Gallery in the Museum of the Opera Library
© Alain Goustard / BnF
Every day from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (Access until 4:30 pm)
Warning: the museum is not accessible during the exceptional closures of the Palais Garnier.
from January 15, 1992 Opéra Library
Located in the smoking room of the former ‘Pavillon de l'Empereur’ at the Opéra Garnier, the museum of the Opera Library presents on an ongoing basis a selection of documents among the 800 000 items housed in its premises: paintings, sculptures, models, stage jewellery, archives concerning the architecture of the Palais Garnier and the various shows that the Académie de Musique et de la Danse has been producing for three centuries. In the low rotunda, the museum of the Opera Library also presents temporary exhibitions.
Since 9 April 2017
Opera Library/Low rotunda
Alfred Albert and Paul Lormier | BnF
The stage jewels are real marvels of the art of scenic illusion. Full of inventiveness, they mix together dressings from the shops of the Faubourg du Temple and drawer knobs or clock hands! In the 1980s, the Paris Opera donated to the BnF over 4 000 stage jewels dating back to the 1860-1930 period. The museum of the Opera Library presents a selection of these jewels. A thematic path proposes to discover in 10 showcases the various materials used: pearls, cameos, leather, feathers, glass jewellery and precious stones, textile and mixed techniques (horn, plastic, others).
Wednesday, January 10, 2018