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10 December 2013

1885 – Opéra de Nice, Nice, France

Architect: Francois Aune After the previous opera house on this site burned down after a gas explosion during a performance in 1881, andarchitectural competition was held for a new building. Francois Aune, a...

08 March 2013

1855 – Cork Opera House (The Athenaeum), Cork

Architect: Sir John Benson / C.J. Phipps The building, originally called ‘The Athenaeum’, was finished by early 1855. It hosted its first performance on 29 January 1855, a concert in aid of the...

28 November 2012

1876 – Proposal for New National Opera House, Thames Embankment, London

Architect: F.H. Fowler Now the site of the New Scotland Yard buildings by Richard Norman Shaw.

03 March 2011

The amazing Guangzhou Opera House

An opera house was planned in Guangzhou as early as 1993, when mayor Lin Shusen championed the new commercial and cultural quarter by the river. Now unveiled to the world, the opera house...

04 February 2011

2008 – Wexford Opera House

Architects: Office of Public Works in Ireland & Keith Williams Architects The new 7,235sqm purpose-designed opera house contains two theatres the principal auditorium 780 seats, and an adaptable auditorium of 175 seats provides...

24 August 2010

1908 – Ellie Caulkins Opera House / Quigg Newton Denver Auditorium

Architect: Robert F. Willison / Semple Brown Design Originally, the building was a multi-purpose structure: it accommodated concerts, operas, theatrical shows, conventions, basketball, auto shows and even circuses. The proscenium of the original...

17 August 2010

1966 – Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, New York

Architect: Wallace K. Harrison Part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the theater opened in 1966, the Metropolitan Opera House contains approximately 3,800 seats and was designed by architect Wallace K....

13 July 2010

2004 – Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava Queen Sophia Palace of the Arts is the final structure built of a grand City of Arts and Sciences concept designed by the Valencia-born and internationally known architect, Santiago Calatrava,...

24 June 2010

1863 – Opera House, Valletta, Malta

Architect: Edward Middleton Barry “The new Opera House at Malta is one of several important public works for the embellishment and improvement of the island which have marked the rule of the present...

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