Grand Theatre de Geneve, Geneva

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Grand Théâtre de Genève is an opera house in Geneva, Switzerland.

As with many other opera houses, the Grand Théâtre de Genève is both a venue and an institution. The venue is a majestic building, towering over Place Neuve, officially opened in 1876, partly destroyed by fire in 1951 and reopened in 1962, after extensive refurbishments, which houses the largest stage in Switzerland. As an institution, it is the largest production and host theatre in French-speaking Switzerland, featuring opera and dance performances, recitals, concerts and, occasionally, theatre.
During the 17th and early 18th centuries, Geneva was heavily influenced by Calvinist orthodoxy and it was not until the middle 1760s that the city agreed to the building of the Théâtre de Rosimond, Geneva's first opera house. Under the influence of Voltaire opera began to flourish at La Grange aux Etrangers and its successor theatre, the Théâtre de Neuve, both of which were located outside the walls of the city.

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  • This is the grand opera house and the front facade looked very majestic. Nicely maintained place. Unfortunately, I was not abel to watch any performance here.  more »
  • Standing inside this gilded theater helps you understand the theory of “art for the sake of art.” This theatre is a metaphor for something more grandiose than I’m able to create – considering I’m...  more »
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  • I didn't get to see much of the inside, but what I did see was quite pretty. It's a really old building and a lot of the old interior design is either reconstructed or partly still there. In celebration of the re-opening of the building there was a fantastic light show on the facade of the Grand theater. Absolutely loved it. The nutcracker ballet was also very impressive.
  • I attended a ballet performance on the opening of the theater after a 3 year renovation period. It is incredibly beautiful inside and the artistic impressions will enthrall you before you take your seat. The walls and ceilings are adorned with beautiful sculptures and paintings. The theater inside has a beautiful ceiling and there are seating spread on 2 levels with 2 level balconies between them.
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