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Bastille Opera

Opera Bastille is the second venue of Paris Opera. A ballet performance at Opera Bastille is one of the best evenings you can dream of in Paris. The Opera Bastille and Le Marais districts are some of the liveliest in town. Paris monuments.

An evening at Opera Bastille

Opera Bastille, Paris modern opera house, is home to the well known Opera National de Paris. Opera Bastille is the heart of the Bastille district, a lively Paris nightlife district around rue de Lappe (Paris map) and rue Keller (Paris map). It is also on the edge of the famous Le Marais district.

We recommend the affordable ballet performances of Ballet de l'Opera National de Paris. Check also Opera Garnier.

Ballet at Opera Bastille
Ballet at Opera Bastille

History of Opera Bastille

Opera Bastille is a modern opera house located on the Place de la Bastille in Paris. Commisionned in 1981 by President Francois Mitterrand, it was designed by Carlos Ott and inaugurated in 1989 on the occasion of the celebrations of the bicentennial of the Revolution as part of major works for Paris. It is with the Opera Garnier one of the two rooms constituting the Paris Opera. With 2,703 seats, the Opera Bastille Grand Auditorium is one of the largest in the world in terms of capacity. In comparison, the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House can accommodate 2,679 people seated and 1,720 for the Bolshoi Theater. And that's more than 2/3 of the Metropolitan Opera of New York and its 3,800 seats. As the Opera Garnier was not closed, operas and ballets are performed today in both opera houses.

Opera Bastille
Opera Bastille

Opera Bastille information

120, rue de Lyon
Paris 75012 France

Paris metro: Bastille station. Lines 1,5, 8. Locate Opera Bastille on Paris map. Opera Bastille programming and tickets on web site. Seating of Opera Bastille

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The Nutcracker at Opera Bastille

Bastille day

The Bastille Opera owes its name to the Bastille fortress, once the prison of the French monarchy that stood on Place de La Bastille. Bastille also gave its name to the French national holiday. Widely known as Bastille Day, July 14th is the national holiday in France since 1880. This date commemorates the taking of the Bastille July 14th, 1789 and the Federation Day July 14th, 1790 during the French revolution. The taking of the Bastille was the first major event of the French Revolution. Bastille day in Paris.

The taking of La Bastille
The taking of La Bastille
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