A passion for France
Roger Chapelain-Midy, draft for the set of La Reine de la Nuit in La Flûte enchantée, 1954. BnF, Music Department, Opera Library
© ADAGP, Paris, 2017 / BnF, délégation à la Communication
every day from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (Access until 4:30 pm)
17 July - 1st september and 3 september : extended until 6 p.m
Exceptional closures : 16 july, 2 and 13 september
Full price: 12 €
Reduced price: 8 €
from June 20, 2017 to September 19, 2017 Opéra LibraryFrom Mozart’s first journeys to France to his posthumous fame on the various lyric stages, this exhibition discloses the wealth and variety of the collections housed at the BnF and Paris Opera. The autograph manuscript of the cult work Don Giovanni is here presented together with some of Mozart’s major manuscripts worldwide but also with sketches of costumes and sets commissioned to the famous artists engaged on the French lyric stages.
Today, Mozart is the most often performed composer at Paris Opera and his work remains an inexhaustible source of theatrical invention. The exhibition follows the major steps of his recognition by the French public: first of all, a fascination for the precocity of the child prodigy; then, the adaptation of his works to the French taste and eventually the celebration of his universal genius by posterity.
Thursday, May 4, 2017