The three main operahouses of the country are the historical La Monnaie building in Brussels, themajestic Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp... and the Royal Opera of Wallonia, nestled in the heart of the city of Liège. The Opera of Wallonia wascreated in the image of its famous parent building in Brussels and is submergedin the neoclassical style of 1818, the year of its grand opening. Before weenter this temple of arts, which was initially dedicated to theatre beforeopera gradually took over, we must first greet André Grétry, the statue of theproud composer from Liège, sculpted by Guillaume Geefs, which welcomes musiclovers on the Place de l’Opéra.
This magnificent building has not only become acradle of history over the course of the centuries, but also counts among oneof the most modern theatres in the world. It is therefore the ideal locationfor young people to discover the magical world of opera. After all, not only19th-century works (such as Verdi and Puccini) are on the opera house’sextensive programme - it also features a mixture of genres and cultures, in orderto provide a younger audience with a taste for music. Definitely not to bemissed are the shows that provide a new take on a popular classic, such as Nabuccolo and The Magic Flute, which offer an extraordinary evening out in aprestigious location that leaves a lasting impression... at any age.