Lyon Opera, for a night at the opera

Lyon Opera, for a night at the opera

With its “popping” hip hop dancers in its square, and its contemporary glass dome, Lyon Opera is the height of modernity.

Its unusual appearance surprises as much as it delights. The Lyon Opera has one foot in the classical and the other in the contemporary, both in its architecture and programming.

Renovated by Jean Nouvel, all that remains of the old building are the four walls and the public foyer. A symbol of contemporary architecture, a glass roof crowns the opera house and shelters dance studios, as well as a bar with a panoramic view of Lyon. Its seasons still subtly combine various musical and ballet repertories.

Do not miss the opportunity to attend a show, especially since many companies will give their first performances here before going on international tour. Some have even made their debut in the square in front of the opera house, a meeting point for breakdance fans since the 1990s. These include the urban dance collective Pockemon Crew, the most successful hip hop company in the world who have set an international standard.

Opéra de Lyon
1 Place de la Comédie
69001 Lyon
+33 (0)4 69 85 54 54