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Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm and Saturday from 9am to 3.30pm.
The Opéra Nice Côte d'Azur has a national influence. Every year, a hundred performances of very high quality are on the program.
The Nice Philharmonic Orchestra
It was in 1947 that the City of Nice established the administrative and functional structure of the formation founded in 1945 and initially called the Municipal Symphony Orchestra. For 70 years, this prestigious phalanx has played an important role in the musical life of the south of France. Its music director, Lionel Bringuier, a conductor with a career and international renown, continues and amplifies the tradition of the search for excellence by multiplying the activities of the orchestra, enriching and expanding its repertoire and inviting the best musicians of our time.
The Ballet Nice Méditerranée
The Ballet de l'Opéra de Nice was created in 1947 at the instigation of Pierre Pasquini. His first ballet master was Madame Françoise Adret. Until 1959, the direction of the ballet called on renowned choreographers as well as guest stars to present creations related to the musical commissions of the Opera. Claire Motte, Youly Algaroff, Claire Sombert, Lyane Daydé, Josette Amiel, John Gilpin among others, will mark their presence this first period. The company was successively directed by Lycette Darsonval, Jean-Pierre Ruffier, Tony Pardina, Martine Parmain, Jean-Michel Bouvron, Marc Ribaud and Eleonora Gori.
Since 2009, a first-rate artistic director, Éric Vu-An, a renowned dancer, who has worked for the Paris Opera, having collaborated with the greatest choreographers and having already directed several companies, has given a new impetus to the Nice Opera Ballet, which becomes "Le Ballet Nice Méditerranée".
In addition, the Opéra de Nice carries out cultural and social activities for pupils, students, pensioners and people with disabilities, receives ballet companies, baroque music ensembles, conductors, and also initiates national and international tours in order to share and enrich its artistic sensibility. The desire is to diversify the programming towards contemporary or old works unjustly neglected and by opening the theater to other productions.
The Opera of Nice can not be visited. However, you can admire from the street its sumptuous north façade, rue Saint François de Paule, with its large glass roof that caps the entrance, itself surmounted by six marble columns, framing the stained glass windows made by the glassmaker from Nice Fassy. Raising your head, you can see on the top of the façade, two pavilions between which rise the sculptures of Raimondi which represent the Muses; we find Euterpe for music, Melpomene for tragedy, Thalie for comedy and Terpsichore for dance. The south façade on the sea side, is much more sober.
A little history anyway to understand the Opera of Nice, and make you want to go to one of the performances (operas, concerts, ballets):
Following a dramatic fire that destroyed the old theater of the city in 1881, the nice architect François Aune, a student of Gustave Eiffel, was chosen to rebuild the new theater. The plans he proposed were submitted and validated by Charles Garnier, who was Inspector of Civil Buildings.
Everything was therefore brought together to realize one of the most beautiful lyric theatre in France. Well of course, François Aune will use inside the building an iron structure made of metal beams less vulnerable to fire. Inside, facing the front door is the ceremonial staircase. The large room "à l'italienne" arranged in horseshoe, is made up of a multitude of boxes giving the impression of a honeycomb. The decoration is sumptuous, gilding and red tapestries.
From the fresco of the large ceiling, made by the Chin painter Emmanuel Costa, and representing a vast mythological sky with "Apollo God of Arts and Music" and "Aphrodite Goddess of Love" associated with other characters arranged in one
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