The Paris Opera
The Management and Governance
of a Major Cultural Institution

A book written by Philippe Agid &
Jean-Claude Tarondeau


... specially about the Opera Bastille

A popular opera is one where there are more people than seats, quality too. With an inclusive repertoire of Mozart, Wagner, Strauss, Italian and French composers. Pierre Bergé, 1989

That which strikes you about the genesis of the Bastille Opera House, is the absence of any artistic project, be it the popular opera slogan or the utopic ambition of self-abstraction by a revolutionary technological tool, by which the economic constraints which accompany the exploitation of an opera house could be obviously commuted. Rapport Gall, 1993

Scène en construction à l'Opéra Bastille
Constructing a scene at the Bastille Opera House

Salle et plateau de l'Opéra Bastille
Auditorium and stage at the Bastille Opera House

Salle de l'Opéra Bastille vue de la scène
Auditorium at the Bastille Opera House seen from the stage