High notes: The world’s most beautiful concert halls

CNN  — 

There’s an alchemy to designing the perfect concert hall.

dubai opera house
Inside Dubai's $330 million opera house
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As well as delivering an unrivaled acoustic experience, they must be beautiful on the eye and serve as a cultural beacon for the city in which they’re ensconced.

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No wonder then these delicate buildings often turn into architectural nightmares that run over-budget, over-schedule and under-perform.

But controversy aside, these concert halls hit the high notes.

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