Paris Opera Concert Series

Paris Opera Concert Series
Opéra Palais Garnier

Until November 7, 2020

No dialogue

Location

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

Duration

1 hour and 40 minutes

No intermission


Details

Classical concert

Recommended for all ages

No dialogue


Highlights

Welcome to an exquisite series of classical music concerts performed on the stage of the glorious Palais Garnier. From Mozart to Bach, Vivaldi, Rossini and many others, a programme of 13 concerts interpretated by the Paris Opera Orchestra and Choir is scheduled between September and November 2020.

Story

This concert series combines many different performances which vary depending on the date. You may choose between the most famous works by composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Gioacchino Rossini and many more. You may find the program below to choose the concert you like.

 

Concert Programme

Saturday, September 19th at 20:00

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

Symphony No. 39, in E flat major, K543

Symphony No. 40, in Sol minor, K550

Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” in C major, K551

 

Saturday, September 26th at 17:00

Johann Sebastian Bach:

Suite for the orchestra n ° 3, in Re major, BWV 1068

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, in Fa major, BWV 1046

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, in Fa major, BWV 1047

Brandenburg Concerto n ° 4, in Sol major, BWV 1049

 

Saturday, September 26th at 20:00

Johann Sebastian Bach:

Suite for the orchestra n ° 2, in Si minor, BWV 1067

Brandenburg Concerto n ° 3, in Sol major, BWV 1048

Brandenburg Concerto n ° 6, in B flat major, BWV 1051

Brandenburg Concerto n ° 5, in Re major, BWV 1050

 

Sunday, September 27th at 17:00

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

Symphony No. 39, in E flat major, K543

Symphony No. 40, in Sol minor, K550

Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” in C major, K551

 

Saturday, October 3rd at 17:00

Johann Sebastian Bach:

Suite for the orchestra n ° 3, in Re major, BWV 1068

Brandenburg Concerto n ° 1, in Fa major, BWV 1046

Brandenburg Concerto n ° 2, in Fa major, BWV 1047

Brandenburg Concerto n ° 4, in Sol major , BWV 1049

 

Saturday, October 3rd at 20:00

Johann Sebastian Bach:

Suite for the orchestra n ° 2, in Si minor, BWV 1067

Brandenburg Concerto n ° 3, in Sol major, BWV 1048

Brandenburg Concerto n ° 6, in B flat major, BWV 1051

Brandenburg Concerto n ° 5, in Re major, BWV 1050

 

Sunday, October 4th at 17:00

Antonio Vivaldi:

Concerto for 2 Trumpets, RV 537

Concerto for bassoon, strings and harpsichord, RV 484

Concerto for oboe, strings and harpsichord, RV 463

The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni), op. 8

 

Saturday, October 10th at 20:00

Gioacchino Rossini:

Small Solemn Mass

 

Sunday, October 11th at 17:00

Gioacchino Rossini:

Small Solemn Mass

 

Saturday, October 17th at 17:00

Johannes Brahms / Franz Schubert:

Recital by the Paris Opera Choirs

 

Saturday, October 24th at 20:00

Johannes Brahms:

Vier Gesänge, op. 17, for female choir, two horns and harp

Liebeslieder Walzer, op. 52 for vocal quartet and piano four hands

Gabriel Fauré:

Requiem, op. 48

 

Sunday, October 25th at 17:00

Johannes Brahms:

Vier Gesänge, op. 17, for female choir, two horns and harp

Liebeslieder Walzer, op. 52 for vocal quartet and piano four hands

Gabriel Fauré:

Requiem, op. 48

 

Saturday, November 7th at 17:00

Johannes Brahms / Franz Schubert:

Recital by the Paris Opera Choirs

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Opéra Palais Garnier

Place de l’Opéra 75009 Paris

One of the most prestigious stages in all of France, the Palais Garnier was constructed from 1860 to 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 a 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 movment of large numbers of people; complete with a grand marbled 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 accomodate 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 audotorium in the copula dome was once used strictly for cleaning the chandelier, but has since been transformed into a space for opera and dance rehersals.

 

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.

FAQ

How do I get to the venue?

The Palais Garnier is accessible by the metro station Opéra (Lines 3, 7, 8) and Auber (RER Line A). Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the venue 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 venue?

We invite you to arrive 30 minutes before the beginning of the show, and present your voucher 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.

Is there a coat check available?

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

Can I take photos of 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 take a snapshot of the wonderful venue to remember your night out!

Is it a show for travellers or French people?

Both! The Palais Garnier has been welcoming audiences from all over the world for close to 150 years. This concert series does not include any dialogs.

Is there a dress code?

There is no particular dress code. However, we do request that you dress suitably. On gala evenings, a dark suit is suggested for gentlemen and a dress for ladies.