Compiègne: Théâtre Impérial

Country: France
Department, Region: Oise, Picardie
City: Compiègne
Location: 3, rue Othenin

Built from 1867 by Gabriel-Auguste Ancelet for emperor Napoleon III, on the former site of a Carmelite convent (which later became famous through Poulenc's opera "Dialogues des Carmélites"). Construction stopped in 1870 due to the French-German war. 1990-1991 major renovation. Opened Sep 1991 with Saint-Saëns's "Henry VIII". Home to the "Théâtre Français de la Musique" opera company. Used for opera, drama and ballet performances, and for concerts.

Notable world premieres:

  • Stavros Xarhakos: Le Visiteur (15 Oct 2000)
  • Fromental Halévy/Georges Bizet: Noé (staged premiere, 10 Oct 2004)


[Compiegne: Theatre Imperial] Reverse Text: "Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne - construit par Gabriel-Auguste Ancelet - 1867"
Publisher: Théâtre Française de la Musique, Compiègne
Size: Modern
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