Paris: Opéra (Salle du Palais-Royal, 1770-1781)

Country: France
City: Paris
Department, Region: Paris, Île-de-France
Location: rue Saint-Honoré, between rue de Valois and rue des Bons-Enfants (Place du Palais-Royal)

See also: Buildings of the Opéra de Paris - Chronology

Built 1770 at the site of a former theatre (built 1673, destroyed by fire in 1763). Destroyed by fire in June 1781.

Notable world premieres:

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide (19 Apr 1774)
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck: Alceste (Paris version, 23 Apr 1776)
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck: Armide (23 Sep 1777)
  • Niccolò Piccini: Roland (27 Jan 1778)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart a. o.: Les Petits Riens (11 June 1778)
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Le Devin du village (3rd version, 20 Apr 1779)
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (18 May 1779)
  • Johann Christian Bach: Amadis des Gaules (14 Dec 1779)
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck: Echo et Narcisse (24 Sep 1779)
  • Niccolò Piccini: Atys (22 Feb 1780)
  • André Grétry: Andromaque (6 June 1780)
  • Niccolò Piccini: Iphigénie en Tauride (23 Jan 1781)
  • André Grétry: Emilie ou La belle esclave (22 Feb 1781)

[Paris: Opera (1770-1781)] Picture: after the 1781 fire
Front Text: "Musée de l'Opéra - Hubert-Robert - Décombres de l'Opéra après l'incendie de 1781"
Publisher: Édition des Musées Nationaux, Paris; No. 8
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.


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