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An italian style theater The Opera Comédie

The Opera Comédie

Outside, inside, courtyard or garden side, all points of view are the same to admire the Opera Comédie.

A unique artistic heritage

The Opera Comédie, at the end of the Place de la Comédie, is a real Italian-style theater with gilding and draperies built in the 18th century but damaged several times by fires; it took on its definitive appearance at the end of the 19th century. Excluding Parisian establishments, it is the largest Italian-style theater in France after the one in Bordeaux.

The Tourist Office regularly organizes visits, which allow you to immerse yourself and to appreciate the sculptures and paintings.

And to have an eye on behind the scenes, thanks to the presence of the manager who alternates explanations and anecdotes.

Did you know ?

Do you know the emblematic statue of the 3 Graces located Place de la Comédie and representing three characters of Greek mythology named: Aglaé, Euphrosine and Thalie?

If not, visit our page on the topic.

Did you know that the original of the statue is actually in the reception hall of the Opera Comédie?

Indeed, to preserve it from deterioration caused by pollution, the choice was made to replace it with a resin copy in the middle of the square.

Musical events

Montpellier has got two opera houses where the Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie performs.

With 93 musicians and a choir of 31 artists, the structure has a very wide repertoire which extends from baroque music to contemporary music and which can, depending on whether the program is lyrical or symphonic, choose the best place.

The 2 opera houses also host festivals such as the Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier, Arabesques, the Internationales de la guitare and the Comédie du Rire.

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Focus on... The Opera Berlioz

A few meters away, a huge “pink granite liner”, the Corum, serves as both an opera house and a convention center. This building, designed by Claude Vasconi in the 1980s, acts as a belvedere at the entrance to the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle.

Inside the building, the second opera house is mostly hosting symphonic music shows: the Berlioz room, designed with the same pink granite as the exterior facade, and whose ceiling is movable for acoustic reasons.