Until February 17, 2023
Place de la Bastille, 75012 Paris
Capacity 2700 seats
2 hours and 55 minutes
Recommended for all ages
In Italian with French and English subtitles
Highlights: Il Trovatore
Opera in four parts (1853) by Giuseppe Verdi, to a libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, after Antonio Garcia Gutiérrez, conducted by Carlo Rizzi, directed by Alex Ollé, with Anna Pirozzi (Leonora), Marie-Andrée Bouchard -Lesieur (Inès), Judit Kutasi (Azucena), Quinn Kelsey (Il Conte di Luna), Roberto Tagliavini (Ferrando), Yusif Eycasov (Manrico), Samy Camps (Ruiz), Shin Jae Kim (Un vecchio zingaro), Chae Hoon Baek (Un messo) and the Orchestra and Chorus of the Paris Opera.
Giuseppe Verdi's Il Trovatore is one of the most popular operas of all times. Verdi alone illustrated the magic of the lyric genre with one of the most impressive repertoires which exhibit the vocal prowess of his performers. This flamboyant tragedy tells a story of passion and sibling rivalry.
To make your experience an unforgettable one, you will be able to choose an exclusive add-on upon booking. See more details below.
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Story: Il Trovatore
The Count of Luna is in love with gorgeous Leonora. He desperately attempts to get rid of his opponent, Manrico, who comes in the evening to sing under Leonora's windows. However, the Count does not know that the man who arouses his jealousy is actually her younger brother who was kidnapped by a gypsy fifteen years earlier.
The director Àlex Ollé chose to transpose the romantic opera into the context of the First World War, thus justifying the extreme situations the characters have to face: love, jealousy, hate and the desire for revenge.
Add-On & Special Experience
Looking for more than a standard ticket to the show? To make your experience an unforgettable one, you will be able to choose this following upgrated offer at the time of booking:
Champagne + Programme + Exclusive Access to Salon Berlioz + Show
This package is available even after standard sales for the opera are closed. It includes a glass of champagne, a show programme, and exclusive access to the Opéra Bastille's beautiful Salon Berlioz, reserved for primary ticket holders. A result of our official partnership with the Friends of Paris Opera Association, the package can only be purchased via the Theatre in Paris box office.
History and Fun Facts about the Opéra Bastille
Designed by Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott, the building was commissioned by French President François Mitterrand and inaugurated in 1989. For years many had lamented the lack of a modern venue in Paris capable of welcoming modern concerts and performances with different acoustic approaches, and the flexibility that a modulable venue lends. A movement started in the 1960s called for a larger new venue in Paris that would appeal to the masses, a modern compliment to the elaborate Palais Garnier. Just over 100 years after the inauguration of the Palais Garnier, the demands finally won over the newly-elected President Mitterrand, who supported the project as the headliner among many modern works launched during his term. Selecting the popular Bastille neighborhood for its ease of accessibility from Paris and the surrounding areas, the old Bastille Train Station was destroyed to make way for the construction of the new venue. The building was completed just in time for the bicentenary of the French Revolution.
The venue has undergone many changes in direction resulting from varying political affiliations, and has undergone major renovations since its construction to repair and to soundproof the entire structure. Unlike other auditorium designs, each and every seat at the Opéra Bastille guarantees an unrestricted view of the stage. With its white glass ceiling, crisp gray compliments, and black seating adorned with rich oak, the venue is an ode to modernity and simplistic design. From the exterior, made of blue granite from Brittany and blocks of glass, light is reflected from every corner of this angular venue.
Fast facts Capacity: 2745 Handicap Accessible: Yes - in order to guarantee access to specific locations, we ask that you make your reservation at least 15 days before the performance. Air conditioning: Yes Heating: Yes
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What is included with my Premium ticket?
As the premium tickets are our most exclusive package, these tickets include seating in category Optima, the best in the house, a programme of the show, a glass of champagne, and exclusive access to the magnificent Salon Berlioz.
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Where can I collect my program and my glass of champagne?
What is included with my ticket?
A program of the show, a glass of champagne and exclusive access to the magnificent Salon Berlioz are included in your tickets.
Where can I collect my program and my glass of champagne?
At the Opéra Bastille, you may pick your program in the main shop as well as at the program stands located at the main entrance, on the 2nd and 4th floors. You can choose to enjoy your glass of champagne before the performance or during intermission. Champagne will be available at public bars or in the exclusive Salon Berlioz. The Salon is located on the first floor, at the right of the entrance to the Opera House. It is accessible by elevator or by stairs.