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    Dialogues of the Muses: The Paris Opera House and the Arts

    5 November [Sat], 2022 - 5 February [Sun], 2023

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    About this exhibition

    The Paris Opera House is known as a glorious sacred space for ballet and opera performances. This exhibition explores the history of the Paris Opera House from the seventeenth century to the present, examining the relationships between various fields of art and their appeal from a total art perspective. The focus is particularly on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the age of romantic ballet, grand opera, and the Ballets Russes. Introducing the multifaceted appeal of the Paris Opera House from artistic, cultural, and sociological perspectives, using works from the Bibliothèque nationale de France and other sources in Japan and abroad, this exhibition reveals its historic significance. In making the many connections between the opera house and the various arts, this exhibition is an utterly unprecedented venture.
    Composition of the Exhibition
    Overture: The Birth of the Palais Garnier
    ActⅠ : 17th - 18th Centuries
    (1)The Spectacular Machine play of Louis XIV’s Reign(2)Fête Galante(3)Neoclassical aesthetic innovations
    Act II: 19th century [1]
    (1)The Salle de la rue Le Peletier(2)Grand Opera(3)Romantic Ballet(4)Set Designers and Costume Painter
    *The Theater in Paris
    Act III: 19th century [2]
    (1)Innovation in the Grand Opera(2)Edgar Degas and the Paris Opera(3)The Artists who painted the theater(4)Richard Wagner’s Aesthetics
    *Writer and the Opera * “Japonisme” and the Paris Opera
    Act IV: 20th and 21st Centuries
    (1)The Ballets Russes(2)Modern Art and the Paris Opera(3)Painters, Designers, and Art for the Stage(4)Supremacy of Stage Directors and Choreographers
    *From Cinema and Musicals
    Epilogue: L'Opéra Bastille

    Exhibition overview

    Exhibition title

    Dialogues of the Muses: The Paris Opera House and the Arts

    Exhibition period

    5 November [Sat], 2022 - 5 February [Sun], 2023

    Opening hours

    10:00 – 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays)​​ * Last admission 30 minutes before​ closing

    Closed

    Mondays (except January 9), December 28 to January 3, January 10

    Organizer

    Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

    Under the auspices of

    Embassy of France / Institut français du japon



    In collaboration with

    the Bibliothèque nationale de France

    Venue

    6,5F Galleries

    Concurrent Exhibition

    October 25 [Tue.], 2022 – February 5 [Sun.], 2023
    Selections from the Ishibashi Foundation Collection Special Section Art in a Box: The Box in a Valise by Marcel Duchamp and It’s Aftermath (4F Gallery)

    Ticket prices (incl. tax)

    On-line ticket Same day ticket
    General 1,800 yen *Credit card payments only 2,000 yen
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    (plus one accompanying assistant)
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    Children
    through junior high school
    Free entry Advance booking not required
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    *Booking is not accepted when a time slot is full.
    *This admission fee gives the visitor access to the concurrent exhibitions.

    Art works

    Édouard MANET《Masked Ball at the Opera》1873

    Édouard MANET《Masked Ball at the Opera》1873

    Charles GARNIER《Facade of the Paris Opera (Opera Garnier)》1861 ©Bibliothèque nationale de France

    Charles GARNIER《Facade of the Paris Opera (Opera Garnier)》1861 ©Bibliothèque nationale de France

    François-Gabriel-Guillaume LÉPAULLE《Trio from act V, scene 3 of Robert le Diable (Robert the Devil)》1835 ©Bibliothèque nationale de France

    François-Gabriel-Guillaume LÉPAULLE《Trio from act V, scene 3 of Robert le Diable (Robert the Devil)》1835 ©Bibliothèque nationale de France

    Edgar DEGAS《The dance class》 1873-76, Paris, Musée d'Orsay<br />
Photo  ©RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Adrien Didierjean / distributed by AMF

    Edgar DEGAS《The dance class》 1873-76, Paris, Musée d'Orsay
    Photo ©RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Adrien Didierjean / distributed by AMF

    《Poster of the first performance of  Tannhaüser》1861 ©Bibliothèque nationale de France

    《Poster of the first performance of Tannhaüser》1861 ©Bibliothèque nationale de France

    Leon Samoilovitch BAKST《Ida Rubinstein's Headdress in Schéhérazade》 c.1910 ©Bibliothèque nationale de France

    Leon Samoilovitch BAKST《Ida Rubinstein's Headdress in Schéhérazade》 c.1910 ©Bibliothèque nationale de France

    Christian LACROIX《 Costume design for Les Anges Ternis (The Tarnished Angels), c.1987  ©Bibliothèque nationale de France

    Christian LACROIX《 Costume design for Les Anges Ternis (The Tarnished Angels), c.1987 ©Bibliothèque nationale de France

    Édouard MANET《Masked Ball at the Opera》1873, Gift of Mrs. Horace Havemeyer in memory of her mother-in-law, Louisine W. Havemeyer, National Gallery of Art, Washington

    Édouard MANET《Masked Ball at the Opera》1873, Gift of Mrs. Horace Havemeyer in memory of her mother-in-law, Louisine W. Havemeyer, National Gallery of Art, Washington

    Antoine WATTEAU《La Perspective (view through the trees in the park of Pierre Crozat)》c. 1715, Maria Antoinette Evans Fund, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Antoine WATTEAU《La Perspective (view through the trees in the park of Pierre Crozat)》c. 1715, Maria Antoinette Evans Fund, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Jean-Baptiste CARPEAUX《The Genius of the Dance, No.2》Paris, Musée d'Orsay  Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Tony Querrec / distributed by AMF

    Jean-Baptiste CARPEAUX《The Genius of the Dance, No.2》Paris, Musée d'Orsay Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Tony Querrec / distributed by AMF

    Jean-Baptiste Édouard DETAILLE《The Inauguration of the Paris Opera on January 5, 1875》1878, Paris, Musée d'Orsay, dépôt au musée national du château de Versailles Photo ©RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot/ distributed by AMF

    Jean-Baptiste Édouard DETAILLE《The Inauguration of the Paris Opera on January 5, 1875》1878, Paris, Musée d'Orsay, dépôt au musée national du château de Versailles Photo ©RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot/ distributed by AMF

    Marc CHAGALL《Figures at the Opera》1968-1971, Pola Museum of Art ©ADAGP, Paris&JASPAR, Tokyo, 2022 Chagall® C3919

    Marc CHAGALL《Figures at the Opera》1968-1971, Pola Museum of Art ©ADAGP, Paris&JASPAR, Tokyo, 2022 Chagall® C3919

    Alfred Edward CHALON《Pas de Quatre: Carlotta Grisi, Marie Taglioni, Lucile Grahn & Fanny Cerrito》1845, Hyogo Performing Arts Center, Kenji Usui Ballet Collection

    Alfred Edward CHALON《Pas de Quatre: Carlotta Grisi, Marie Taglioni, Lucile Grahn & Fanny Cerrito》1845, Hyogo Performing Arts Center, Kenji Usui Ballet Collection

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