L’Opéra de Marseille is also known as the Grand Théâtre de Marseille. After a year of construction works, it was launched in 1787. It allowed Marseille to become the second city of France to possess its own Opéra, after Bordeaux.
In 1919, a giant fire burns the Opera building. Only the peristyle columns outside, the load-bearing walls and a big frieze framing the stage are spared. A year later, its reconstruction starts. This explains the mix of style in the façade. The Opéra de Marseille was fully renovated during Marseille Provence 2013.
The entrance hall is spacious and hosts the box office, a lodge made of oak wood. The performance room is clearly inspired by Italian style and can host 1 800 people. The Opéra de Marseille is the first stage of our area.
2 rue Molière, 13001 Marseille
HOW TO GET TO THE OPÉRA DE MARSEILLE ?
- Station Sainte Lulli
- Station Cours jean Ballard
- Station Vieux-Port (line 1)