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Met Opera Interior Looking Down on the Grand Staircase
13 by 19 inch photographic print of interior of the Met Opera lobby on premium high gloss photographic paper.
Photograph by Jonathan Tichler
About the Metropolitan Opera House
The Metropolitan Opera opened its new Lincoln Center home in 1966 with the world premiere of Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra. The opera house, a masterpiece of mid-century modern design, was created by the architect Wallace K. Harrison.
- 13 by 19 inch photographic print
- Premium high gloss photographic paper
- Shipped in a tube
About The Metropolitan Opera
Founded in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera moved to its Lincoln Center home in 1966.
The opera house was designed by Wallace K. Harrison. Five distinctive arches clad in white travertine form the entrance. The lobby is dominated by a cantilevered stairway, two murals by Marc Chagall, and 11 crystal chandeliers resembling constellations or starbursts.
The two paintings by Marc Chagall decorate the front lobby. On the south wall is “The Triumph of Music,” on the north wall is “The Sources of Music.” There are also statues by Aristide Maillol and Wilhelm Lehmbruck. The crystal chandeliers in both the lobby and auditorium were designed by Hans Harald Rath of J. & L. Lobmeyr of Vienna. Numerous portraits of great Met artists of the past are on display in Founders Hall, on the lower level of the lobby, and costume and memorabilia displays can be found in several locations in the lobby.
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