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Review of Opera National de Lyon

Opera National de Lyon
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$57.08*
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Ranked #49 of 197 things to do in Lyon
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Owner description: Lyon's internationally renowned opera.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

A first theater was built here by Soufflot during the 18th century. Nevertheless, the theatre soon became too small and the architects Chenavard and Pollet rebuilt a brand new one in a neo-classical style in 1830.

At the beginning of 1980s, out of age and not meeting the needs any more, the Opera had to be renewed. A competition for architects was thus launched and won in 1986 by Jean Nouvel. The new Opera of Lyon was inaugurated in May 1993 and is now part of the international architectural heritage. Outside the opera house, Nouvel only kept the outer walls. He also dug new underground levels and added a semi-cylindrical dome that is used by dancers. On the opera house front wall, 8 muses have been kept in place (Uranie, the 9th one was removed to respect the symmetry of the building).

Visited April 2012
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Lyon, France
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“Opera National de Lyon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

Beautiful architecture, good accoustic. D'ont miss "Le cafe des muses " where you can have a meal at the top, surrounding the the city

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“January Visit to An Opera House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2010

We had a guided tour around this theatre as part of a 'french exchange' programme and I have to say it was a marvellous building architecturally, especially from the dance studio where the glass windows gave stunning panoramic views of the city. Worth a visit!

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