Opéra Garnier, Paris – France

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)

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The Opera House, Paris,1890-1900

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the Opéra National de Paris in 2009

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Inauguration of the Paris Opera in 1875

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Opera Garnier Grand Staircase

The ceiling of its room is a monumental canvas of 220 m² signed Marc Chagall (1887-1985), unveiled in 1964. 


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Vestibule of the Opera Garnier

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The big focus

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Palais Garnier auditorium and stage

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Paris, Palais Garnier’s large living room 3

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.

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Opéra Garnier, Chagall, Chandelier

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Music on top of Opera Garnier

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Scène de l’opéra Garnier




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