Video: Get a Front Row Seat to a Performance at the Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House and the Google Cultural Institute teamed up to bring those of us who haven't had the opportunity to visit the Australian music hall in person a chance to go behind-the-scenes. Titled "The Unseen House," the 360-degree video (meaning you can click to the right, left, up, and down to take in different scenes) features music from the Sydney Symphony Opera and musician Nicole Car. Because no video about an iconic music venue would be complete without pitch-perfect tunes.
The entire eight-and-a-half-minute video has a "Fantasia" vibe, sharing what could otherwise be deemed commonplace scenes in and around the building paired with incredibly dramatic music. In short: It's well worth sticking around until the end. In some ways, taking in the Sydney Opera House via video is better than in real life—among the crowds, it's tough to truly appreciate the architecture and details of this landmark. When you've got a pause button and all the time in the world, you're free to peruse and awe as you please.
Right around three minutes, the video gives viewers a front row seat to Car's performance. But if you've ever wondered an Australian sunrise looks like from the venue, start at the beginning. Check out the full video above.
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.