L’OpéRa+G..

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L’OpéRa+G..

  1. 1. By Abdullah Memon
  2. 2. History <ul><li>Napoleon III ordered to built it in 1862 </li></ul><ul><li>Finished in 1875 </li></ul><ul><li>Named after Charles Garnier, the architect </li></ul><ul><li>Inaugurated on Jan. 15, 1875 replacing the Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique as the Paris Opera </li></ul>
  3. 3. Phantom of the Opera <ul><li>One of counter-weights of chandelier fell in 1896 </li></ul><ul><li>Killed one man </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired Gaston Leroux to write the novel </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most celebrated piece of French literature </li></ul>
  4. 4. Location <ul><li>IXe arrondissement of Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Served by the metro station, Opera </li></ul><ul><li>Also in La Place de l’Opera, a square </li></ul><ul><li>Major tourist attraction in Paris </li></ul>
  5. 5. Size <ul><li>11,000 square meters </li></ul><ul><li>Stage can hold about 450 artists </li></ul><ul><li>Seats 2200 people </li></ul><ul><li>Six ton central chandelier </li></ul>
  6. 6. Architecture <ul><li>Decorated with colored friezes, columns, and statues </li></ul><ul><li>Between columns, many bronze busts of composers such as Mozart and Beethoven </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect example of baroque style of architecture </li></ul>
  7. 7. Influence <ul><li>Several buildings in Poland such as Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków and Warsaw Philharmony edifice in Warsaw based on the L’Opéra Garnier </li></ul><ul><li>The Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. is modeled after Palais Garnier </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bibliography <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palais_Garnier </li></ul><ul><li>http://parisdigest.com/monument/operagarnier.htm </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.com for images </li></ul>

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