Waagner-Biro Stage Machinery (Sydney Opera House)

This series NRS 12801 comprises 29 photographs showing stage equipment constructed by Waagner-Biro Akitiengesellschaft, the company contracted to install stage equipment at the Sydney Opera House.

Of the 29 photos, two show stage machinery in the Minor Hall (now known as the Opera Theatre) of the Sydney Opera House. The remaining 27 photographs show examples of stage equipment, constructed by Waagner-Biro AG, that is similar to the stage equipment the company was to build and install at the Sydney Opera House.

Sample of photos

Red book, 1958

Sydney Opera House - the 'Red Book'

This 1958 report (known also as the 'Red Book') was presented by Jørn Utzon to the Premier and the Sydney Opera House Committee in order to give … a project which realizes in practical form the vision of the competition

Sydney Opera House drawings

An International Competition for the design of a National Opera House at Bennelong Point was held in 1956. We hold the original drawings submitted by Jørn Utzon and other competition records

On This Day

10 Jan 1958 - first Sydney Opera House lottery

On this day 10 January 1958 the first Opera House lottery was drawn

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