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Backstage at the Paris Opera


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#16 Drew

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:37 PM

Let me add my thanks for posting these links--I enjoyed them a lot.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 01:59 PM

http://www.lightmedi...ruary/opera.pdf

Here's a very interesting (and in english! ) reportage of 21 pages on POB's school's backstage

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 05:21 PM

Thank you for that link as well--some wonderful photographs. But I'm not sure I would exactly describe the language as "English" -- more like "translationese"...

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 03:22 AM

:P Thank you again for all this, I am really looking forward to going to see Aurelie Dupont in Oneguin, it looks brilliant from the very small snippets from the series.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 07:12 PM

Is there a public backstage tour of the Paris Opera? Obviously one wouldn't get to go everywhere those cameras did, but still... is there a tour? I've heard mention of some such thing from time to time, but don't know they still are given.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 03:43 AM

No, there isn't, unless you're a member of the AROP. Howewer, these tours may be given in special circumstances.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:47 AM

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There is a tour of the front of house, you can join a conducted tour with a guide, in either french or english, or as an alternative you can go around on your own. This also includes any exhibition on at the time. this costs 7 or 8 euro's. However the interior is extremely dark, so you need good eyesight. It would be wonderful to be able to see backstage, and I would love to see an Etoile's class.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 12:47 PM

In the final report we follow the excitement of the audience attending the 'Jeunes Danseurs' program including, most touchingly, an accompanying husband won over to the art form and the parents of Héloïse Bourdon watching their daughter perform the White Swan adagio.

http://tf1.lci.fr/in...a-l-opera-.html


Thanks for these. I think this was my favorite. I don't understand most of the French but am so glad I caught the words of the awed audience member (the woman who brought her husband): "La reve de ma vie."


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