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

A book written by Philippe Agid &
Jean-Claude Tarondeau


... specially about the Palais Garnier

A unique temple of art that speaks to the eyes, the ears, the heart and the passion. Charles Garnier, 1875

We should have been able to dismantle it, sell it, let it to the Japanese, or organize visits to it like to Versailles. We did none of these things. A destiny had then to be invented for it. Pierre Bergé, 1989

The Palais Garnier must be renovated without delay. Hugues Gall, 1993

Salle actuelle du Palais Garnier
The auditorium at the Palais Garnier as it is today

Plateau de l'Opéra Garnier en 1995 – Les porteuses
The stage at the Garnier Opera House in 1995; The battens