occurred during its construction, when singer and civil rights activist Paul Robeson performed for the workers in November 1960. After his performance Robeson signed the gloves of the many workers who lined up to meet him, and he was presented with a hard hat inscribed with his name.
Since that time, the Opera House has been the site of many thousands of performances. In 2008, the concert hall was even transformed into a forest by French artist Pierre Huyghe, for the Biennale.
What memorable Opera House performances have you experienced? We’d love you to comment with some of your own Opera House memories.