Outstanding Venues

The famous sights of Paris are well known but for the music lover there are great opportunities at the National Opera and Ballet, the Opéra de Paris. It uses two venues for the performances, the Opéra Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille. It should not be thought that the newer building, the Opéra Bastille offers performances that are in any way secondary. It is just one of two venues of this prestigious company. The Opéra Palais Garnier of 1875 was commissioned by Napoleon III, built by Charles Garnier and was later the inspiration for the Phantom of the Opera. The Opéra Bastille is by contrast a work of striking modernity commissioned in 1983 and built by the Canadian-Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott. Regular guided tours of both theatres are available. Other opera venues are the Théâtre du Chatelet, the Opéra Athenée, the Opéra Comique and the Théâtre du Champs Elysée.

Parisian audiences have not always been the most appreciative of new operas, Tannhäuser and Carmen were badly received and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring was greeted with a riot at its first performance. Things have improved since then and now the French government subsidizes tickets at the Opéra de Paris by fifty per cent. The birthplace of Claude Debussy in Saint Germain-en-Laye can be reached on the underground and visitors can see much interesting memorabilia such original scores, original letters, photographs and even the composer’s clothes. Further afield is the small house in Montfort-l’Amaury bought by Maurice Ravel in 1921 and occupied by him until his death in 1937.

Le_grand_foyer-2 600 x 400

Packages

We have a good range of hotels, the two shown below are good four star hotels chosen for their comfort and their proximity to the opera house; the Hotel Concorde Opera is near to the Opera Palais Garnier and the Hotel Les Jardins du Marias is close to the Opera Bastille.

Good three star options are the Hotel Madeleine Hausmann near the Opera Palais Garnier and the Hotel Marais Bastille near to the Opera Bastille.

We will be pleased to quote for a made to measure package with hotel accommodation, opera/ballet tickets and if required flights or Eurostar.

Hotel Concorde Opéra Paris****

Built in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition, this elegant hotel is typically Parisian and it is beautifully decorated throughout. The Opera Palais Garnier is within easy walking distance of the hotel and it is also close to the Gallerie Lafayette, Paris’ most famous shopping area. All of the hotel’s rooms have air-conditioning, sound-proofing, Wifi, a satellite TV, a mini bar and a safety deposit box. Other services and facilities at the hotel include a concierge, a bar and the Terminus Cafe restaurant which offers gourmet cuisine.

Hotel Concorde Opéra Paris

Hotel Les Jardins du Marais****

A few steps from the Opera Bastille and within walking distance to the magnificent Place des Vosges, the hotel is conveniently located close to many places of interest in the historical heart of Paris, the trendy Marais district. The hotel provides a unique, private courtyard, filled with bushes and flowers for a very romantic and Parisian atmosphere. The restaurant is in a futuristic atrium and overlooks the hotel’s private garden. Each of the spacious, comfortable guestrooms and suites is tastefully decorated in light, airy colours.

Hotel Les Jardins du Marais

[/v

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab]

THE PROGRAMME

PARIS

OPÉRA PALAIS GARNIER, OPÉRA BASTILLE, OPÉRA COMIQUE, ATHÉNÉE THÉÂTRE LOUIS-JOUVET, THÉÂTRE DU CHÂTELET & THÉÂTRE DES CHAMPS-ELYSÉES

2020

OPERA PALAIS GARNIER

JAN 18 L’APRES-MIDI D’UN FAUNE/L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES
JAN 20 L’APRES-MIDI D’UN FAUNE/L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES
JAN 21 L’APRES-MIDI D’UN FAUNE/L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES
JAN 22 L’APRES-MIDI D’UN FAUNE/L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES
JAN 23 L’APRES-MIDI D’UN FAUNE/L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES
JAN 26 L’APRES-MIDI D’UN FAUNE/L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES
JAN 29 L’APRES-MIDI D’UN FAUNE/L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES
FEB 26 YVONNE PRINCESS DE BOURGOGNE
FEB 29 YVONNE PRINCESS DE BOURGOGNE
MAR 2 YVONNE PRINCESS DE BOURGOGNE
MAR 4 YVONNE PRINCESS DE BOURGOGNE
MAR 6 YVONNE PRINCESS DE BOURGOGNE
MAR 8 YVONNE PRINCESS DE BOURGOGNE
MAR

21

DON GIOVANNI
MAR 24 DON GIOVANNI
MAR 24 DON GIOVANNI
MAR 29 DON GIOVANNI
APR 1 DON GIOVANNI
APR 4 DON GIOVANNI
APR 6 DON GIOVANNI
APR 9 DON GIOVANNI
APR 13 DON GIOVANNI
APR 16 DON GIOVANNI
APR 21 DON GIOVANNI
APR 24 DON GIOVANNI
JUN 19 COSI FAN TUTTE
JUN 22 COSI FAN TUTTE
JUN 25 COSI FAN TUTTE
JUN 28 COSI FAN TUTTE
JUL 1 COSI FAN TUTTE
JUL 4 COSI FAN TUTTE
JUL 6 COSI FAN TUTTE
JUL 10 COSI FAN TUTTE
JUL 13 COSI FAN TUTTE

OPERA BASTILLE

JAN 20 IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
JAN 21 LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
JAN 22 IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
JAN 25 LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
JAN 26 IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
JAN 28 LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
JAN 29 IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
FEB 1 IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
FEB 2 LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
FEB 4 IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
FEB 5 LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
FEB 7 IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
FEB 8 LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
FEB 9 IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
FEB 11 LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
FEB 12 IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
FEB 14 LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
FEB 26 MANON
FEB 29 MANON
MAR 4 MANON
MAR 7 MANON
MAR 10 MANON
MAR 13 MANON
MAR 17 MANON
MAR 22 MANON
MAR 25 MANON
MAR 28 MANON
MAR 31 MANON
APR 2 DAS RHEINGOLD
APR 3 MANON
APR 5 DAS RHEINGOLD
APR 7 MANON
APR 8 DAS RHEINGOLD
APR 10 MANON
APR 11 DAS RHEINGOLD
APR 15 DAS RHEINGOLD
APR 27 ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
APR 30 ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
MAY 3 ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
MAY 5 DIE WALKÜRE
MAY 6 ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
MAY 9 ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
MAY 10 DIE WALKÜRE
MAY 11 ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
MAY 15 DIE WALKÜRE
MAY 19 DIE WALKÜRE
MAY 23 BORIS GODOUNOV
MAY 26 BORIS GODOUNOV
MAY 27 DIE WALKÜRE
MAY 29 BORIS GODOUNOV
JUN 2 RIGOLETTO
JUN 3 BORIS GODOUNOV
JUN 5 RIGOLETTO
JUN 7 BORIS GODOUNOV
JUN 9 RIGOLETTO
JUN 11 BORIS GODOUNOV
JUN 12 RIGOLETTO
JUN 13 LA BOHÈME
JUN 14 BORIS GODOUNOV
JUN 15 RIGOLETTO
JUN 17 BORIS GODOUNOV
JUN 18 RIGOLETTO
JUN 19 LA BOHÈME
JUN 20 BORIS GODOUNOV
JUN 21 RIGOLETTO
JUN 22 LA BOHÈME
JUN 23 BORIS GODOUNOV
JUN 25 LA BOHÈME
JUN 26 BORIS GODOUNOV
JUN 27 RIGOLETTO
JUN 28 LA BOHÈME
JUN 29 BORIS GODOUNOV
JUN 30 RIGOLETTO
JUL 1 LA BOHÈME
JUL 2 LA BOHÈME
JUL 3 RIGOLETTO
JUL 4 LA BOHÈME
JUL 5 LA BOHÈME
JUL 6 RIGOLETTO
JUL 7 LA BOHÈME
JUL 8 LA BOHÈME
JUL 9 RIGOLETTO
JUL 10 LA BOHÈME
JUL 11 LA BOHÈME
JUL 12 RIGOLETTO
JUL 13 LA BOHÈME

L’OPÉRA COMIQUE

FEB 20 LA DAME BLANCHE
FEB 22 LA DAME BLANCHE
FEB 24 LA DAME BLANCHE
FEB 26 LA DAME BLANCHE
FEB 28 LA DAME BLANCHE
MAR 1 LA DAME BLANCHE (Mat)
MAR 25 MACBETH UNDERWORLD
MAR 27 MACBETH UNDERWORLD
MAR 29 MACBETH UNDERWORLD
MAR 31 MACBETH UNDERWORLD
MAY 25 LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE
MAY 27 LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE
MAY 29 LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE
MAY 30 LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE
MAY 31 LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE
JUN 15 LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME
JUN 16 LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME
JUN 18 LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME
JUN 19 LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME
JUN 20 LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME
JUN 21 LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME

ATHÉNÉE THÉÂTRE LOUIS-JOUVET

JAN 31 LES BAINS MACABRE
FEB 1 LES BAINS MACABRE
FEB 4 LES BAINS MACABRE
FEB 5 LES BAINS MACABRE
FEB 6 LES BAINS MACABRE
MAR 27 I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING WHEN I SAW THE SKY
MAR 28 I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING WHEN I SAW THE SKY
MAR 31 I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING WHEN I SAW THE SKY
APR 1 I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING WHEN I SAW THE SKY
APR 2 I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING WHEN I SAW THE SKY
APR 23 VOUS QUI SAVEZ CE QU’EST L/AMOUR
APR 24 VOUS QUI SAVEZ CE QU’EST L/AMOUR
APR 25 VOUS QUI SAVEZ CE QU’EST L/AMOUR
APR 28 VOUS QUI SAVEZ CE QU’EST L/AMOUR
APR 29 VOUS QUI SAVEZ CE QU’EST L/AMOUR
APR 30 VOUS QUI SAVEZ CE QU’EST L/AMOUR
MAY 5 VOUS QUI SAVEZ CE QU’EST L/AMOUR
MAY 6 VOUS QUI SAVEZ CE QU’EST L/AMOUR
JUN 2 CENDRILLON
JUN 5 CENDRILLON
JUN 6 CENDRILLON
JUN 7 CENDRILLON (Mat)

THÉÂTRE DU CHÂTELET

JAN 21 SAUL
JAN 23 SAUL
JAN 25 SAUL
JAN 27 SAUL
JAN 29 SAUL
JAN 31 SAUL

THÉÂTRE DES CHAMPS-ELYSÉES

FEB 27 FIDELIO
MAR 20 ROBERTO DEVEREUX
MAR 22 ROBERTO DEVEREUX
MAR 24 ACANTE ET CÉPHISE
MAR 25 ROBERTO DEVEREUX
MAR 30 ROBERTO DEVEREUX
APR 1 ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
APR 4 XERXES
APR 20 BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE
MAY 11 ORFEO
MAY 18 ALESSANDRO
JUN 11 L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
JUN 14 L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
JUN 16 L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
JUN 18 L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
JUN 20 L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
JUN 25 PSYCHÉ
[/vc_tabs][/vc_column]