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General Information

  • Opera house name : Opéra National de Paris Palais Garnier
  • City, country : Paris France
  • Localization : 8 rue Scribe Open map
  • Official website URL : http://www.operadeparis.fr

Description

The Opéra de Paris, or Paris Opera, has had several names, including “Royal Academy of Music and Dance” at its birth and later “Imperial Academy”, and its activities have been held in at least fifteen different auditoriums. Louis XIV assigned exclusive operation to Abbey Perrin and composer Robert Cambert in 1669, in order to give “opera academies or music performances in the French language the same standing as those of Italy”. The Marquis de Sourdéac became the director and Beauchamps the ballet master. The singer Monier set off for Languedoc to recruit the finest voices. The Salle du Jeu de Paume was leased for five years starting in 1670 and outfitted as a theatre. It was inaugurated with Pomone by Perrin and Cambert. Lully then purchased the privilege in 1672 and banished from its stage any work that was not his. He remained there for fifteen years, setting the rules of French opera, inspired by Roman opera.

He was followed by Campra, Rameau and Destouches who gradually modified the genre. After Rameau’s death, artists came from Germany and Italy: Gluck, Piccinni, Sacchini, Salieri, then Spontini, Cherubini, Rossini, and finally Meyerbeer, all contributing to create the face of French-style opera. This was the fashion, grand opera accompanied by ballet (Donizetti, Verdi, with Jerusalem, The Sicilian Vespers, Don Carlos). Wagner was even asked to revise Tannhauser to suit the trend.
After the fire in the Palais Royal theatre in 1763, the Opera spent time in a great many auditoriums in Paris, including the Montansier hall, at the site of the present Louvois Square, which the bishop of Paris ordered destroyed after the Duc de Berry was assassinated. The Opera set up quarters in the Salle Favart, which had been abandoned by the Opéra-Comique. It moved again pending completion of the Palais Garnier in 1874, which was part of Haussmann’s urban-development plans. This entire period was intense and full of creativity, but then the quality declined, energy was wasted on intrigues, and many singers moved on to other halls.
The Palais Garnier was built between 1861 and 1875 at the orders of NapoIeon III. This building was said to best symbolise the “self-satisfaction” of the Second Empire. But it is in fact a shining example of the unity of artistic creativity. The hall was inaugurated on 5 January 1875 with an act from La Juive by Halévy and excerpts from Meyerbeer’s Huguenots. Electricity was installed in the hall and on the stage between 1881 and 1887. In 1932, the first radio broadcast of a live performance took place. The building, which was then one of Europe’s largest, had immense foyers, a library, rehearsal rooms, a school of dance, etc.

In its first forty years, performances remained cautious and low-profile, as French composers practised a strict protectionist policy. Things began to change in 1915 with the arrival of Jacques Rouché, who held his position for thirty years. But foreign works remained few and far between. He trained a highly structured troupe and virtually banned foreign artists from the stage.  The Opera, which incidentally produced quite decent performances, was however cut off from the international opera world.

In 1939 a decree established the Union of National Lyric Theatres. Its responsibilities were shared by an administrator and a director. Despite some prestigious productions and sumptuous casts, the Opera declined slowly until 1970, when major reforms were instituted. Whilst the troupe was dissolved and the theatre was closed, Roilf Liebermann was appointed managing director of the Paris Opera, with Georg Solti serving for a time as musical advisor. Substantial financial resources were made available to the new administrator. Rolf Liebermann made good use of them and considerably expanded the repertoire, requiring the exclusive use of the original language and inviting the big names in singing, conducting, directing and set design. The Paris Opera quickly became one of the centres of worldwide creativity. Bernard Lefort, Massimo Bodgianckino and Jean-Louis Martinoty followed in his wake, attempting to promote a singing school, and to put a troupe back together. The Paris Opera is also home to the corps de ballet which, aside from performances at the Palais Garnier, does many tours abroad and which for some years was directed by Rudolf Nureyev. The Paris Opera Orchestra consists of excellent French players, known especially for their rebellious temperament.

In 1990, Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille formed the Paris Opera, which in 1994 became the Opéra National de Paris. Since then Hugues R. Gall, Gérard Mortier and currently Nicolas Joël have succeeded one another at the helm. On 1 August 2014, Stéphane Lissner (former La Scala director) takes over.

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the 17 of December, 2018

the 20 of December, 2018

the 24 of December, 2018

the 26 of December, 2018

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the 24 of January, 2019

the 26 of January, 2019

the 29 of January, 2019

the 31 of January, 2019

the 03 of February, 2019

the 06 of February, 2019

the 09 of February, 2019

the 12 of February, 2019

the 14 of February, 2019

the 17 of February, 2019

the 20 of February, 2019

the 23 of February, 2019

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the 22 of March, 2019

the 25 of March, 2019

the 28 of March, 2019

the 30 of March, 2019

the 02 of April, 2019

the 06 of April, 2019

the 10 of April, 2019

the 13 of April, 2019

the 16 of April, 2019

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the 09 of May, 2019

the 10 of May, 2019

the 13 of May, 2019

the 15 of May, 2019

the 16 of May, 2019

the 19 of May, 2019

the 21 of May, 2019

the 22 of May, 2019

the 24 of May, 2019

Iolanta - National Opera of Paris (2019)

Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski

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the 11 of June, 2019

the 13 of June, 2019

the 16 of June, 2019

the 19 of June, 2019

the 21 of June, 2019

the 24 of June, 2019

the 29 of June, 2019

the 01 of July, 2019

the 04 of July, 2019

the 07 of July, 2019

the 10 of July, 2019

the 13 of July, 2019

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the 13 of December, 2018

the 11 of December, 2018

the 06 of December, 2018

the 04 of December, 2018

the 03 of December, 2018

the 01 of December, 2018

the 28 of November, 2018

the 23 of November, 2018

19:30

19:30

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14:30

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19:30

the 17 of October, 2018

the 14 of October, 2018

the 10 of October, 2018

the 08 of October, 2018

the 05 of October, 2018

the 02 of October, 2018

the 29 of September, 2018

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14:30

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20:00

the 12 of July, 2018

the 09 of July, 2018

the 06 of July, 2018

the 02 of July, 2018

the 29 of June, 2018

the 26 of June, 2018

the 22 of June, 2018

the 19 of June, 2018

the 16 of June, 2018

the 13 of June, 2018

the 11 of June, 2018

the 09 of June, 2018

the 06 of June, 2018

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the 11 of April, 2018

the 07 of April, 2018

the 04 of April, 2018

the 29 of March, 2018

the 25 of March, 2018

the 21 of March, 2018

the 17 of March, 2018

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19:30

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14:30

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the 11 of April, 2018

the 07 of April, 2018

the 04 of April, 2018

the 29 of March, 2018

the 25 of March, 2018

the 21 of March, 2018

the 17 of March, 2018

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19:30

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14:30

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the 07 of February, 2018

the 04 of February, 2018

the 01 of February, 2018

the 27 of January, 2018

the 25 of January, 2018

the 23 of January, 2018

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14:30

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19:30

the 30 of January, 2018

the 28 of January, 2018

the 24 of January, 2018

the 22 of January, 2018

the 20 of January, 2018

the 17 of January, 2018

the 15 of January, 2018

the 13 of January, 2018

19:30

14:30

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19:30

the 25 of December, 2017

the 21 of December, 2017

the 17 of December, 2017

the 14 of December, 2017

the 11 of December, 2017

the 08 of December, 2017

the 05 of December, 2017

the 03 of December, 2017

the 30 of November, 2017

the 28 of November, 2017

the 25 of November, 2017

the 23 of November, 2017

the 20 of November, 2017

the 18 of November, 2017

the 15 of November, 2017

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the 21 of October, 2017

the 17 of October, 2017

the 14 of October, 2017

the 10 of October, 2017

the 08 of October, 2017

the 05 of October, 2017

the 03 of October, 2017

the 30 of September, 2017

the 28 of September, 2017

the 25 of September, 2017

the 20 of September, 2017

the 18 of September, 2017

the 16 of September, 2017

the 12 of September, 2017

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the 13 of July, 2017

the 11 of July, 2017

the 08 of July, 2017

the 06 of July, 2017

the 02 of July, 2017

the 30 of June, 2017

the 25 of June, 2017

the 23 of June, 2017

the 20 of June, 2017

the 17 of June, 2017

the 14 of June, 2017

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the 05 of April, 2017

the 02 of April, 2017

the 30 of March, 2017

the 25 of March, 2017

the 18 of March, 2017

the 16 of March, 2017

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14:30

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the 24 of March, 2017

19:30

the 19 of February, 2017

the 16 of February, 2017

the 13 of February, 2017

the 10 of February, 2017

the 07 of February, 2017

the 04 of February, 2017

the 31 of January, 2017

the 28 of January, 2017

the 26 of January, 2017

14:30

19:30

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the 25 of December, 2016

the 22 of December, 2016

the 19 of December, 2016

the 15 of December, 2016

the 12 of December, 2016

the 09 of December, 2016

the 07 of December, 2016

the 04 of December, 2016

the 02 of December, 2016

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the 15 of October, 2016

the 13 of October, 2016

the 11 of October, 2016

the 07 of October, 2016

the 05 of October, 2016

the 02 of October, 2016

the 29 of September, 2016

the 27 of September, 2016

the 25 of September, 2016

the 21 of September, 2016

the 16 of September, 2016

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the 12 of June, 2016

the 09 of June, 2016

the 06 of June, 2016

the 01 of June, 2016

the 29 of May, 2016

the 26 of May, 2016

the 23 of May, 2016

the 20 of May, 2016

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19:30

the 01 of April, 2016

the 30 of March, 2016

the 28 of March, 2016

the 26 of March, 2016

the 25 of March, 2016

the 23 of March, 2016

the 21 of March, 2016

the 19 of March, 2016

the 17 of March, 2016

the 14 of March, 2016

the 11 of March, 2016

the 09 of March, 2016

the 07 of March, 2016

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the 14 of February, 2016

the 10 of February, 2016

the 06 of February, 2016

the 03 of February, 2016

the 31 of January, 2016

the 27 of January, 2016

the 25 of January, 2016

the 22 of January, 2016

the 19 of January, 2016

14:30

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the 12 of December, 2015

the 10 of December, 2015

the 08 of December, 2015

the 06 of December, 2015

the 04 of December, 2015

the 02 of December, 2015

the 29 of November, 2015

the 27 of November, 2015

the 23 of November, 2015

the 20 of November, 2015

19:30

20:30

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14:30

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the 12 of December, 2015

the 10 of December, 2015

the 08 of December, 2015

the 06 of December, 2015

the 04 of December, 2015

the 02 of December, 2015

the 29 of November, 2015

the 27 of November, 2015

the 23 of November, 2015

the 20 of November, 2015

19:30

20:30

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14:30

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19:30

the 08 of October, 2015

the 06 of October, 2015

the 03 of October, 2015

the 29 of September, 2015

the 27 of September, 2015

the 23 of September, 2015

the 20 of September, 2015

the 17 of September, 2015

the 14 of September, 2015

the 12 of September, 2015

the 11 of September, 2015

the 09 of September, 2015

the 07 of September, 2015

19:30

19:30

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14:30

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20:30

19:30

the 15 of July, 2015

the 12 of July, 2015

the 09 of July, 2015

the 07 of July, 2015

the 05 of July, 2015

the 01 of July, 2015

the 28 of June, 2015

the 25 of June, 2015

the 23 of June, 2015

the 20 of June, 2015

the 18 of June, 2015

the 16 of June, 2015

Alceste - Opéra national de Paris (2015)

Christoph Willibald Gluck

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the 21 of April, 2015

the 18 of April, 2015

the 15 of April, 2015

the 12 of April, 2015

the 09 of April, 2015

the 06 of April, 2015

the 02 of April, 2015

the 30 of March, 2015

the 27 of March, 2015

19:30

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14:30

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19:30

the 15 of February, 2015

the 12 of February, 2015

the 10 of February, 2015

the 07 of February, 2015

the 04 of February, 2015

the 01 of February, 2015

the 29 of January, 2015

the 26 of January, 2015

the 24 of January, 2015

the 21 of January, 2015

the 08 of November, 2014

the 05 of November, 2014

the 01 of November, 2014

the 29 of October, 2014

the 27 of October, 2014

the 24 of October, 2014

the 22 of October, 2014

the 19 of October, 2014

the 16 of October, 2014

14:30

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14:30

19:30

the 16 of December, 2014

the 14 of December, 2014

the 11 of December, 2014

the 09 of December, 2014

the 04 of December, 2014

the 01 of December, 2014

the 28 of November, 2014

the 25 of November, 2014

the 20 of November, 2014

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

the 30 of June, 2014

the 28 of June, 2014

the 26 of June, 2014

the 24 of June, 2014

the 22 of June, 2014

the 20 of June, 2014

the 17 of June, 2014

the 14 of June, 2014

the 11 of June, 2014

the 09 of June, 2014

the 07 of June, 2014

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the 23 of April, 2014

the 21 of April, 2014

the 17 of April, 2014

the 12 of April, 2014

the 09 of April, 2014

the 07 of April, 2014

the 04 of April, 2014

the 02 of April, 2014

the 21 of March, 2014

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

the 12 of February, 2014

the 09 of February, 2014

the 07 of February, 2014

the 05 of February, 2014

the 02 of February, 2014

the 30 of January, 2014

the 27 of January, 2014

the 25 of January, 2014

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

14:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

the 23 of December, 2013

the 19 of December, 2013

the 16 of December, 2013

the 12 of December, 2013

the 09 of December, 2013

the 06 of December, 2013

the 03 of December, 2013

the 30 of November, 2013

the 27 of November, 2013

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

the 07 of October, 2013

the 04 of October, 2013

the 02 of October, 2013

the 28 of September, 2013

the 25 of September, 2013

the 22 of September, 2013

the 19 of September, 2013

the 15 of September, 2013

the 12 of September, 2013

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

14:30

19:30

the 18 of June, 2013

the 16 of June, 2013

the 14 of June, 2013

the 11 of June, 2013

the 09 of June, 2013

the 06 of June, 2013

the 04 of June, 2013

the 02 of June, 2013

the 31 of May, 2013

the 28 of May, 2013

the 26 of May, 2013

the 23 of May, 2013

19:00

14:30

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14:30

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14:30

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14:30

19:00

the 06 of May, 2013

the 03 of May, 2013

the 27 of April, 2013

the 24 of April, 2013

the 22 of April, 2013

the 19 of April, 2013

the 16 of April, 2013

the 14 of April, 2013

19:30

19:30

19:30

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19:30

19:30

19:30

19:30

the 25 of March, 2013

the 21 of March, 2013

the 19 of March, 2013

the 16 of March, 2013

the 13 of March, 2013

the 11 of March, 2013

the 08 of March, 2013

the 05 of March, 2013

the 01 of March, 2013

the 27 of February, 2013

the 26 of December, 2012

the 23 of December, 2012

the 19 of December, 2012

the 16 of December, 2012

the 13 of December, 2012

the 10 of December, 2012

the 07 of December, 2012

the 04 of December, 2012

the 01 of December, 2012

the 28 of November, 2012

the 25 of November, 2012

the 22 of November, 2012

19:30

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14:30

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the 13 of February, 2013

the 11 of February, 2013

the 09 of February, 2013

the 06 of February, 2013

the 04 of February, 2013

the 29 of January, 2013

the 26 of January, 2013

the 23 of January, 2013

19:30

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19:30

the 13 of February, 2013

the 11 of February, 2013

the 09 of February, 2013

the 06 of February, 2013

the 04 of February, 2013

the 29 of January, 2013

the 26 of January, 2013

the 23 of January, 2013

19:30

19:30

19:30

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19:30

19:30

19:30

the 30 of October, 2012

the 28 of October, 2012

the 25 of October, 2012

the 22 of October, 2012

the 19 of October, 2012

the 16 of October, 2012

the 12 of October, 2012

the 10 of October, 2012

19:30

14:30

19:30

19:30

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19:30

19:30

19:30

the 27 of September, 2012

the 25 of September, 2012

the 22 of September, 2012

the 19 of September, 2012

the 16 of September, 2012

the 13 of September, 2012

the 11 of September, 2012

the 08 of September, 2012

19:30

19:30

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14:30

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the 02 of April, 2012

the 29 of March, 2012

the 26 of March, 2012

the 22 of March, 2012

the 19 of March, 2012

the 16 of March, 2012

the 14 of March, 2012

the 11 of March, 2012

the 08 of March, 2012

the 05 of March, 2012

the 02 of March, 2012

the 29 of February, 2012

19:30

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14:30

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the 17 of December, 2011

the 15 of December, 2011

the 08 of December, 2011

the 06 of December, 2011

the 03 of December, 2011

the 01 of December, 2011

the 28 of November, 2011

the 26 of November, 2011

19:30

19:30

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19:30

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19:30

the 08 of October, 2011

the 05 of October, 2011

the 30 of September, 2011

the 26 of September, 2011

the 23 of September, 2011

the 20 of September, 2011

the 15 of September, 2011

the 12 of September, 2011

the 10 of September, 2011

19:30

19:30

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19:30

the 16 of July, 2011

the 13 of July, 2011

the 10 of July, 2011

the 07 of July, 2011

the 04 of July, 2011

the 02 of July, 2011

the 28 of June, 2011

the 24 of June, 2011

the 20 of June, 2011

the 16 of June, 2011

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the 05 of April, 2011

the 01 of April, 2011

the 29 of March, 2011

the 23 of March, 2011

the 21 of March, 2011

the 16 of March, 2011

the 12 of March, 2011

the 08 of March, 2011

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