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Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique: Overall view of facade on Place Boïeldieu
Notable composers in the history of the Opéra-Comique include Auber, Halévy, Berlioz and Bizet. A fire at the Salle Favart on 25 May 1887 resulted in the death of 84 people. The building was destroyed and the director Léon Carvalho was forced to resign, although later he was acquitted of blame and resumed the helm at the company from 1891 to 1897. The third Salle Favart was built on the site (architect Louis Bernier). It is an adaptation of the composition of Charles Garnier's Opéra (1861-1875) for an awkwardly cramped site, and in its lush decoration it reflects the influence of both Garnier and Daumet. It is still in use (capacity of around 1248 seats) and listed as a historic monument in 1977.