Opéra des Nations, Geneva
The Opéra des Nations – an all-wood temporary building – replaces the Geneva Grand Théâtre during its renovation from 2016 to 2018. The former Théâtre éphémère of the Comédie-Française has been transformed and adapted to opera, ballets and recitals: enlargement of the hall by 8 m, increasing the seat count to 1 118; addition of an orchestra pit; acoustic optimization with reflectors installed above the orchestra pit and on the sidewalls of the hall.
New Build Opéra des Nations.
Location Geneva, Switzerland.
Project Cost 11 million CHF (approx. 10 million €).
Time Frame Design: 2014. Construction: 2015. Opening: February 2016.
Owner Fondation du Grand Théâtre de Genève.
Architect(s) Brodbeck-Roulet Architectes Associés, Switzerland www.brodbeck-roulet.com
Seat Count The former Théâtre éphémère of the Comédie-Française has been enlarged by 8 m, increasing the seat count to 1 118 seats, and an orchestra pit for 70 musicians has been added. Dressing rooms and technical facilities have been augmented. Total area: 2 800 m².
Uses The Opéra des Nations hosts the Geneva Grand Théâtre programme: operas, ballets and recitals.
Services Comprehensive acoustic consulting services including acoustic concept, design and construction supervision.
Team Eckhard Kahle, Juan Óscar García Gómez, Kahle Acoustics.
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