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Opera House, Glyndebourne, Sussex: the seating in the auditorium with the convex and slatted acoustic panels on the wall behind

RIBA Ref No RIBA156098
Architect/DesignerMichael Hopkins & Partners
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
CityGlyndebourne
Subject Date1994
Image Date1994
ViewInterior
StylePost Modern
MediumTransparency
Library ReferenceMC G 030594
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoColour
CreditMartin Charles / RIBA Collections
SubjectFurniture ; 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 RIBA149392 for a black and white version of this image.
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