Opera House, Glyndebourne, Sussex: looking out through the glass doors of the canopied foyer to the older house
|Michael Hopkins & Partners
|Charles, Martin (1940-2012)
|MC N 300494
|Black and white
|Martin Charles / RIBA Collections
|Country houses ; Glass ; Doors ; Opera houses ; Canopies
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 RIBA156087 for a colour version of this image.
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