grand tier

grand tier

The tier immediately above the parterre in an opera house, theater, etc.
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When the ladies of Gaunt House were at breakfast that morning, Lord Steyne (who took his chocolate in private and seldom disturbed the females of his household, or saw them except upon public days, or when they crossed each other in the hall, or when from his pit-box at the opera he surveyed them in their box on the grand tier) his lordship, we say, appeared among the ladies and the children who were assembled over the tea and toast, and a battle royal ensued apropos of Rebecca.
"It's Box Five, you know, the box on the grand tier, next to the stage-box, on the left."
It is on the grand tier. You will see her name on the door.
In the last 12 months, we have had a group of trebles singing in Mahler IV, a whole girls chorus singing Pie Jesu (Faure Requiem) rather than a solo voice as stipulated by the composer and a solo violinist playing up by the organ console which was completely inaudible up in the Grand Tier. The acoustic canopy is lower in Mirga's concerts than in any other concerts - why?
And now 12 of its 5,000-plus seats are for sale within a prestigious Grand Tier Box high above ground floor.
Fine food is served in the theatre's Grand Tier Restaurant which boasts stunning views of the Plaza outside.
The Grand Tier at 1930 Broadway, a luxury rental developed and managed by Glenwood, has topped a new list of New York's most expensive rental buildings.
Price includes: - A Grand Tier seat with a face value of pounds 41 for an evening performance of The Phantom of the Opera at the Palace Theatre, Manchester on Saturday 28 April 2012.
Tickets are pounds 6 (Grand Tier) and pounds 8 other areas (includes free programme) from thee box office on 0121 780 3333 or online at www.thsh.co.uk.
"We build with reasonable leverage and a smart cash flow; if we had put a lot of equity into a condo that was distressed right now, that would have been a problem," said Gary Jacob, Glenwood's executive vice president, during an interview last month with The Real Deal at the firm's Grand Tier at 1930 Broadway, a 232-unit luxury building across the street from Lincoln Center.
Afterwards, a cocktail reception on the grand tier of the theater lasted until well after 1 A.M.
Rolf was certainly toying with danger booking Girls Aloud to sing Jump - if I'd been in the Grand Tier I'd certainly have taken their advice.