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Academy of Music

  • Broad and Locust Sts. Map It
  • Avenue of the Arts
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Updated 05/19/2011

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The only surviving European-style opera house in America is the current home of the Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Ballet; for the past century, it was home to the Philadelphia Orchestra. Designed by Napoleon Le Brun and Gustav Runge, the 1857 building has a modest exterior; the builders ran out of money and couldn't put marble facing on the brick, as they had intended. The lavish interior, modeled after Milan's La Scala, has elaborate carvings, murals

on the ceiling, and a huge Victorian crystal chandelier.

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Broad and Locust Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102, United States

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215-893–1999-box office

Updated 05/19/2011


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