Phèdre : « Quand mon amour
 serait sans crime,
En serait-il moins sans espoir ? »
Hippolyte et Aricie, acte I, scène 8 {Rameau}
photo : Laurent Lagarde, Ville de Limoges, 2013, La Voix humaine, Opéra Théâtre de Limoges

 

Opéra de Marseille

Opéra de Marseille

Previously « Théâtre Beauvau », from the name of the Maréchal Prince, Governor of Provence, the Opéra de Marseille, destroyed in a fire in 1919, was rebuilt and reopened in 1924. Theatre in the Art Déco style, it was classified « Historic Monument » in 1997. The Opéra de Marseille is one of the greatest French stages. Of international stature, it offers the public, along with operatic works from the grand repertoire, the discovery of little-performed or little-known operas (L’Héritière, L’Aiglon, La Neige en Août, Sampiero Corso, Maria Golovín, Colombe, Salammbô, The Saint of Bleecker Street, and so on) as well as a season of concerts whose success does not cease to grow.

Endowed with an orchestra of 88 musicians, with the framework of a chorus and with a structure comprising many skilled professionals (scenery workshop, dressmaking workshop, etc.), the Opéra de Marseille presents itself as a place of original creation.


Address

Opéra de Marseille
2 rue Molière
13001 Marseille
France

Telephone

04 91 55 21 12 (administration)
04 91 33 10 50 (communication)

General information

  • LEGAL STATUS :

    Régie municipale directe since 1945.
    Creation of a régie municipale directe in 1901. In 1902, return to the concession.

  • MANAGEMENT :

    Managing Director: Maurice Xiberras
    Administrator: Aymeric Chauchat

  • BUDGET :
  • 20 > 30 M€
  • EMPLOYMENT (FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT) :
  • 273
  • ARTISTICAL MEANS :

    Orchestra: 88 musicians
    Chœur de l'Opéra de Marseille: 30 members of the choir

  • TECHNICAL MEANS :

    Costume workshop: 1 Manager of the costume workshop, 1 person in charge of the supervision of the production of costumes, 1 Warehouse Manager, 5 costume designers, 13 dressmakers, 2 assistant foremen, 3 cutters, 2 milliners, 5 dressers
    Scenery workshop: 1 Manager of the Scenery workshop, 1 assistant Manager, 1 locksmith, 1 uphoslterer, 5 building technicians, 1 paintor.

Technical information

  • NUMBER OF SEATS :
  • Salle 1: 1 832
  • Salle 2: 200

History

  • YEAR OF OPENING CEREMONY :
  • 1924
  • ARCHITECT(S) :
  • Gaston Castel
  • Henri Ebrard