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The Opera de la Bastille, designed by the Canadian architect Calros Ott, opened its doors on 14 July 1989, the 200th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison. This 'opera of the people' is a massive half-round building with a huge facade of glass.

The modern Bastille operahouse was meant to be to replace the Opera Garnier, but also nowadays the Opera Garnier is still used for operas and ballet performances.

The great hall of the new operahouse has 2700 seats, every with an unrestricted view at the stage. Totally the operahouse has five movable stages and the modernest technical equipment. Except to visit a performance it's also possible to make a guided tour of the building.

Directions: The Place de la Bastille is part of 3 arrondissements, the 4th, 11th and 12th. The operahouse is situated in the 12th arrondissement.
Phone: +33 140011970
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera_Bastille

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 28, 2006
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