Cultural event — Rehearsal

Yvonne, Princesse De Bourgogne dress rehearsals

24 Feb. 2020

  • Palais Garnier

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.


Princess Yvonne has nothing of a princess about her: she is ugly, apathetic and taciturn. The constant butt of taunts, her presence disturbs and irritates to excess. Philippe Boesmans’s opera, commissioned by the Paris Opera in 2008, stands alone: both sordid and droll, of unexpected cruelty but also irresistibly seductive, it reveals all the darkness of the human soul. Brought to the stage in a disturbing production by Luc Bondy, both score and libretto conserve all the dark humour and cynicism of Witold Gombrowicz’s eponymous play.

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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