Cultural event — Rehearsal


31 Aug. 2022

  • 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.


When Giacomo Puccini saw a performance of Victorien Sardo's play La Tosca, whilst Sarah Bernhardt was touring with it in Milan, he was immediately captivated by the power of the drama. Love, politics, sadism and religion: all these ingredients are brought together in the story of the jealous and impulsive singer Floria Tosca, who is in love with the idealistic Mario Cavaradossi in an Italy fighting for its independence. Eleven years later, in 1900, Puccini’s opera Tosca had its triumphant first performance in Rome. At the summit of his art, the composer struck a powerful note even as the curtain rose with five arresting chords evoking Scarpia, the infamous chief of police, whose desire to possess the diva knows no limits. In Pierre Audi’s production, first performed in 2014 at the Paris Opera, the oppressive shadow of a cross hovers above the stage, symbol of the collision of political and religious tyranny. An interpretation that skilfully deploys the strands of the drama and lays bare its tragic mechanisms.

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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Tosca (saison 22/23) - Acte 2 - Saioa Hernández (Tosca)

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[EXTRAIT] TOSCA by Giacomo Puccini, Act I

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[EXTRAIT] TOSCA by Giacomo Puccini, Act I (Saioa Hernández & Bryn Terfel)

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[EXTRAIT] TOSCA by Giacomo Puccini, Act II (Saioa Hernández & Bryn Terfel)

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[EXTRAIT] TOSCA by Giacomo Puccini, Act III (Saioa Hernández)

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