Opera Bastille, Paris
Rue de Lyon, 75012 Paris, France
Opera Bastille - a modern opera house in Paris, part of the socio- business " Paris National Opera." It was built to complement not cope with the demands of a large audience Palais Garnier. The decision to build was made in 1982. Place built chose former Bastilsky station serves the city from 1859 to 1969, is located between Lyon and Sharantonskoy streets from the Place de la Bastille. In 1984 he began dismantling Bastilskogo station, served after its closing platform for various exhibitions. Opera officially opened July 13, 1989 - the two hundredth anniversary in the Bastille. But the theater is constantly earned only from 17 March 1990, putting an opera by Berlioz ' Les Troyens. "
Bastille Opera is one of the most beautiful modern opera houses. The theater building - ultra-modern and gigantic in size that can accommodate 2723 spectators. It is made mostly of blue-gray glass and especially beautiful at night when lit from within. Opera staging open for public review on the outside. The theater has a complex system of mobile platforms and automated controls - can be simultaneously ready nine scenes, necessarily able to quickly change each other and switch from one show to another during the day, alternating performances.