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 Rennes

Opéra de Rennes

The Opéra de Rennes, the former Town Theatre conceived by Charles Millardet, inaugurated on the 29th February 1836, offers some twenty operatic evenings open to four centuries of repertory, from Monteverdi to contemporary creation. Concerts of Opera and of musics  from world over with distinct atmospheres are also on offer every season. The Opéra de Rennes also carries its cultural action extramurally through the organization of tours with regional impact and through concerts of discovery held in neighbouring districts and communes. The response of the public (with a rate of attendance of 99,5 % for operatic works) demonstrates that opera, in Rennes, remains what it has always been: a popular art-form, thanks to a policy of very moderate tariffs, thanks to programmes such as the 4€ «Révisez vos classiques» concerts which enable neophytes to discover opera in a relaxed and convivial manner, thanks, finally, to a fully upheld action in favour of children, reaching over 5,000 of them annually.


Address

Opéra de Rennes
Place de la Mairie CS 63126
35031 Rennes Cedex
France

Telephone

02 23 62 28 00 (administration)
02 23 62 28 00 (communication)

General information

  • LEGAL STATUS :

    Creation of a régie municipale in 1967.

  • MANAGEMENT :

    Managing Director interim: Rozenn Chambard
    Administrator: Claire Pommier

  • BUDGET :
  • < 5 M€
  • EMPLOYMENT (FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT) :
  • < 100
  • ARTISTICAL MEANS :

    Convention with the Orchestre de Bretagne
    Semi-permanent choir

  • TECHNICAL MEANS :

    Costume workshop: 1 foreman
    Scenery workshop: 1 foreman

Technical information

  • NUMBER OF SEATS :
  • 642

History

  • YEAR OF OPENING CEREMONY :
  • 1836
  • ARCHITECT(S) :
  • Charles Millardet