La Cenerentola

Ⓒopera national de paris
Opéra Palais Garnier

Until December 7, 2022

Italian surtitled in English & French

Location

Opéra Palais Garnier
Place de l’Opéra 75009 Paris
Capacity 1900 seats

Duration

3 hours and 10 minutes

With intemisssion


Details

Opera

For all the family

In Italian with Fench surtitles


Highlights

La Cenerentola, the last opera-bouffe by Gioacchino Rossini, dramma giocoso in two acts with a libretto by Jacopo Ferretti, based on the tale Cinderella by Charles Perrault Musical direction by Diego Matheuz, staging by Guillaume Gallienne, Dmitry Korchak (Don Ramiro, Vito Priante (Dandini), Carlo Lepore (Don Magnifico), Martina Russomanno (Clorinda), Carlo Lepore (Don Magnifico), Martina Russomanno (Clorinda), Marine Chagnon (Tisbé), Gaëlle Arquez (Angelina), Luca Pisaroni (Alidoro), with the Orchestra and Chorus of the famous Paris Opera.

 

To make your experience unforgettable, you can choose a unique offer which includes a glass of champagne, a programme and exclusive access to the Salon Liebermann. See below for more information.

Story

Cinderella... but this time without the supernatural effects. A bracelet replaces the glass slipper, a philosopher-tutor replaces the fairy, what more is new? The librettist Jacopo Ferretti shows that good always triumphs over bad, but what does it take for that to happen? Cinderella, after marrying the prince, forgives her father and her two sisters for their trickery. In a comedic situation, lines between characters and role-playing alternate throughout the show to jubilant music carried by the composer's famous crescendos. Above all, it's surprising to find that this masterpiece, La Cenerentola, was composed in only twenty-four days!

 

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 upgraded offer at the time of booking:

 

Champagne + Programme + Exclusive Access to Salon Liebermann + 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 Garnier's beautiful Salon Liebermann, reserved for primary ticket holders. As 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.

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Opéra Palais Garnier

Place de l’Opéra 75009 Paris

History and Fun Facts about the Palais Garnier

One of the most prestigious stages in all of France, the Palais Garnier was constructed between 1860 and 1875, designed by legendary architect Charles Garnier, who was selected among a handful of talented architects in a fierce design competition. The building itself is considered an artful masterpiece, and was one of the most expensive construction projects to come from the Second French Empire under the reign of Napoléon III. The elaborate use of different materials to lend a lavish multicolored facade was typical of many of the works under the rule of Napoléon III, and features sculptures of various figures of Greek mythology. The official inauguration in 1875 was attended by the Mayor of London and Amsterdam, the King Alphonso XII of Spain, and hundreds of members from European high society.

 

The interior was meticulously designed with intertwining corridors, alcoves and landings to allow for easy movement of large numbers of people; complete with a grand marble staircase and the grand foyer, acting as the drawing room for all of Paris high society and covered in gilded paintings. The auditorium itself is in a traditional Italian horseshoe shape, seating 1900. The stage is the largest in Europe and can accommodate 450 artists, revealed by the opening of the legendary painted curtain. Garnier himself designed the 7-tonne chandelier sparkling above the audience. In 1896, one of the many chandelier counterweights broke free and killed a concierge, the incident that inspired the scenes in the 1910 novel-turned-musical The Phantom of the Opera. The space above the auditorium in the copula dome was once used strictly for cleaning the chandelier, but has since been transformed into a space for opera and dance rehearsals.

 

The legendary building was initially deemed the Academie Imperiale de Musique, yet with the fall of the Second Empire and the start of the Third Republic, this was aptly changed for the Academie Nationale de Musique, which we see written across the exterior facade to this day. Garnier envisioned his design and the transformation of the surrounding area, and to this day the opulence of the Second Empire lives on in this living monument. The avenue de l'Opéra remains the only large Parisian corridor without trees, as Garnier explicitly prevented Hausmann from adorning the street with trees, arguing that his Palais Garnier was to be the main focus. Palais Garnier became the official name in 1989 with the construction of the Opéra Bastille, and the venue now houses primarily ballets.

 

Fast facts
Capacity: 1979
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

FAQ

Where will I be seated and will I see the subtitles clearly?

There are a maximum of four categories available, each of which provides a comfortable view of the subtitles. The subtitles are projected above and on the sides of the stage of the Opéra Garnier.

How do I get to the Opéra Palais Garnier?

The theatre is accessible by the metro station Opéra (Lines 3, 7, 8 and RER A). Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre weekdays from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to the theatre?

We invite you to arrive 30 minutes before the beginning of La Cenerentola and present your ticket at the front desk. The theatre's English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats. Please note that the performances at the Palais Garnier begin precisely on time, and all late arrivals will not be permitted to enter the auditorium until intermission.

Does the venue have a specific dress code?

For Parisian operas and ballets, the dress tends to be a bit fancier than in other venues, so feel free to have a little fun and dress to impress. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in casual chic attire. Generally, elegant casual wear is required, and jackets are recommended for men. Shorts, Bermuda shorts, flip-flops, sportswear, and trainers are discouraged.

Is there a coat check available?

Free cloakrooms are available on various floors of the theatre. Travel bags and suitcases are not allowed.

How long does the show last?

The opera La Cenerentola lasts 3 hours and 10 minutes including an intermission.

Can I take photos during the performance?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film or record the performance for the duration of the show. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to ta

Where do I collect my final tickets, show programme and champagne?

In order to collect your tickets, please go to the main reception desk of the Opéra Garnier located on the right as you enter, with your Theatre in Paris tickets. You will be able to exchange them for your final tickets. You can collect your tickets up to an hour and a half before the start of the performance.
At the Opéra Garnier, you can collect your included show programme in the main store, at the programme stand in the entry hall, or at the programme stand at the bottom of the Grand Staircase.
You can choose to enjoy your champagne or desired beverage before the performance or during intermission at any of the public bars or in the exclusive Salon Liebermann. The Salon is located on the right-hand side of the Grand Foyer, behind the fireplace.

What is included with my premium ticket?

A program of the show, a glass of champagne, and exclusive access to the magnificent Salon Berlioz are included in your tickets.

If I purchased premium 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.

Covid-19 Information

Specific measures and obligations may apply to this show. Before making your reservation, please check the updated information on our Covid-19 page: https://www.theatreinparis.com/en/page/covid-19