In 1669, Louis XIV decided to create a "Royal Opera Academy" which would not stop evolving to become the Paris Opera as we know it... and which this year is celebrating its 350th anniversary!
To retrace this long and rich history, Henri Loyrette and Sarah Barbedette have gathered about forty authors who invite us to an exciting encyclopaedic walk.
You can meet Lully and Rameau, discover the beginnings of ballet and the "Querelle des Bouffons", relive Mozart's first Parisian creations and the rise of the decor in the 19th century, attend the inauguration of the
Palais Garnier and then to the staging of the works of Wagner, Berlioz and Strauss, we learn all the secrets of the Opera under the Occupation and we enchant ourselves with the modern period marked by
figures such as Messiaen, Nureyev or even Chagall!
This encyclopaedic collection of several centuries of lyrical and choreographic history is a reference work that will captivate both the specialist and the amateur.
Publication date: 30 octobre 2019
Dimensions: 17x 24 cm
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