Palais Garnier, 8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France

Two unused postcards of the Paris Opera

Designed by Charles Garnier, the 1,979 seat opera house opened with a lavish gala performance on January 5, 1875.

Paris 1


The Daily Courier, Onondaga, New York, November 19, 1874:
“The chandelier for the middle of the Paris Opera House will be a marvel in its way. It will cost $8,000.”

Palais Garnier

Postcard part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use.
At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.


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