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The Metropolitan Opera at Night Photograph

Item# 1000007295


13 by 19 inch photographic print of the opera house at night on premium high gloss photographic paper.

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.

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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