Largest opera house
Metropolitan Opera House (Lincoln Centre)
Vereinigte Staaten (New York)
The largest opera house in the world by capacity is the Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center in New York, USA, with a total capacity of 3,975 – based on 3,800 seats and 175 standing room places. Officially opened on 16 September 1966 at a cost of $45.7 million, the opera house was designed by architect Wallace K. Harrison. The 9,011-m² (97,000-ft²) white travertine building contains a main stage measuring 27 m (90 ft) in depth and 31 m (103 ft) in width. The lobby also contains two murals by Marc Chagall.