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Design and Architecture

As the leader of modern architectures of major size and complexity in the Pearl River environs would undoubtedly be the new Guangzhou Opera House, with its irregular and delicate shape. At a casual glance from a distance, it appears like two pepper stones separated by water flow and two grey pieces of plasticine put aside by a child. Viewed at a closer distance, it becomes two round and smooth gravels, big and small, black and white, peacefully located on the banks of the Pearl River. The main building in grey and black reveals the modern flavor of freedom and roughness white the desert-like shape of its outside radiates primitive and brutal flavor of nature

Next to National Grand Theater in Beijing and the Shanghai Opera House, the Guangzhou Opera House, which began to operate in May, 2010, represents the third state-level opera house and a cultural landmark for Guangdong Province.

Zaha Hadid, winner of Pritzker Architecture Prize and Marshall, winner of Sabine Prize (the highest prize in Acoustical Society) jointly designed this new international opera house. The Prestigious Musical Master Lorrin Maazel praised the acoustic effect its designers have achieved, considering it on a parr to that of the Sidney Opera House of Australia..

Once inside, visitors can has a close contact with the artistic achievements of world-renowned designer Zaha Hadid by visiting Starry Sky Theatre which combines the best combination of architectural and acoustic effect, with mysterious multi-functional theatres and dazzling rehearsal studios. They will no doubt be impressed with the glamour of this highest-grade artistic palace of the Arts in South China. It is strongly suggested you should treat yourself while in Guangzhou by experiencing an artistic performance in the Guangzhou Opera house, as one of the highlights of your visit to this truly great South China city that has now come fully once more into the International Spotlight both culturally and architecturally.. .

※ Admittance fee: 30 RMB/person

※ Transportation:
• Metro: Line Three or Five to exit from B1 Exit of Zhujiang New Town Station and walk 100 meters to the Opera House.
• Bus
(1) 40, 407 to get off at Municipal Affairs Service Center and walk about 100 meters to Guangzhou Opera House.
(2) Take Express Bus: 11, 138, 44 and get off at Huasui Road Station and walk five minutes to Guangzhou Opera House.

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