Major partners of the Paris Opera’s 350th anniversary

Major partners of
the Paris Opera’s 350th anniversary

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Abbé Perrin (Director of...

The Sorbonne

The Sorbonne

If there is one workshop that can stir the imagination at the Opera, it would be the painting studio and its Sorbonne. The name is evocative of knowledge and great thinkers and it naturally spurs us to think of the artists’ savoir-faire and their command of colour… The reality, though, is quite different. Indispensable in any place where varnishes and solvents are handled, the Sorbonne is an industrial extractor—or a ventilation and extraction booth—which allows these materials to be used safely. It was recently removed as nowadays, the painters and set designers use little if any paint with solvents, which means that all that is now required is basic protective equipment. Even so, if the extractor has gone, the space where the various paints and paintbrushes are stored still bears its name. As a result, you can still go to the Sorbonne without leaving the Opéra! 

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Partners of the Paris Opera’s 350th anniversary

  • Sponsor of Crystal Pite's production

  • Sponsor of Opera's Battle

  • Sponsor of Les Indes galantes

With the generous support of

  • Sponsor of La Traviata

  • Sponsor of the Emperor box restoration

  • Principal sponsor of the Paris Opera Ballet

  • IT Mobility & User Experience Partner

  • Mécène Services IT

  • Sponsor of the Paris Opera Academy

Institutions associated with the 350th anniversary

Media partners