The Paris Opera house is a symbol of opulence and beauty. Built in 1875 and home to the Paris Opera this 1,979-seat theatre is probably the most famous in the world and has been home to some of the most incredible performances in the Opera world.
One of the most breath-taking elements in the theatre is that of the ceiling in the auditorium. Beautifully painted it contains at its apex amazing luxury chandeliers.
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It might not be a good idea to get underneath one of the Chandeliers though as this was the setting for the famous Phantom of the Opera scene. In his rage at the management of the house the Phantom is angry that they will not listen to his requests for Christine to take the lead singing role. He threatens destruction and sees it through with by releasing the blots above and the chandler plummets into the audience. It is a very big draw still to the House which has hosted some of the greats in its halls. You don’t have to be a massive fan of Opera itself which can be a little intimidating to appreciate the grandeur or the intent of this art form. In its simplest terms it’s the following. Opera is usually sung in Italian. There is a reason for this as the language lends itself better to this singing style. Others seems to render it a bit harsh or it is harder for the performer to sing it. Who are the singers first then let’s look at some highlight songs you may have heard?
The Tenor – This is the male lead singer. The strongest and most powerful voice capable fo a range of pitches and notes depending on the Opera’s needs. Examples of this are Placido Domingo and one of the most famous Lucianio Pavarotti
The Soprano. This a lead female singer who can hit the high notes. The most well now are Montserrat Caballe who sang “Barcelona” with Freddie Mercury and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
Famous Opera songs that have been heavily featured are “Nessun Dorma” or “None shall sleep” as featured in the Italia 90 World cup and a lavish Pirelli tyre advert. The Flower Duet from Lakme was used for many years by British Airways as they launched their worldwide flying service. Wagners Ride of Valkyires has been used many times iin film and commercials. You’d better get a comfy seat in the Opera house for that one as it’s from the Ring of the Nieblung and it goes on for quite so time to say the least.