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 Saint-Étienne

Opéra de Saint-Étienne

Enjoying a national as well as an international reputation, the Opéra de Saint-Etienne is a popular opera house whose specific work on the French Romantic repertoire is widely recognized.

The Chœur Lyrique and the Orchestre Symphonique Saint-Étienne Loire conducted by Laurent Campellone are the essential mainstays of a programme which is equally able to reach out to artists from all horizons.

A key regional institution as regards dance, the Opéra de Saint-Etienne also offers a particularly remarkable Jeune Public season which makes it one of the major players of performing arts for children in France.

Associated with a season counting over 160 performances, the Opéra de Saint-Etienne is developing an extremely fertile policy of artistic education.


Address

Opéra de Saint-Etienne
Jardin des plantes B.P. 237
42013 Saint-Etienne Cedex 2
France

Telephone

04 77 47 83 47 (administration)
04 77 47 83 41 (communication)

General information

  • LEGAL STATUS :

    Régie municipale since 1969.

  • MANAGEMENT :

    Managing Director: Eric Blanc de la Naulte
    Financial and Administrative Manager: Fanny Lambert

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

    Orchestre symphonique Saint-Etienne-Loire: 40 non permanent musicians
    Chœur  lyrique Saint-Etienne-Loire: 60 non permanent members of the choir

  • TECHNICAL MEANS :

    Costume workshop: 1 key dress designer, 4 dress designers
    Scenery workshop: 1 foreman manufacturer, 1 foreman decorator, 1 research officer, 3 manufacterers, 3 paintors-decorators

Technical information

  • NUMBER OF SEATS :
  • Grand Théâtre Massenet: 1 200
  • Théâtre Copeau: 300

History

  • YEAR OF OPENING CEREMONY :
  • 1969
  • ARCHITECT(S) :
  • Jean Perrotet