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Craftsmanship and bold creativity give contemporary accents to a rich cultural heritage in one of the leading opera houses in Europe, having in-house workshops.
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La Monnaie Opera House, one of the leading theatres in Europe, is an opera house with three hundred years of history. This magnificent example of European theatre architecture represents a rich historical and cultural heritage with contemporary accents. In 2000, La Monnaie opened its new rehearsal studios and workshops in a modernist building just behind the theatre. Besides “Les machines de rêve” - a unique scale model of a baroque opera which shows the reconstruction of 18th century theatre equipment - la Monnaie also exposes art works of Daniel Buren, Giulio Paolini, Emile Fabry, Günther Förg, Sam Francis, Sol Le Witt, David Claerbout and Pierre Alechinsky.