Ok, I wasn’t at night in the opera and I’m not a soprano, even not a singer.
All jokes apart. Yes, I love the “Phantom of the opera” and I own a CD set of the original recoring in London starring Sarah Brightman as Christine for more than 20 years. I also like the movie, even I’m male.
I walked around the opera and found most of the building covered by hoardings. Only few parts were free to see.
The opera is also known as Opéra Garnier or Palais Garnier. It’s one of the two operas in Paris, named after the builder Charles Garnier. This is the original location of the mentioned phantom story. The story is based on some unidentified noises, rumors and a mysterious, unsolved acciedent happend during the first shows 1875, when the candelabra felt of the ceiling and hit a concierge to death.
As you can see, it’s an impressive building. The man front is honouring several composers like Mozart or Beethoven. At the side entrance is a monument with floor plan of the opera.
You can also visit the opera and watch it from inside. You’re even allowed to take phots, but don’t use a tripod or a flash. The visitor entrace is at the left side, right behind the monument with the map on it. We choose to pospone our visit.
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