Photo of title: Palais Garnier auditorium and stage.
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A masterpiece of nineteenth-century theater architecture, the Palais Garnier (or Opéra Garnier), built by Charles Garnier and inaugurated in 1875, is a masterpiece of nineteenth-century theater architecture. Its construction was decided by Napoleon III as part of the major renovation works of the capital carried out under his order by the Baron Haussmann. (parisinfo)
Opera Garnier full frontal architecture, May 2009
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The Opera House, Paris,1890-1900
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Opera Garnier Grand Staircase
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Inauguration of the Paris Opera in 1875
by Detaille, Collections of the Château of Versailles (cropped)
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The ceiling of its room is a monumental canvas of 220 m² signedMarc Chagall (1887-1985), unveiled in 1964.
Opéra Garnier, Chagall, Chandelier
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Scène de l’opéra Garnier
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The palate has an area of 11,000 m2 useful, the largest in the world until 1970, 172 m long, 101 m wide and 79 m elevation. It has 1,156 seats (wikipedia).
The Garnier Theater presents lyrical and choreographic performances.
Paris, Palais Garnier’s large living room 3
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Music on top of Opera Garnier
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The big focus
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Vestibule of the Opera Garnier
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