A musical night at the prestigious Victoria Hall
For those of you who love classical music, this is a jewel of a French Neo-baroque venue with a gigantic organ that you cannot miss.
This concert hall, famous for its excellent acoustics, was designed by the local architect John Camoletti and is dedicated to Queen Victoria. A true jewel inspired in classic and Renaissance architecture, it was built between 1891 and 1894. The eye-catching façade, dominated by two monumental Ionic columns on a red background, is just a sample of what is inside. After the sobriety of the lobby, you enter the sumptuous, splendid hall with its Neo-baroque stage which can hold up to 125 musicians. Gold and red on the walls and on the seats - of which there are 1,835 - and the resplendent Baroque balconies of box seats nearly reach the ceiling and its crystal lamps. However, its main attraction is the gigantic organ, destroyed by a fire in 1984 and restored by Van den Heuvel. If you are into classical music, you must attend one of the Sunday concerts. Find the season programme at www.ville-ge.ch/culture/victoria_hall/en.
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