Cultural event — Rehearsal

DRESS REHEARSAL : Les Contes d'Hoffmann

27 Nov. 2023

  • 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.


In a tavern, the poet Hoffmann, who has just heard the diva Stella sing, tells the story of the three women he has loved: Olympia, Antonia and Giulietta, three loves thwarted by an evil spirit, Lindorf. Will his passion for Stella suffer the same fate? With this fantastic opera, drawing on the imagination of the writer E.T.A. Hoffmann, Jacques Offenbach sought to prove that he was more than a composer of lightweight works. Even though it remained unfinished after his death in 1880, the score constitutes a magnificent swan song and abounds with famous passages such as the Barcarolle and the Doll Song. Robert Carsen, always fond of portraying theatre within theatre, plunges the audience into the world of an opera house, from the stage to the wings, as his dizzying mise en abyme questions the notions of the anti-hero and the female ideal.

Conditions of access to dress rehearsal :

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.

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Les Contes d'Hoffmann - C'est une chanson d'amour

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[EXTRAIT] LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN by Jacques Offenbach - Air d'Olympia (Pretty Yende)

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[EXTRAIT] LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN by Jacques Offenbach "Hélas, mon cœur s'égare encore"

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[EXTRAIT] LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN by Jacques Offenbach - Légende de Kleinzack (Benjamin Bernheim)

1 video

[EXTRAIT] LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN by Jacques Offenbach (Christian Van Horn)

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[EXTRAIT] LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN by Jacques Offenbach (Benjamin Bernheim)

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Les Contes d'Hoffmann (season 23/24)

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