We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Opera National de Lyon

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Lyon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 69 85 54 54
Website
Today
12:00 - 19:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 19:00
Description:

Lyon's internationally renowned opera.

Book In Advance
More Info
US$56.75*
and up
Lyon City Highlights Segway Tour
More Info
US$26.19*
and up
Lyon City Card

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 97 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Opera House Of Character - Where Old Meets Nouvel!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 August 2016
observer2011
,
Leeds, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 16: English reviews
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
1,317 reviews
530 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 713 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 house grows on you. The opera we saw, "The Fiery Angel" by Prokofiev, was well-produced,... More 

Helpful?
Thank operalover939
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 to try the food , sharing board for two excellent value at 20 euro and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bridge63
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
499 reviews
421 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the original stone building is 2 high floors, arcaded at the ground and on the... More 

Helpful?
Thank observer2011
Normandy, France
Level Contributor
294 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 City Hall

Helpful?
Thank Dutch-Mikey
cardiff
Level Contributor
313 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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, I was not convinced by its architectural style. There were some wannabe performed or practiced... More 

Helpful?
Thank rebecca m
Level Contributor
45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

It's a really strange architecturally speaking building. Seems unique. But i have mixed feelings about it. It surely seems a little have to get to it, while there are people dancing at the outside of the building. I didn't have the chance to attend a happening at the opera but i wish i could have seen the interior i imagine... More 

Helpful?
Thank Theo B
St. Petersburg, Russia
Level Contributor
328 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

The opera Damnation de Faust Berliozin Opera Nationale de Lyon. A warm welcome at the entrance, the dark foyer that suits perfectly well to that opera, one take an escalator and goes up surrounded with black, gold and red. The the hall itself, also quite dark and solemn, though seemed to be small. The seats are located quite comfortably, no... More 

Helpful?
Thank Julia R
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

Opera de Lyon is inside an interesting building, which was built in the early 1990s by the French architect, Jean Nouvel. Situated in the center of the city, you won’t escape from taking a visit.

Helpful?
Thank Helen L
Maia, Portugal
Level Contributor
30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014 via mobile

This building is was rebuild by Jean Novel, and has a modern interior. The building is mainly in red and black, with metallic stairs outside. It's nice, although it's not very spacious.

Helpful?
Thank dederpt
Beziers, France
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

Wonderful theatre fantastic concert - interaction between the conductor Ms DiDonato and the audience was just amazing

Helpful?
Thank Brian C

Travellers who viewed Opera National de Lyon also viewed

 

Been to Opera National de Lyon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Opera National de Lyon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?