In the midst of its biggest upgrade since throwing open its doors in 1973, the Sydney Opera House is turning 45. Firmly middle-aged, it’s being nipped and tucked – call it refreshed – for the 1.5 million that go there to see a show, that stroll up and down the Broadwalk taking photos, having a drink and admiring the projections on the iconic sails. 

Photo © Hamilton Lund, courtesy of Sydney Opera House Trust

Reflecting on the occasion, Sydney Opera House CEO Louise Herron leans forward in her seat and gazes out of her office window. It’s a glorious Sydney morning, the kind...

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