Patrice Chéreau, the exhibition at the Opera library-museum in Paris

Located within the Opera Garnier, the Opera library-museum dedicates a wonderful exhibition to stage director Patrice Chéreau (1944-2013). Entitled “Mettre en scène l’opéra” [Staging opera], this exhibition returns on the special features of staging when designed for opera. To be visited from November 18, 2017 to March 3, 2018.

Manuscripts, letters, drawings, models, photographs… Here are all the things you’ll see in the new collection of the Opera library-museum in Paris! This documentary richness tells about how complete the task of a stage director is, who is the person working on all the different fronts and in constant exchange with a large team of costume makers, technicians, actors, etc.

It’s time to honor the incredible Patrice Chéreau we all know very well for his work on theater stages. Making the best of the revival of his staging of “De La Maison des Morts” by Janáček in November 2017 at Paris Opéra Bastille, the Opera library-museum aims at focusing on the stager’s work particularity when he works for the opera, this giant machine where we have to take into account even more aspects and constrains than in a theater.

Because here, stagers have to direct singers and collaborating with music directors as well as with light creators and costume makers, Patrice Chéreau’s work is wide and fascinating.

To be discovered before heading to the Opera house and attend a show or buy tickets!

Practical information:
Patrice Chéreau, stager at the Opera

At the Opéra Library-museum
From November 18, 2017 to March 3, 2018
Open from Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Regular rate: €12
Reduced rate: €8

Maïlys C.
Last updated on 14 August 2017

Practical information

Opening Time
From 18 November 2017 to 3 March 2018



    8 Rue Scribe
    75009 Paris 9

    Métro Opéra

    tarif réduit: 11 €
    tarif plein: 12 €

    Recommended age
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