Bordeaux: Grand Théâtre

Country: France
Department, Region: Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
City: Bordeaux
Location: place de la Comédie

Built by Victor Louis for the governor of Aquitaine, Conte de Richileu (a grand-nephew of the famous cardinal Richelieu). Opened 7 April 1780 with Racine's "Athalia" (Act I, with music by Franz Beck). Damaged during the French Revolution, restored 1799. 1837 conversion of the concert hall (700 seats) into a ball room, later into a foyer. 1853 renovation by Burget. In 1871 used as French parliament during the siege of Paris, hence site of the proclamation of the 3rd French Republic. 1915, 1919, 1938, 1977 renovations. 1990-1992 major renovation by Bernard Fanquernie. Re-opened 1992 with Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte". Used for opera performances by the resident "Opéra National de Bordeaux" company. Originally 1158, today 1114 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Georges Bizet: Ivan le Terrible (12 Oct 1951)

Link: www.opera-bordeaux.com, Wikipedia, EUTA

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Bordeaux, le Grand Théâtre soue le 1er Empire"
Reverse Text: "Bordeaux (33), Vieilles gravures époque 1er Empire. La place de la Comédie et le Grand Théâtre, au fond, le Château Trompette."
Publisher: Éts. L. Chatagneau, Bordeaux; N 4812
Type: modern reproduction of a ca. 1800s engraving
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Le Grand-Théâtre de Bordeaux en 1830"
Reverse Text: "Bordeaux (33), Vieilles Gravure. Le Grand-Théâtre en 1830 avant le nivellement de la Place et la pose des marches"
Publisher: Éts. L. Chatagneau, Bordeaux; N 4753
Type: modern reproduction of an 1830 engraving
Size: Modern
Sent: from Lacanau-Océan to Dresden (Germany), 1976

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "The Théatre (from Tourny Alleys) - Grand Théâtre - Bordeaux - Le Grand Théâtre Municipal vu des Allées de Tourny", and a poem:
      "L'Architecte Louis construit tes arches
      Superbe Grand Théatre où se cultive l'Art.
      Dans tes balcons dorés, aux riches colonades,
      Tout un public charmé vient écouter Mozart."
              (Extrait de l'Ode à Bordeaux de Lodois Laiasie).
Publisher: Marcel Delboy, Bordeaux
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Bordeaux - Le Grand Théâtre"
Publisher: Phototypie Ch. Chambon, Bordeaux; 65
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Bordeaux to Chambon-sur-Voueize, 1916

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Bordeaux - Le Grand Théâtre"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Bordeaux - Le Grand Théâtre"
Publisher: ?; 23
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Bordeaux. - Le Grand-Théâtre et le cours du XXX Juillet"
Publisher: PP; 5
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Bordeaux - Le Grand Théâtre et la Place de la Comédie"
Publisher: Edit. La Cigogne, Bordeaux; 2
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Bordeaux - Le Grand Théâtre"
Publisher: Phototypie Marcel Delboy, Bordeaux; 82
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Bordeaux - Vue prise de la Terrasse du Grand Théâtre"
Publisher: BR; 341
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Bordeaux to Montluçon, 1909

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Reverse Text: "La Douce France. Bordeaux - Vue générale prise de la Terrasse du Grand Théâtre"
Publisher: Éditions d'Art Yvon, Paris
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Bordeaux - Grand Théâtre: La Salle des Concerts"
Publisher: Ch. Chambon, Bordeaux
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Bordeaux to Paris, 1911 (?)

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Bordeaux - Escalier du Grand-Théâtre"
Publisher: ?; 109
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Bordeaux - Le Grand Théâtre"
Publisher: Éditions 'La Cigogne', Bordeaux; 185
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: from Libourne to Paris, 1948

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Reverse Text: "Bordeaux - Le Grand Théâtre - Vue de nuit."
Publisher: Éditions 'La Cigogne', Bordeaux; 33.063.12
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Picture: auditorium
Reverse Text: "Bordeaux - Le Grand Théâtre (1773-1780), Intérieur de la Salle de Spectacle: 1.300 places (Monument Historique)"
Publisher: Éditions Bloc Frères, Bordeaux
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Sent: from Bordeaux to Marseille, 1964

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Reverse Text: "Bordeaux (Gironde) - Le Grand Théâtre"
Publisher: Éts L. Chatagneau, Bordeaux; Elcécolor; N 3419
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Reverse Text: "Bordeaux (Gironde) - Le Grand Théâtre"
Publisher: La Cigogne, Bordeaux
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Reverse Text: "Bordeaux 33 - Le Grand Théâtre. Architecte Louis 1780. Le Féristyle formé de 12 colonnes Corinthiennes au fond, la Colonne des Girondins"
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated 1974
Publisher: Éts L. Chatagneau, Bordeaux; Elcécolor; N 4766
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Reverse Text: "Bordeaux (Gironde) - Le Grand Théâtre"
Publisher: Éditions Modernes 'Théojac', Limoges; Iris; 193
Size: Modern
Sent: from Bordeaux to Paris, 1974

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Reverse Text: "Bordeaux (Gironde) - Le Grand Théâtre, chef d'œuvre de Victor Louis (18è siècle)"
Publisher: Arum-Editions, Bordeaux; Iris; Mexichrome; A.158
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Reverse Text: "Bordeaux (Gironde) - Le Grand Théâtre, effet de nuit"
Publisher: Éditions Modernes 'Théojac', Limoges; Iris; 108
Size: Modern
Sent: from Pessac to Paris, 1979

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Reverse Text: "Bordeaux (33) - Le Grand Théâtre la nuit. Architecte Louis (1780). La façade du théâtre formée de 12 colonnes corinthiennes et les douze muses"
Publisher: Éditions L. Chatagneau, Bordeaux; Elcécolor
Size: Modern
Sent: to Rueil [stamp and postmark removed]

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Reverse Text: "Bordeaux (Gironde) - Les Allées de Tourny. Le Grand Théâtre. Au fond, les trois ponts sur la Garonne."
Publisher: Ets. L. Chatagneau, Bordeaux; N 4692
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Bordeaux"
Reverse Text: "Bordeaux (Gironde) - Le Grand Théâtre. Architecte Louis 1780"
Publisher: Elcé-Compa-Carterie, Toulouse
Size: Modern
Sent: from Bordeaux to Le Mans, 1996

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux"
Reverse Text: "Bordeaux (Gironde) de Haut en Bas, Le Grand Théâtre, L'escalier d'Honneur, La Salle"
Publisher: Éditions L. Chatagneau, Bordeaux; Elcécolor; N 4618
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Bordeaux, Le Théâtre"
Reverse Text: "Bordeaux (Gironde). Le grand théâtre construit de 1773 à 1780 par l'architecte Victor Louis. Le grand escalier. La façade. Le péristyle. La salle."
Publisher: Éditions Modernes 'Théojac', Limogees; 188-Bordeaux
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Bordeaux", "Le Theatre"
Reverse Text: "Bordeaux (Gironde), Le Grand Théâtre"
Publisher: Éditions 'La Cigogne', Bordeaux; 33.063.272
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Bordeaux - Le Grand Théâtre"
Reverse Text: "Bordeaux (33) - Le Grand Théâtre Architecte Louis (1780), La façade du théâtre formée de 12 colonnes corinthiennes et des 12 muses"
Publisher: Cartes Postales Elcé, Toulouse
Size: Modern
Sent: from Merignac to Marigny-Le-Chatel, 1997

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Reverse Text: "Bordeaux (Gironde), Le grand théâtre"
Publisher: Éditions Modernes 'Théojac', Limoges; 127
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Reverse Text: "Bordeaux, Les Foyers du Grand Théâtre. XVIIIe sièecle, Chef d'Oeuvre de Victor Louis"
Publisher: Arum-Éditions, Bordeaux; A.53
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Reverse Text: "Bordeaux, Intérieur du Grand Théâtre. Oeuvre de Victor Louis"
Publisher: Arum-Éditions, Bordeaux; A.34
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Reverse Text: "Bordeaux (Gironde) - La salle de spectacle et son décor scénique. The sumptuous decor of the area around the stage."
Publisher: Sud-Image, La Brède; 33 H 37
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Bordeaux: Grand Theatre Reverse Text: "Bordeaux - 33 - Le Splendide Plafond du Grand Théâtre - oeuvre du Peintre Roganeau"
Publisher: Cartes Postales Elcé, Bordeaux; N. 3437
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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