Original Title: Construction of Shanghai Grand Opera House Begins “Chinese Fan” Beside Huangpu River
Xinhua News Agency, Shanghai, December 18 (Reporter Sun Liping) The Shanghai Grand Opera House, which looks like a Chinese folding fan, is located on the banks of the Huangpu River. On the 18th, construction was announced, which will add another cultural landmark to Shanghai in the future.
It is reported that the Shanghai Grand Opera House will become China's first theater that integrates performance, creation, production, display and research, and is designed and constructed according to the elements of the entire industry chain. It is located in the Expo Cultural Park in Pudong New District, with a total construction area of 146,338 square meters, including three large, medium and small opera halls with seating capacity of 2,000, 1,200 and 1,000, respectively, suitable for various opera performances demand.
Through public bidding, the Shanghai Grand Opera House, jointly constructed by East China Architectural Design Institute and Norway's Snowhetta Architects, has an architectural appearance that resembles a "Chinese fan", full of the beauty of the East, and has a spiraling rise. Huge white ladder. At the top of the opera house is a landscape platform open to visitors and the public.
Opera is a master of stage art. The world's first opera house, the San Cassiano Theater, was opened in 1637. At present, the New York Metropolitan Opera House, the Italian Scala Opera House, and the French Paris Opera House are the world's top opera houses, and the Shanghai Grand Opera House will strive to match them. Shanghai, as one of the most opera-producing cities in China, also urgently needs world-class theater facilities to match it.
According to reports, the construction period of the Shanghai Grand Opera House is 4 to 5 years. Relevant plans show that the Shanghai Grand Opera House will host more than 600 performances in the first year after its completion and opening, and will receive more than 600,000 audiences.
Editor-in-chief: Wang Diantong