Vichy: Opéra

Country: France
Department, Region: Allier, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
City: Vichy

Built 1898-1901 by Charles Lecoeur with Lucien Woog, in the course of a rebuilding of the spa complex. Opened 2 June 1901 with Verdi's "Aida". Officially opened 31 May 1903 with a gala performance of Tristan Bernard's vaudeville "L'Anglais tel qu'on le parle", Leoncavallo's "I Pagliacci" and orchestral works. 1940-1944 home to the Assemblée Nationale and the Senate, the parliaments of the French Vichy regime collaborating with Nazi Germany. 1995 major restoration. Re-opened as "Palais des Congrès Opéra". Used for congresses and opera performances.

[Vichy: Opera] Front Text: "Vichy - Le Théâtre"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Vichy: Opera] Front Text: "Vichy - Palais des Congrès Opéra"
Reverse Text: "Bourbonnais. Vichy, palais des Congrès Opéra (Allier). Réactualisé en 1995 en palais des Congrès Opéra, le symbole des grandes heures musicales de Vichy a gardé sa splendeur originelle et l'on admire encore la verrière ronde de la salle Berlioz, les galeries de l'Arlequin (à gauche) et Strauss (à droite), et surtout la Grande Salle de l'Opéra à l'italienne."
Publisher: Éditions Debaisieux, Beaumont
Size: Modern
Sent: from Lyon to Ravensburg (Germany), 2003

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