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Free Metropolitan Opera Documentary Stream of "The Opera House"

The Metropolitan Opera offers a free stream each night on the Met website for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. EDT the following day.

Beginning on Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. EDT, the Met will present a free stream of "The Opera House" by award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke.

The 2017 documentary is about the fascinating creation of the new Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, which opened in 1966. Through rarely seen archival footage and recent interviews, discover the untold stories of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New

The Museum of Cantonese Opera Art / Architectural Design and Research Institute of SCUT + Architectural Designand Research Institute of Guangdong Province

The Wansha Lake in The Center. Image © Jing Guo
The Wansha Lake in The Center. Image © Jing Guo

Nightview. Image © Jing Guo Dialogue with city’s public life. Image © Chao Zhang The Underground Exhibition Hall. Image © Zhixiong Zhao © Chao Zhang + 23

Guangzhou, China

International READY.SET Design Competition

Victory Hall Opera [VHO]—in partnership with VMDO Architects of Charlottesville, Virginia—is inviting entries for a modular set design competition. VHO challenges all assumptions about the presentation and interpretation of opera, and is seeking a set design that will rethink what a set can be.

Henning Larsen Selected to Expand Opéra Bastille in Paris

Henning Larsen has been selected to expand and transform the French Opéra Bastille, the largest opera house in Paris. Designed with collaborators Reichen et Robert & Associés, dUCKS Scéno, Peutz & Associés Acoustic Consultants and CET Ingénierie, the proposal includes a redesigned and extended public foyer that will open to street-level activity, as well as expanded infrastructure and workshop facilities, and the addition of a new 800-seat auditorium for use as rehearsal and performance space.

Opéra Bastille Expansion. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen Opéra Bastille Expansion. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen Opéra Bastille Expansion. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen Opéra Bastille Expansion. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen + 6

Guangxi Culture & Art Center / gmp Architects

© Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl + 17

Nanning Shi, China
  • Architects: gmp Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  113764
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018