Paris is the capital of classical music and opera , and there are not there less than fifty concert venues . This is the time to book your tickets! The musical life of Paris is studded with the names of distinguished composers, Rameau, Lully Gounod, Cherubini, Meyerbeer, Offenbach, Spontini, Rossini, Verdi, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel …
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Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. No need to present it ! Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the the beautiful Cathedrals of Notre-Dame and Sacré Cœur!
Paris' musical heritage is one of the most prestigious in the world with some 15,000 seats in its various concert halls and opera houses. Its different concert halls and operas present a wide offer of classical performances.
Would you be tempted by a magnificent ballet or a great opera in Paris?
The Opera Garnier, the Opera Bastille, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Paris Philharmonie are waiting for you.
Paris glitters with exciting things to do and see. Attending to a concert, an opera or ballet performance in Paris is an unforgettable experience.
Do not wait any longer, book your opera tickets for Paris' 2017-2018 season!
Since 1994, the Palais Garnier and Opéra Bastille have been brought together under the banner of the Opéra National de Paris.
- Palais Garnier
A model for a great many auditoriums all over the world, it was constructed in the time of Napoleon III as part of the major development scheme carried out by Haussmann; the Opéra was put out to competition and Charles Garnier submitted the winning design. The construction work was to last from 1860 to 1875.
Since 1994, major refurbishment work has been undertaken to restore the sumptuousness of the Palais, very typical of the Second Empire style. The Groupe de la Danse de Carpeaux [Young Carp Dance Group], the marble Grand Staircase, the red and gold auditorium with ceiling by Chagall and a crystal chandelier weighing 8 tonnes are all designed for performance and illusion. In Box 5, you might even perhaps encounter the famous phantom …
Backstage, the Palais Garnier is home to some 70 stage technicians and Ballet de l’Opéra company, one of the most famous in the world.
- Opéra Bastille
The work of Carlos Ott whose construction was one of François Mitterrand's major building projects, it was officially opened on 13 July 1989, at the time of the commemorative celebrations of the bicentenary of the French Revolution. This large, modern, 2,703 seat theatre has all the latest equipment technology can offer.
THEATRE DES CHAMPS ELYSEES
Driven through by Gabriel Astruc, this art nouveau theatre built in 1913 by Les Frères Perret [the Perret brothers] with the collaboration of the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle and the painter Maurice Denis, was listed as an historic monument in 1953. The scandal of the first performance of the Rite of Spring by the Russian ballet should not consign the great figures who followed one another on to this prestigious stage to oblivion: from Debussy, Saint-Saëns to Furtwängler, Boulez and Gergiev, from Nelly Melba, Callas, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf to Cecilia Bartoli…
The Théâtre du Châtelet will be closed for two years from April 2017 due to renovations.
First opened in 1862, with its 2,500 seats it was then the largest auditorium in Paris. The Théâtre du Châtelet has been an eclectic venue since the very beginning, for it has been host to Plays, Extravaganzas, Operetta (Luis Mariano, Tino Rosi), Variety shows, Films (Méliès) and Dance (Pavlova, Nijinski, Diaghilev). Since Edouard Colonne who staged first performances of French works (Bizet, Massenet, Ravel), the theatre has played a major role in the musical life of Paris. Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Grieg, Mahler and Richard Strauss have come to conduct their works. In our day, by inviting the greatest conductors and bringing theatre directors in to the Opéra, the Théâtre du Châtelet has managed to retain its international standing.
After more than one year of works, the Opera Comique has been completly refurbished and re-opened in April 2017.
The first building dates from 1783. After two fires in 1838 and 1887, the present auditorium was first opened in 1898. Here the notes of Mignon, Carmen, Pelléas, Louise and Lakmé still resonate. Even though the programme today puts undue emphasis on music-hall, you can still listen to a few operas and recitals here.
This 1,020 seat showcase for chamber music and recitals almost became a carpark in 1963. Since listed as an historic monument, it has just been completely renovated and restored to its original form.
The Philharmonie de Paris was inaugurated on 14 January 2015. The site provides hosting chamber orchestras , jazz and world music in high quality audio equipment. It consists of the " Philharmonie 1" and " Philharmonie 2 ".