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Opera National de Lyon

1 Place de la Comedie, 69203, Lyon, France
+33 4 69 85 54 54
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Lyon's internationally renowned opera.
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1 Place de la Comedie, 69203, Lyon, France
+33 4 69 85 54 54
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Every summer, from June till September (date to check on the website), there is a temporary bar on the rooftop of the Opera. It starts around 6.00 pm until 11.00 pm, from Thursday to Sunday. You may have to wait a bit before taking the...More

1  Thank Nathalie G
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I feel like a con artist writing my experience here because I did not actually enter the venue itself!!!!! What I did with friends though was attend a great Jazz concert at the entrance if the Opera house. Food and beverages were available. The vibe...More

Thank yorom
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The operahouse was renovated by Jean Nouvel and we had great expactations. But the overall experience was a disappointment to us. The new structure is looking a bit like a factory on the outside. The interior design was neither beautiful or comfortable, the accoustic quality...More

Thank brbhollevoet
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Lyon Opera house is the scene for a multitude of shows, from opera, to dance to symphonic concerts. Its unique architecture with a shell inside the building prevents the spectators from being bothered by the vibrations of the subway.

Thank Couplefranco-jap
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We came here with family to see Strauss' a night in Venice. The opera is located near the town hall and is a pleasant spot for the evening (there's some break dancers around here if you want some passing entertainment!). The performance was in German...More

Thank Pete L
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The architect took an older house and rethought is completely. The result is very modern, but it works. It uses the horseshoe configuration, still the best possible configuration for an opera house, and once you get used to the dominance of the colour black the...More

1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic night with friends! Music had everyone up and dancing and the staff were very friendly and happy even though run off their feet as so busy! We didn't see much off the building as came for the music but we're lucky enough...More

Thank Bridge63
Reviewed 17 August 2016

By a quirky coincidence the name of the architect (Jean) Nouvel is almost a de facto pun on the French word for new. The external appearance is also quirky too but it somehow all fits and exudes a kind of cheerful character. The front of...More

Thank observer2011
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The building is a combination of old and new (like most of Lyon). They gutted the old Opera building, leaving only the facade and foyer, placed a very modern top to it. But it does work, although slightly out of place next to the main...More

Thank Dutch-Mikey
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Designed by famous architect Jean Nouvel, the opera house named after him. The exterior was very imposing and the interior was very black, one can hardly see anything in there. The entrance foyer was tiny and not very grand as a national opera house. No,...More

Thank rebecca m
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