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Zürich Opera House

The Zürich Opera House is an opera house in the Swiss city of Zürich. Located at the Sechseläutenplatz, it has been the home of the Zürich Opera since the current building was completed in 1891. It also houses the Bernhard-Theater Zürich.

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I'm an academic in Information Systems, although my undergraduate and most of my postgraduate work was in philosophy. I'm interested in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Adelaide, Philosophy, Anime and a number of computing and Information Systems subjects — especially as regards Knowledge Management, which is my main area of academic study.

I tend to edit widely, as often I wish to improve articles because I see them as important for Wikipedia, rather than because I'm interested in the topic (although I have rather eclectic tastes and reasonably liberal sentiments). I have access to a number of good databases thanks to academia, so I'm not bad at referencing, and I'm always willing to give it a shot when asked. Generally I'll help wherever I can, and I particularly enjoy that feeling which comes from being useful. :) I've also got one of those new digital camera things, and I enjoy taking photos.

Although she rarely edits (try as I might to convince her otherwise) my wife has been known to use her PDethBW account. So we may edit from the same network location.


The extent of my involvement in these articles varies — from major editing and almost complete rewrites, to simply adding references to an already excellent page or helping to establish notability. Drive-by-edits, however, where I add just a couple of references or make some small changes, don't make the list — if the article is here, I'm hoping to make some sort of significant input. I've listed them here mostly so that I can get quick access to them when required. I'm also listing the status of the articles, so that I can keep track, but this doesn't mean that I'm claiming credit for the status: it may simply be that it was already a good or featured article, but I added extra information here and there. Plus, the single coolest aspect of Wikipedia, from my perspective, is that articles are collaborative endeavors. :)

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