Academy of Music

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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... READ MORE

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, USA

215-893–1999-box office

www.academyofmusic.org

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Rate Includes: Free , Call 215/790–5886 for information/reservations

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