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A photo of the National Opera of Lorraine on the Place Stanislas in Nancy.

"The Opera House was once located at the site of the Museum of Fine Arts, Place Stanislas. Built during the reign of Stanislas Leszczynski in 1758, this building called Comedy Theatre, was completely destroyed by a fire after a rehearsal opera Mignon, on the night of 4 to 5 October 1906. Construction of a new opera was immediately decided. a architectural competition launched in 1906, and it is Joseph Hornecker and Italian theater , a pastiche opera of the eighteenth century, more suited to academic standards of the time, which are selected by the jury ...
The location ... the new theater is the source of a series of controversies. Indeed, some would like a more central location in relation to the development of the city, but many believe it is essential to keep the operatic stage in the heart of the historic district of the city of Nancy, built at the height of the reign of Stanislas . The separation of church and state will settle the controversy, since 1909, the state takes possession of the Hotel Farms (formerly belonging to the Bishopric), which will allow the maintenance of the Opera Place Stanislas in front of the old building destroyed by fire some years ago.

The new theater was inaugurated on October 14, 1919 because of the First World War delayed its construction .... "
Source: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Op% C3% A9ra_national_de_Lorraine

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