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Canceled—The Paris Opéra

Special Events: Spring 2020

  • Saturday, April 25, 2020
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • In-person

As a precautionary measure in light of COVID-19, the Gallery has canceled this event. We hope to welcome you to the Gallery soon and thank you for your support.

Swiss director Jean-Stéphane Bron has crafted an expansive portrait of L'Opéra National de Paris, which annually presents over 400 performances of ballet, opera, and music. Bron's primary focus is the institution's daily challenges, from labor issues to training to the cost of a ticket. Footage of singers, dancers, musicians, directors, stagehands, maintenance, and managers — the multitude of people who keep the venerable institution going — depicts a life behind the scenes at one of the world's most prestigious performing arts palaces. (Jean-Stéphane Bron, 2017, subtitles, 110 minutes)

Shown in conjunction with the exhibition Degas at the Opéra.