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OPÉRA COMIQUE

OPÉRA COMIQUE
Paris, France
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BACKGROUND

Founded in 1714, the Opéra Comique is one of the oldest French dramatic institutions. After the original 1714 building was destroyed by fires in 1838 and 1887, Charles Garnier, inspector general, and Louis Bernier, recipient of the Grand Prix de Rome in 1872, completed the current building in 1900 on the same site. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

In 2007, the French government began an overall renovation of the building, including structural improvements, cleaning of the façade, restoration of the auditorium, and the installation of new mechanical systems. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Opéra Comique was a place where this specific genre of entertainment, most popular in the late-nineteenth century, was accessible to a large public audience during the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (...)

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IN THE MEDIA
Le foyer (re)doré de l'Opéra Comique
Le Figaro, Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Au World Monument Fund, les Monuments Reconnaissants
Le Figaro, Monday, December 26, 2011