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Opéra de la Bastille

Opéra de la Bastille Review

Opéra de la Bastille, the mammoth ultramodern facility designed by architect Carlos Ott and built in 1989, long ago took over the role of Paris's main opera house from the Opéra Garnier (although both operate under the same Opéra de Paris umbrella). Like the building, performances tend to be on the avant-garde side—you're as likely to see a contemporary adaptation of La Bohème as you are to hear Kafka set to music. Tickets for Opéra de Paris productions range from €5 to €200 and generally go on sale at the box office a month before shows, earlier by phone and online. The opera season usually runs September through July, and the box office is open Monday–Saturday 11–6:30. You can buy tickets (€12) for guided tours of the opera house at the box office.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pl. de la Bastille, 12e Bastille/Nation, Paris, 75012 | Map It
  • Phone: 08–92–89–90–90 €0.34 per min; 01–40–01–19–70 Tours
  • Website:
  • Metro Bastille.
  • Location: Bastille/Nation
Updated: 02-19-2014

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