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The Nouvel Opera house opposite the City Hall is home to the Opera National de Lyon.
The Nouvel Opera house opposite the City Hall is home to the Opera National de Lyon. The 1826 theatre built by Chenavard and Pollet was completely redesigned between 1985 and 1993 by Jean Nouvel who kept only the façades and the foyer on the first floor. He enlarged it by excavating underneath to create a six-level basement, and added an arched glass roof. Today, the glass top has become a classical landmark of the city but the interior design is criticised, for both aesthetic and functional reasons.
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