Friday, March 23, 2012

Paris The Phantom of the Opera


If you are a fan of the most famous musical play, The Phantom of the Opera then, you should make a visit to Le Palais Garnier Opera House which also known as Opera National de Paris in the middle of Paris downtown, France. The Phantom of the Opera is actually based on a novel written by French writer Gaston Leroux which eventually adapted into a musical play by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1986. The scenes of theatre set design of The Phantom of the Opera musical play is inspired and adapted from Le Palais Garnier Opera House. The Palais Garnier is recognized as the most famous opera house in the world, a symbol of Paris like Notre Dame cathedral and the Louvre.
 
Le Palais Garnier Opera House is very stunning with beautiful structure, which is well worth to visit during your trip to Paris, France. You will be very amazed with the detailed artwork and statues until you can't stop taking pictures at every angle inside the opera house. You don't have to be necessarily to attend an opera show but you just need to purchase a ticket, to visit the opera house. You are free to roam around and be able to visit The Grand Staircase, Grand Foyer and the auditorium. However, you might not be able to visit the main auditorium if there is a rehearsal going on.


The Phantom of the Opera



Le Palais Garnier Opera House opens every day from 10am to 5pm (last admission at 4:30pm). For more details of Le Palais Garnier Opera House, please visit this official link.  

It is not necessarily to purchase ticket online if you intend to visit the opera house only. You can purchase the ticket for visiting on the spot at the opera house. However, if you wish to watch the opera / musical show, I would suggest you to book the ticket online to avoid disappointment. Most of the time, the tickets for opera / musical shows will be sold out like hot cakes.




Front view of Le Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris, France
Front view of Le Palais Garnier Opera House



Rear view of Le Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris, France
Rear view of Le Palais Garnier Opera House



Waiting area nearby the ticket booth of Le Palais Garnier in Paris, France
This is the waiting area which you could find it nearby the ticket booth of Le Palais Garnier



The first stairway leading to the main area of The Grand Staircase of Le Palais Garnier in Paris, France
This is the first stairway leading to the main area of The Grand Staircase


A huge candle stand at The Grand Staircase of Le Palais Garnier in Paris, France




The Grand Staircase of Le Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris, France
The Grand Staircase is the main section to visit after getting through the ticket entrance



The Grand Staircase of Le Palais Garnier Opera House is built in marble of various colours in Paris, France
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The Amphitheatre of Le Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris, France




This ceiling is decorated with Greek mythology at Le Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris, France
This ceiling is decorated with Greek mythology



This ceiling uses axial symmetry which portrays Greek mythology and decorates with a central chandelier in Le Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris, France
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The Grand Foyer of Le Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris, France
The Grand Foyer



The Grand Foyer of Le Palais Garnier Opera House is decorated with sparkling gold colour in Paris, France
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Rich with gold decoration at The Grand Foyer of Le Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris, France
Rich with gold decoration at The Grand Foyer
 



The Auditorium hosted the most popular musical play, The Phantom of the Opera in Le Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris, France
The Auditorium which hosted the most popular musical play, The Phantom of the Opera



Marc Chagall's ceiling design with the grand chandelier in the middle of the auditorium in Le Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris, France
Marc Chagall's ceiling design with the grand chandelier in middle of the auditorium



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2 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a pretty stunning picture collection you have assembled for us!
    Shame the last picture of the ceiling is so out of character to the beauty of the whole building.
    Thanks for this.
    I am going in Dec this year to visit it and hope to meet a french Face book friend who sang here!
    Woweeeeee...

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  2. Mary, thank you for your comments. I hope you would have a wonderful trip to Paris. cheers :)

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