Paris: Opéra-Comique (Salle Favart)

Country: France
City: Paris
Department, Region: Paris, Île-de-France
Location: 5, rue Favart / place Boïeldieu

Built 1898 by Bernier as the 3rd "Salle Favart"on the site of two former theatre buildlings of the same name (1st "Salle Favart": built 1783, destroyed by a fire in 1838; 2nd "Salle Favart": built 1840, destroyed by a fire on 25 May 1887). Named in honour of the French opera librettist and Vaudeville author, Charles Edouard Favart. The three Salles Favart have been home to the "Opéra-Comique" company from 1783 to 1801, from 1840 to 1887, and again since 1898. 1500 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Jules Massenet: Cendrillon (24 May 1899)
  • Gustave Charpentier: Louise (2 Feb 1900)
  • Jules Massenet: Grisélidis (20 Nov 1901)
  • Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Melisande (30 Apr 1902)
  • Xavier Leroux: La Reine Fiammette (23 Dec 1903)
  • Camille Erlanger: Aphrodite (23 Mar 1906)
  • Paul Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-Bleue (10 May 1907)
  • André Messager: Fortunio (5 June 1907)
  • Ernest Bloch: Macbeth (30 Nov 1910)
  • Maurice Ravel: L'heure espagnole (19 May 1911)
  • Gustave Charpentier: Julien (4 June 1913)

Link: www.opera-comique.com

[Paris: Opera-Comique (Salle Favart)] Front Text: "L'Opéra comique", signed: "Orlow"
Publisher: Carte Lutèce, H. Ostheim, Paris
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Paris to Kalmar (Sweden), 1900

[Paris: Opera-Comique (Salle Favart)] Front Text: "Paris, Opéra-Comique"
Reverse Text: advertisement for "Pastilles et Tisane 'Liberia'"
Publisher: Imprimeurs d'Art, Marseille; 5
Type: Advertisement Card; Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Paris: Opera-Comique (Salle Favart)] Front Text: "Paris, L'Opéra-Comique"
Publisher: LL; 1653
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Paris: Opera-Comique (Salle Favart)] Front Text: "Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique, Le Grand Foyer"
Publisher: ND Phot.; No. 2681
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Paris: Opera-Comique (Salle Favart)] Picture: Auditorium
Front Text: "Opéra Comique - un hiver à l'opéra - formule '3 spectacles' - à partir de 196 francs - et 50 invitations à gagner! [...]"
Publisher: Opéra Comique; 1997
Type: Advertisement Card
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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