Operas in France

Opera is a fascinating aspect of French culture. This nation has given some of the best operas to the world. It has one the richest operatic traditions in Europe with works by renowned composers like Rameau, Debussy, Bizet and Lully. Foreign composers including Gluck, Rossini, Verdi and Meyerbeer have also contributed to the French tradition, which is a truly long-standing one. French opera first emerged in the 17th Century at the royal court of Louis XIV.



Town: Nice Address: 4, 6 Rue Saint-François-de-Paule Phone: +33 4 9362 2055 Price: 10 - 85 EUR Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 14:30 -20:30 This opera is the principal cultural venue in Nice, with tickets sold out months before the actual performances, and despite the exorbitant prices. The site strives to maintain a serious, academic approach to musical performances, with a particular emphasis on classic operas. Verdi appears regularly in the repertoire of Opera de Nice.
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Town: Paris Address: 120, rue de Lyon Phone: +33 1 40 01 17 89

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Town: Paris Address: 5, rue Favart Phone: +33 1 42 44 45 40 e-mail: mtarot@free.fr Price: 6 - 95 EUR Established in 1714, the Opera Comique experienced many ups and down before reaching its status of the National Theatre of Opéra Comique. Located near the Parisian Stock Exchange building, just a few steps from the world-famous Opera Garnier, Opera Comique offers a wide variety of performances – starting from the traditional French comic operettas,
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Town: Paris Address: 1, Place de l'Opéra Phone: +33 1 40 01 80 52 Price: 7 - 100 EUR Located in the heart of Paris, The Opera Garnier boats one of the most prestigious ballet scenes in Europe, offering top-notch dancing, musical and lyrical performances by artists from all over the world. Designed to host 2,200 spectators, this celebrated venue was initially referred to as the Opera de Paris, a name taken over by the neighboring the Opera Bastille in the 1980s.
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Town: Paris Address: 7, rue Louis-le-Grand Phone: +33 1 42 61 44 16 Price: 16 - 46 EUR The origins of Théâtre la Pépinière-Opéra date back to 1919, when it was founded by the popular singer Saint-Granier and his friend, the composer Gaston Gabaroche. In the 1920s la Pépinière-Opéra was one of the most popular venues in Paris, attracting crowds with its live revue shows, stand up comedies and operettas.
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