La Salle d'Opéra du Futur — The Opera House of the Future
This exhibition presents the designs of eleven Master of Architecture degree students from the Yale School of Architecture, who were asked to ponder what transformations of the traditional opera house might make the art form more accessible to a broader audience. The topic is particularly relevant as opera is being radically reconsidered by a new generation of artists, performers and presenters, who recognize its promise and appeal.
The designs propose to overcome the impression of inaccessibility that existing opera houses signal. The word “opera” literally means “works” and the performance spaces were required to be functionally flexible to accommodate live performances of any sort, works which combine elements of live music, dance, theater and design. The designers were asked to create a venue that is beautiful, exciting, inspiring to the young, the poor, the culturally diverse, emanating an image of welcome and creativity.
La Salle d'Opéra du Futur — The Opera House of the Future exhibition at the Théâtre du Châtelet is part of the Advanced Design Studio: The Opera House of the Future. September 11th-20th, Fri 4-7pm, Sat-Sun 2-6pm at 1 Place du Châtelet.
Curation, Exhibition Design and Studio Catalog: Jewel Pei, Laelia Vaulot, Leonardo Serrano Fuchs, Liwei Wang
Projects: Adam Feldman, Armaan Shah, Cristina Laura Anastase, Eunice Lee, Jewel Pei, Laelia Vaulot, Leonardo Serrano Fuchs, Liwei Wang, Miguel Darcy de Oliveira Miranda, Samantha Monge Kaser, Seth Thompson