PALAU DE LES ARTS REINA SOFIA

Calle de la Rambla de El Saler, 1, Valencia
Telf . 963 952 201‎

www.lesarts.com
 
In October 2005 the Valencia Opera House was officially opened by Queen Sofia of Spain after whom it is named. The opera house was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava who was actually born in Valencia. For Calatrava, the completion of the opera house was the culmination of 14 years' work. The architect commented "Because of the time spent, its size and because it involves music, this project is the most intense and the one I've devoted most time on, so far. It represents a correlation between spectator, musician and artist". The actual building is a masterpiece of modern architecture and descriptions of it have varied from 'a blend of seagoing vessel and spacecraft' to 'some sort of prehistoric trilobite' or a 'giant warrior's helmet'. Whatever the perception of the building there is no doubt it will become a symbol of the city of Valencia just as the Sydney opera house in Australia has. The building is divided into 3 halls and is equipped with the latest technology which enables it to present any kind of classical and contemporary performance. There is also one hall which is completely dedicated to chamber and baroque music. Another innovation is to offer an educational program in order to attract a new generation of music lovers.

Tickets : Box-Office - from Monday to Friday from noon to 8:00 pm Telephone -  902 202 383, from Monday to Friday from 12:03 p.m. to 6:00 pm Online - www.lesarts.com or  www.elcorteingles.es/entradas

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