Upcoming exhibition

Mozart, a French passion

From June 20 to September 24, 2017

As the Paris Opera launches a new Mozart-Da Ponte cycle, the exhibition organised by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Paris Opera sheds light on the impact of the Salzburg-born composer on French musical life, from his early visits in France to his posthumous glory in the nation's opera houses.

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Past exhibition

Bakst : from the Ballets russes to haute couture

From 22 November 2016 to 4 March 2017 at the Palais Garnier

On the occasion of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the artist’s birth, the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Opéra National de Paris have organised a retrospective exhibition presenting the work of a man anchored in a fairy-tale creation, in spite of the hardships of time and the violence of history.

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American Choreographers at the Paris Opera

From 16 June to 25 September 2016 at the Palais Garnier

A true phenomenon in the history of the choreographic arts, American dance is regarded as “an art of change”. It
developed quickly at the beginning of the 20th century and asserted its creative strength during the middle years of that century, whilst becoming immediately recognisable around the world. Characterised by great diversity, American dance cannot be limited to a stylistic or geographical definition.

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Virtual exhibition

Samson et Dalila: Spaces & matters

The partnership between ESAA Duperré and Paris National Opera/Opéra-Université, was initiated during 2012-2013 season and lead to several projects one of which was A Ring in images. Works of the students in BTS Space Design were exhibited in the public areas of the Bastille Opera in 2013.

Students in BTS Space Design, DMA (Diplôme des Métiers d’art) Arts Textiles option broderie and DSAA (Diplôme supérieur en Arts appliqués), Mention Mode – Majeure Mode et Environnement have produced works based on the opera of Camille Saint-Saëns, Samson et Dalila, scheduled at the beginning of this season.

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