Cultural event — Rehearsal


20 Oct. 2021

  • Opéra Bastille

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

The Paris National Opera offers Arop members the privilege of observing the work of the artists and the development 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.


A disconsolate father staring at the lifeless body of his child. Such is the heart-wrenching image that confronts us in the final bars of Rigoletto. Taking that tragedy as a starting point, Claus Guth crafts a production in which the jester sees his life unfurling once more – a humiliating farce sweetened only by the presence of his daughter. In the sanctuary of a poetically modern scenography and haunted by the indelible memory of Gilda, Rigoletto again hears her being drawn towards the Duke of Mantua’s mendacious declarations of love: “Caro nome…” An air of innocence that counts among the finest that Verdi ever composed for a soprano.

Conditions of access to dress rehearsal :

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

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