The controversial Opera Garnier once held the title of the world’s largest theatre. The opera house was built in France was built in 1875. Opera Garnier is also called "Paris Opera." After 14 years of money issues slowing the process down, Opera Garnier opened its doors to public backlash. While critics despised the style of the building, designer Charles Garnier defended his grand, modernized design. You cannot purchase opera tickets today, but the venue still hosts ballet and modern dance events. The once renowned opera house displays a museum of costumes and model sets. You will see the Opera Garnier’s history captured in the displays.