European Heritage Days 2021 at Paris Théâtre National de l’Opéra Comique

Published by Cécile D. · Published on 15 September 2021 at 11h35
Comedies and operas lovers are expected at the Théâtre national de l’Opéra Comique for the 38th European Heritage Days held on September 18 and 19, 2021. On the menu, free and guided tours backstage and more workshops for the entire family!

Paris Opéra Comique as you have never seen it before… This is what the cultural venue in Paris 2nd arrondissement offers you for the 38thedition of European Heritage Days, on Saturday September 18 and Sunday 19, 2021. A theater offering this year tours for the whole family backstage to know all the story behind this institution.

The Opéra Comique was created under the reign of Louis XVI, in 1714 by Catherine Baron – who was the first director – and Gautier de Saint-Edme, two members of a carny company rejected by the Comédie-Française and the Académie Royale de Musique (current Opéra Garnier). A company that did more into pantomime and opera parody. It is in 1714 too that the company is authorized to have its own theater, but on the condition that spoken dialogs should be inserted between songs. Today, the authorized repertoire got bigger and extended to baroque music and contemporary music.

To make sure you can be part of it, do not forget to book ahead of your viist. Do not miss this fantastic occasion to discover a Parisian history gem!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 18 September 2021
Starts at 10 a.m.



    1 place Boieldieu
    75002 Paris 2


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