Cultural event — Rehearsal

Manon dress rehearsals

24 Feb. 2020

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  • Opéra Bastille

Enter the heart of creation and surprise the artists in action

The Paris Opera offers Arop members the privilege of being able to observe the work of the artists and the development of a production at different moments: during work sessions, pre-dress rehearsals and dress rehearsals. The dress rehearsal is the last rehearsal before the first performance of a show.


When, in 1731, l’Abbé Prévost wrote L’Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut – the work that inspired Massenet’s Manon – he portrayed an entire era, that of the Regency, which saw the old order fade away and a new order, full of the promise of unprecedented freedom, rise from its ashes. Manon must make her way between these two worlds, fleeing the convent in order to embrace the paths of desire and transgression, throwing herself headlong into a burning and destructive passion with Des Grieux. A parenthesis opens, only to close again in suffering and obscurity. The director Vincent Huguet casts the work’s customary taffeta aside in order to bring out its violence to the full.

General access conditions:

The presentation of your Arop card is obligatory to collect your Arop control ticket the same evening.

We have "Protocol" seats at the Palais Garnier and Opéra Bastille.

The seats are provided based on the level of membership: Patron members have priority over Benefactor members.

The seats are provided on the first come first served basis and cannot be guaranteed in case of late registration.

The seating is free in the reserved areas; we recommend that you arrive one hour before the start of the rehearsal.

Download the details of booking conditions and access conditions.

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