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 Tours

Opéra de Tours

An Italian-style Theatre built by the architect Jean-Marie Hardion in 1889, the Grand Théâtre every year puts on an operatic and symphonic season, shows for the young audiences as well as chamber music concerts, and invites numerous shows or ensembles. Directed by Benjamin Pionnier since 2016, it is also home to the Orchestre Symphonique Région Centre-Tours whose concerts have been financed since 2002 by the French Région Centre.

Currently the only opera house of the French Région Centre, the Grand Théâtre is a place of creation, of production and of promulgation of entertainment which has workshops for the making of costumes, of scenery and of accessories, as well as a full-time choir. Driven by a exigency of quality, the Grand Théâtre has a significative place amongst the cultural structures of the region and pursues its objective of enabling a large audience to discover operatic and symphonic music.


Address

Opéra de Tours
34 rue de la Scellerie
37000 Tours
France

Telephone

02 47 60 20 00 (administration)
02 47 60 20 30 (communication)

General information

  • LEGAL STATUS :

    Régie autonome since 2018
    It replaces a Budget annexe since 1997
    It replaces a régie municipale directe created in 1960.

  • MANAGEMENT :

    Managing Director: Benjamin Pionnier
    Administrator: Emmanuèle Kalff

  • BUDGET :
  • 5 < 10 M€
  • EMPLOYMENT (FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT) :
  • 100 < 200
  • ARTISTICAL MEANS :

    Orchestre Symphonique Région Centre-Tours: semi-permanent orchestra of 45 musicians
    Choir: 16 members of the choir

  • TECHNICAL MEANS :

    Costume workshop: 1 foreman costume designer, 1 foreman dresser
    Scenery workshop: 1 paintor-decorator

Technical information

  • NUMBER OF SEATS :
  • 993

History

  • YEAR OF OPENING CEREMONY :
  • 1872
  • ARCHITECT(S) :
  • Léon Rohard