Cultural event — Rehearsal

DRESS REHEARSAL : L’Elisir d’amore

24 Sep. 2021

  • Opéra Bastille

Enter the heart of the creation and discover the artists at work!

The Paris National Opera offers Arop members the privilege of observing the work of the artists and the genesis of a production at different times: work sessions, pre-dress rehearsal and dress rehearsal. The dress rehearsal is the last rehearsal before the first performance.


“I am obliged to set a libretto to music within fourteen days. I give you one week to prepare it for me. We shall see which of the two of us has the most courage.” Donizetti’s instructions to his librettist Romani signalled the beginning of the composition of L’Elisir d’amore, an opera that is, without a doubt, the Italian composer’s comic masterpiece. Laurent Pelly’s playful production transposes this melodramma giocoso into the Italy of the 1960s – complete with bales of hay and Vespas. The staging is a deft combination of fantasy and poetry, from the roaring arrival of Doctor Dulcamara to Nemorino’s legendary romance to Adina. This production of the quintessential bel canto opera has become a Paris Opera classic that cannot be missed.

Conditions of access to dress rehearsal :

The above activity is scheduled but changes can be applied related to the evolution of the health situation. The health pass may is required to participate.

The presentation of your Arop card is mandatory to collect your ticket at the Arop control on the same evening.

At the Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille, we have "Protocol" seats.

Seats are assigned by membership level: Founding Patron members (Mécène Fondateurs) have priority over Patron members (Mécènes).

Seats are assigned by order of booking arrival (first booking, first served) and cannot be guaranteed in case of late registration.

Seating is free in the reserved areas: we advise you to arrive one hour before the start of the rehearsal.

Download the details of the reservation conditions and the access conditions.

  • 19:30

L'Élixir d'amour (saison 21/22)

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