Opera Garnier theater in Paris, one of the most famous and important opera and ballet theaters in the world.
Is situated in the Palais Garnier in the IX district of Paris, near the end of the avenue of the Opera Metro Station. The building is considered a benchmark of eclectic architecture in the Beaux-Arts and belongs to the era of a major transformation of the city, embodied by Napoleon III and Haussmann prefect.
For a long time, the building of the theater was called the Paris Opera, but after opening in 1989, the second theatrical platform for the Paris National Opera - Bastille Opera House , it became known as the name of the architect Charles Garnier. The two institutions merged in the public and commercial enterprise " Paris National Opera"