1910 Antique Théâtre National de l’Opéra Comique Membership Booklet – Museum Piece

57.00 

  • Here is an authentic 1910 membership booklet of Théâtre National de l’Opéra Comique
  • Dimensions: 15.5 x 8 cm
  • Features a beautiful seating plan and interesting advertisements
  • Marked with owner’s name, address and other notes
  • Shows signs of wear
  • Nice antique condition overall
  • Very rare and collectible

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Description

The Opéra-Comique is a Paris opera company, which was founded around 1714 by some of the popular theatres of the Parisian fairs. In 1762 the company was merged with, and for a time took the name of its chief rival the Comédie-Italienne at the Hôtel de Bourgogne, and was also called the Théâtre-Italien up to about 1793, when it again became most commonly known as the Opéra-Comique. Today the company’s official name is Théâtre national de l’Opéra-Comique, and its theatre, with a capacity of around 1,248 seats, sometimes referred to as the Salle Favart (the third on this site), is located in Place Boïeldieu, in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, not far from the Palais Garnier, one of the theatres of the Paris Opéra.

A fire at the Salle Favart on 25 May 1887 resulted in the death of 84 people by asphyxiation. The building was destroyed and the director Léon Carvalho was forced to resign, although later he was acquitted of blame and resumed the helm at the company from 1891 to 1897. The third Salle Favart (architect Louis Bernier) was officially opened in the presence of President Félix Faure on 7 December 1898.

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg