Lyon: Opéra

Country: France
Department, Region: Rhône, Rhône-Alpes
City: Lyon
Location: place de la Comédie

Built 1831 as "Grand Théâtre" by Antoine-Marie Chenavard and Jean-Marie Pollet, on the site of a previous theatre (built 1756 by Jacques-Germain Sufflot, demolished). Opened 1 July 1831 with Boieldieu's "La Dame Blanche". Ca. 1840 rebuildings. 1985-1993 complete rebuilding by Jean Nouvel within the exterior walls, preserving only the foyer. Addition of a glass dome. Re-opened 14 May 1993. Also known as "Opéra Nouvel" in honour of the architect, Jean Nouvel.

Notable world premieres:

  • Gavin Bryars: Medea (23 Oct 1984)

Link: www.opera-lyon.com

[Lyon: Opera] Front Text: "Lyon artistique - Opéra-Grand-Théâtre"
Publisher: Lescuyer, Lyon
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Lyon: Opera] Front Text: "Lyon - Opéra-Grand-Théâtre"
Publisher: Lescuyer, Lyon
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Lyon: Opera] Front Text: "L'Opéra", text on building: "Opéra"
Reverse Text: "L'Opéra de Lyon"
Publisher: Clio, Lyon; A 86 1149
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Lyon: Opera] Picture: after the 1985-1993 rebuilding
Front Text: "Lyon"
Reverse Text: "Lyon - L'Opéra et la place Louis-Pradel - Jean Nouvel, Architecte - Yann Keralse, Artiste optronicien"
Publisher: Aquarupella; Collection Subervie
Size: Modern
Sent: from Lyon to Düsseldorf (Germany), 2000


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