Paris: Théâtre du Châtelet

Country: France
Department, Region: Paris, Île-de-France
City: Paris
Location: I.; place du Châtelet

Built 1860-1862 as "Théâtre Impérial du Châtelet" by Gabriel Davioud. Opened 19 Aug 1862 with d'Ennery, Clairville and Monnier's fairy play "Rothomago". Originally used for drama performances. Since 1875, also home to the "Association des Concerts Colonne". In the 1900s, used for operetta, variety and ballet performances, for concerts, and as a cinema. Since 1906, used for regular opera seasons by impresario Gabriel Astruc. Since 1909, also used for ballet performances by Diaghilev's "Ballets russes" dance company. 1928-1979 mainly used for operetta and musical performances. Since 1979, operated by the city of Paris. 1979-1980 major restoration. 1980 renamed "Théâtre Musical de Paris". Used for opera performances, concerts, and various festivals. 1988-1989 interior remoudelling for acoustical and visual enhancement. 1989 re-renamed "Théâtre du Châtelet". 1998-1999 stage modernization. Currently mainly used for opera performances and concerts. Original capacity: 3000 people, today: 2300 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens - acts I/II (7 Dec 1879)
  • Jules Verne: Michel Strogoff (17 Nov 1880)
  • Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole (15 Mar 1908)
  • Claude Debussy: Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien (22 May 1911)
  • Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka (13 June 1911)
  • Erik Satie/Jean Cocteau: Parade (18 May 1917)

Links: www.chatelet.com, EUTA, Wikipedia

Paris: Theatre du Chatelet Reverse Text: "Valloton Félix 1865-1925, Troisième galérie au théâtre du Châtelet, 1895"
Publisher: Réunion des musées nationaux et Spadem, 1986
Type: 1986 postcard reproduction of an 1895 painting
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Paris: Theatre du Chatelet Front Text: "Paris. - Théâtre du Châtelet"
Publisher: ?; 12
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
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Paris: Theatre du Chatelet Front Text: "Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet", sign on building: "La Poudre de Perlinpinpin"
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: to Melun, 1902 [postmark partly illegible]

Paris: Theatre du Chatelet Picture: foreground, left: roofs of the Théâtre de la Ville, right: Théâtre du Châtelet
Reverse Text: "Place et Théâtre du Châtelet - Conciergerie et Panorama"
Publisher: Éditions Chantal, Paris; 132
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
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Paris: Theatre du Chatelet Reverse Text: "Paris et ses merveilles. La place du Châtelet (avec sa fontaine, dite du Palmier, et le théâtre du Châtelet). Sur la rive gauche, le palais de Justice. Au fond, à droite, le dôme des Invalides et la tour Eiffel."
Publisher: André Leconte, Paris; Editions d'art 'Guy'; 7.235
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Paris: Theatre du Chatelet Front Text: "frimousses de créateurs", "Opéra Aria Etc.", "Vente aux enchères par Artculrial au Théâtre du Châtelet - Paris - Le 24 novembre 2014"
Publisher: Artcurial / UNICEF; CartconEco 01 43 779 57 57
Type: ADvertisement Card
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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