Concerts in Opéra Bastille
The Opéra Bastille is a renowned music venue located in the heart of Paris, France. It was inaugurated on July 13, 1989, and has since become one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world. This modern architectural masterpiece was designed by Carlos Ott and features a striking glass and steel facade.
The Opéra Bastille offers a diverse range of performances, primarily focusing on opera, ballet, and classical music. It serves as the principal venue for the Paris National Opera, showcasing both traditional repertoire and innovative contemporary productions. The venue has three main performance spaces: the Grand Salle, with a seating capacity of 2,700; the Amphitheatre, accommodating 450 spectators; and the Studio, an intimate setting for experimental works.
Notable events and performances have graced the Opéra Bastille stage throughout its history. In 1990, Plácido Domingo starred in Verdi's "Don Carlos" during its opening season. The venue also hosted the world premiere of Philip Glass's "Les Enfants Terribles" in 1996. Additionally, it has welcomed acclaimed conductors such as Daniel Barenboim and Gustavo Dudamel.
One unique feature that sets the Opéra Bastille apart from other music venues is its commitment to accessibility. The theater offers audio description services for visually impaired patrons and regularly schedules performances with open-captioning for those with hearing impairments.