Paris Opera Bastille 2018

The Opera Bastille is one of the two opera houses in Paris. It's the most modern. You find most beautiful operas performances in Paris.

Opera de la Bastille in Paris

Paris Opera Bastille facts

The Opera Bastille in Paris is located on Place Bastille.

Address: 130 rue de Lyon, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris.

Metro: Bastille metro station.

You can visit the Opera Bastille. Individual or guided tours are available.  A tour includes a visit to the public foyers, the main auditorium and the backstage areas of the Opera Bastille.

President Francois Mitterand has decided to build a modern opera in Paris for the 200 years old of the French Revolution.

The architect of the opera was Carlos Ott, originally from Uruguay and he was living in Canada.

The Opera house Paris Opera Bastille was opened in 1989.

The Opera House was still unfinished for the inauguration on July 13th 1989 and was only fully completed in 1990.

The Opera Bastille architecture is different and modern not like the Opera Garnier. 

The Bastille Opera building is made with glass windows. The main auditorium contains 2 700 seats, the amphitheatre has 450 seats and the Studio has over 230 seats. The orchestra pit can have 130 musicians. 

Tous à l'opéra! is a free entry to opera houses in Europe in May.

Tickets to Opera Bastille 

Operas at Opera Bastille
Opera de la Bastille in Paris

Opera season 2018

Benvenuto Cellini: Opera Bastille from March 20 to April 14, 2018. Opera "Benvenuto Cellini" Opera in two acts. Music by Hector Berlioz and libretto by Léon de Wailly and Henri Auguste Barbier.

Parsifal: Opera Bastille on April 27 to May 23, 2018. Opera "Parsifal" Opera in three acts by Richard Wagner.

L'heure espagnole: Opera Bastille on May 17 to June 17, 2018. Opera "L'heure espagnole" Opera in one act. Music by Maurice Ravel to a French libretto by Franc-Nohain.

Boris Godounov: Opera Bastille June 7 to July 12, 2018. Opera "Boris Godounov" Opera in three acts by Modeste Moussorgski.

La Trouvère: Opera Bastille on June 20 to July 14, 2018. Opera "Il Trovatore" Opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto largely written by Salvadore Cammarano.

Tristan und Isolde: Opera Bastille from September 11 to October 9, 2018. Opera in three acts, Music and Libretto by Richard Wagner.

Les Huguenots: Opera Bastille September 28 to October 24, 2018. Opera in five acts. Music by Giacomo Meyerbeer.

La Traviata: Opera Bastille September 29 to December 20, 2018. Opera in three acts. Giuseppe Verdi.

Hotels near the Opera

Hotels near Paris Opera Bastille
  • Paris Bastille, 3 star hotel, cannot be closer to the Opera Bastille, front of the Opera. 37 comfortable rooms and junior suites. Address: Paris Bastille, 67 rue de Lyon Paris 12th arrondissement. Metro station: Bastille.
  • Le Pavillon Bastille, 3 star charming hotel across the Opera Bastille. 25 comfortable rooms. Family rooms, connecting rooms for 4 persons. Address: 65 rue de lyon Paris 12th arrondissement. Metro station: Bastille.
  • Castex Hotel, a charming place to stay in the Marais quarter, furnished and decor from the 17th century style. 30 rooms, triple rooms and interconnecting for 4 persons. Address: Hotel Castex, 5 rue Castex Paris 4th arrondissement. 6, 7 minutes walking distance to the Opera Bastille. Metro: Bastille.
  • Hotel Original Paris is a unique 4 star hotel with its modern decor. 38 rooms, triple and quadruple rooms are available. Address: 8 boulevard Beaumarchais Paris 11th arrondissement. Metro: Bastille. A 5 minutes walk to the Bastille Opera.

Restaurants nearby 

Restaurants close to Opera Bastille Paris
Le Square Trousseau: 1 Rue Antoine Vollon. Walk 10 minutes frome the Opera Bastille, a beautiful bistro with an excellent food, slow cooked lamb, Have a lunch menu around 20 Euros. Turn right at Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, turn right at Rue Antoine Vollon. Open every day 8am to 2am.

Sardegna a Tavola: 1 rue de Cotte. Just ten minutes walking from the Opera. Turn right at Rue de Charenton, turn left at Rue de Cotte. Very good Italian restaurant. Clams in a spicy broth, orange-scented prawns with tagliatelle.

Bofinger: 5-7 rue de la Bastille. A brasserie located only 5 minutes away from the opera. Exit the roundabout onto Boulevard Beaumarchais, turn left at Rue de la Bastille. Amazing decor, this oldest brasserie is one of the most popular place in Paris. Had joined the Flo Group. Excellent choucroute de la mer sauerkraut with fish on top and the bouillabaisse a fish soup containing seafood.

Hippopotamus: 1 db Beaumarchais. Less 5 minutes from the Paris Opera Bastille. Specialty meat Exit the roundabout onto Boulevard Beaumarchais. Serves very good grilled beef like steaks, entrecotes...

Indiana Cafe: 14 Place de la Bastille. Exit the roundabout onto Boulevard Richard Lenoir, turn right at Place de la Bastille. Happy hours every day 5pm to 8pm!


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