India’s colonial-era opera house restored to past glory

The opera house in Mumbai was in danger of colapse before a restoration designed by architect Abha Narain LambahIndia's only surviving opera house has been restored to its colonial-era glory, reopening to the public more than two decades after it closed in disrepair. Once the place to be seen for Mumbai's great and good it was forced to close in the 1990s after years of financial struggles. "One of the biggest challenges was bringing in modern acoustics, sound, lighting and air conditioning, all the requirements of a 21st century theatre, while ensuring it didn't jar with restoring a listed interior," architect Abha Narain Lambah told AFP.


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