Opéra de Toulon
The Opéra de Toulon, opened in 1862, is one of the rare Second Empire opera houses to have preserved its original appearance. It is managed by a public institution of cultural cooperation created in 2004 by the Communauté d’Agglomération Toulon Provence Méditerranée and by the Conseil Général du Var. Claude-Henri Bonnet is its Managing and Artistic Director.
Eleven distinct trades make it up: the full-time artists of the orchestra, of the chorus and of the ballet; technicians, stage designers, wardrobe mistresses, hairdressers, make-up artists; production, control room, security, reception, administration and communication staff. The Opéra de Toulon creates new productions and participates in numerous co-productions with the French and European operatic network: the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Grand Théâtre de Provence, Opéra Comique, Opéra de Leipzig, Lucca, Savona, Lausanne, Monte-Carlo, Marseille, Avignon, Saint-Étienne, Nancy, Montpellier, Bordeaux…
Opéra de Toulon
Boulevard de Strasbourg
Telephone04 94 93 03 76 (administration)
04 94 92 58 62 (communication)
LEGAL STATUS :
EPCC [EPIC] since Januray 2004, 1st.
It replaces a délégation de service public.
Chairman: Robert Cavanna
Managing and Artistical Director: Claude-Henri Bonnet
Assistant Manager: Jérôme Gay
Financial and administrative manager: Delphine Fontana
- BUDGET :
- 10 < 20 M€
- EMPLOYMENT (FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT) :
- 100 < 200
ARTISTICAL MEANS :
Orchestra: 32 musicians
Choir: 27 members of the choir
Ballet: 10 dancers
TECHNICAL MEANS :
Costume workshop: 1 foreman costume designer, 2 costume designers, 1 make-up artist, 1 wigmaker
Scenery workshop: 1 decorator, 2 painters.
- NUMBER OF SEATS :
- 1 329
- YEAR OF OPENING CEREMONY :
- ARCHITECT(S) :
- Léon Feuchères