China National Centre for the Performing Arts, is an arts centre containing an opera house in Beijing. The Centre, an ellipsoid dome of titanium and glass surrounded by an artificial lake, seats over 5,400 people in three halls and was designed by French architect Paul Andreu.The performances staged in NCPA include operas, ballets (dances), symphonies, Chinesemusic, chamber music, recitals, dramas, Chinese traditional operas, large-scale song & danceshows, etc.