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Does the Paris Opera House really have a lake inside it?

  Well....   The Opéra Garnier (there are now two opera houses in Paris, and oddly enough the older one now stages mainly ballet) is indeed built over an underground r (MORE)

What is an opera?

  It's like a play, but the story is sung instead of simply spoken. As in a play, the characters act and there is staging. Some operas have spoken dialogue between songs (MORE)

What is Opera?

An opera is a dramatic work to be sung with instrumental accompaniment, usually with scenery and in costume.    Opera is also the name of the web browser and internet s (MORE)

Why was ballet created?

  Many historians believe ballet was created for the Kings of France for their entertainment. This is perhaps true, but I think it was an extension of sections of plays ( (MORE)
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What did ballet do?

Ballet doesn't really 'do' anything. It is an art form consisting of stylised dance movements, usually set to classical music. It changed much of the world. It survived over f (MORE)

Are there catacombs beneath the Paris opera house?

Yes, what many Parisians consider a fable is actually true. There  is a man-made lake beneath the Paris Opera House as was featured in  "The Phantom of the Opera". The found (MORE)

Who did ballet influence?

Ballet is a formalized kind of performance dance, which originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century, and which was further developed in France and Russia (MORE)

How is the phantom and victor Hugo linked to the Paris opera house?

The Hunchback from Notre Dame is written by Victor Hugo. It was printed in 1831. Quasimode is love with Esmeralda the Gypsy. She is kind to him, by offering him a drink when h (MORE)