Grand Opera. The Palais Garnier
Text on the reverse page: "Paris - L'Opéra Garnier - Aquarelle de Dominique Bruyant"
Publisher: Aquarupella, Imprimérie de l'Ouest, La Rochelle.
Grand Opera: illustrated historical travel
A virtual tour of the building, a large number of illustrations, compilation of disembodied
information as well as rumors and gossips accompanying the theater.
Grand Opera: art, pictures, post cards
A virtual journey from drawings to the modern appearance.
Alfred Clark mystery
A small study on the mysterious burial of gramophone records in the basements of the Grand Opera.
Fallen chandelier: real story
On the things happened in the Grand Opera in May 20, 1896.
Mystery of underground lake
History of the Grand Opera basements, the Paris catacombs scheme, information about what actually
constitutes the "underground lake" located beneath the Opera House and many other things.
Box five: fact & fiction
We took five most common myths associated with a box of The Phantom of the Opera and
intentionally went to Paris to learn what is true and what is a fiction.
Grand Opera in collections
The Grand Opera in collections: postcards, photos, toys.
Architectures : L'Opéra Garnier
A documentary about the Grand Opera. Interesting and rare footage.
'Eugene Onegin', broadcast from the Palais Garnier
Broadcast in 2008 included a documentary about the theater and performance.
Opéra National de Paris
A Russian documentary about the Grand Opera, its history and legends.
Books and magazines
Le Nouvel Opéra
Targhis’ story about the book written by Charles Garnier, about the Grand Opera. Rare illustrations,
interesting and detailed information about the book.
Le fantasme de l'Opéra
The author of this book, Gerard Fontaine, is a connoisseur of the Grand Opera and the author
of several books about this theater. This publication shows details of the interior. Fontaine did not forget to mention
the Phantom of the Opera.
Opera de Paris
The paperback souvenir edition, the text for which was written by Bénédicte Tézenas du Montcel,
briefly but succinctly tells about everything that may be interesting for a tourist who wants to get to know the Opera Garnier
closer. Gaston Leroux's novel is also mentioned in this book.
L'Opéra de Charles Garnier
One more souvenir edition for tourists visiting the Opera Garnier. This book is written by
Gerard Fontaine and translated into several languages, including Russian.
Paris Opera. History and contemporaneity
This article published in the Royals magazine in 2013. Autor tells about Paris Opera history
since 17th century to our time.
Music in Leroux's novel
The novel is filled with well-known and not very famous names of composers, librettists, performing musicians. The information contained in this
section will help you to navigate in the world of sounds of the mid-late nineteenth century.
Libretto and librettists
Madame Carvalho Portrait, the famous soprano, 1885,
made by Elliott & Fry, London.
Old Le Peletier Opera
Since we have started talking about the Opera House we can’t but mention the building burned in 1873. In this theater Christina Nilsson shone,
one of Christine Daae prototypes (we just note in parentheses that Nilsson has never sung on the stage of the Grand Opera).
Published in Univers illustré, 11/15/1873