Known locally as the "Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia", this opera house and concert venue is one of Valencia's most distinctive landmarks. It was first built in 2005 and the architecture is optimized for opera, but it is also often converted for theater and dance performances. Political rallies are also sometimes held here.
The Valencian Community Orchestra is the resident performing group, bu tthe venue is home to regular annual performances by the biggest names in the opera world. Plácido Domingo has become something of a particular sponsor of the venue; aside from regularly performing there, it's also home to his training program for promising young performers.
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