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The Opera National de Lyon

The World of Opera

The Opera National de Lyon The World of Opera


When the Ferris wheel lifts visitors over the rooftops of the French trading town, a vaulted half cylinder catches the eye amidst the sea of buildings – the Lyon Opera House. This is the work of architect Jean Nouvel, who placed a steel and glass barrel vault atop the old opera house's classicist facade. His intentional unification of contrasts explores the intersection between tradition and innovation. It is culture as refracted through the zeitgeist – modern opera.

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  • Directed by:
    • Christian Romanowski
  • Venue: Lyon Opera House (Lyons, France)
  • Production date: 2004
  • Duration: 26 min
  • Production: © e-MP / EuroArts Music International
  • Available version(s): EN
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