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Opera Bastille, Paris

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A striking modern building and performing arts venue, Opera Bastille was designed by the Canadian-Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott. He who was chosen in an international competition that attracted entries from some 1,700 architects. The theater opened 1989. Add Opera Bastille to your Paris travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Paris day trip planning website .
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  • This was my second visit to Opera Bastille and both were throughly enjoyable. It is a very modern theatre, with excellent acoustics and good visibility. I saw a wonderful production of La Traviata. I ...  more »
  • The umpteenth monument contested by Parisians and now an integral part of the city's history! From the time of the most famous Tour in the world, passing through the Pompidou Centre, the Pyramids of the Louvre, the Defense and so on first it is contested and then time becomes gallant. Mitterand strongly wanted this theatre for the lyric, rightly of the style opposite to the Garnier. The Opera Bastille is immense (it is the second largest theatre in the world and the largest in Europe), has exceptional acoustics and is magnificent on and inside. For the record, we saw a "Force of Destiny" by Verdi from open-stage applause!
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  • I'm sure it's pretty, but clean up that drunken graffiti piss and beer can bin of a staircase of your building entering the metro. It's gross and makes me never want to see a show there.
  • Very very good acoustics. Loved the opera play. I was allowed in, even though I was wearing sneakers, which I heard wouldn't have been possible some time ago, so it's not very strict in this sense. I will definitely go again to other play, as it is a night different than all the others.
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