Opera House, Glyndebourne, Sussex: detail of seating on the upper tier
|Architect/Designer||Michael Hopkins & Partners|
|Artist/Photographer||Charles, Martin (1940-2012)|
|Library Reference||MC L 210494|
|Credit||Martin Charles / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Furniture ; Auditoria ; Opera houses ; Seating|
NOTES: The original house at Glyndebourne was part of Glynde Place and dates back to the 15th century, but has been substantially altered over the subsequent centuries. In 1870 the house was enlarged and encased in red brick by the then owner William Langham Christie. In 1934 John Christie built the first opera house in the garden, consequently making the site world famous for the quality of the performances staged there. In 1994 Michael Hopkins was commissioned to design a new opera house. See RIBA149350 for a black and white version of this image.
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