From May 6 to 8, Parisian opera houses will open their doors to you for free ! An excellent opportunity to discover the treasures of Paris during your stay at Montmartre Residence.  

This 15th edition of Tous à L'Opéra, entitled "Spotlight on the workshops : from instrument making to the performing arts", will highlight the different professions and activities of an opera house.

Discover these mythical Parisian places by taking advantage of free animations. You will be able to attend rehearsals, visit the backstage, participate in costume and make-up workshops, attend conferences... it is also an opportunity to exchange with artists and technicians of the performing arts. 

For this national edition, more than thirty opera houses and opera companies will participate in this event, including the Palais Garnier, the Opéra Bastille, the Opéra Comique, the Opéra Royal de Versailles and the Opéra de Massy.  Find the Parisian program of Tous à L'Opéra!


Program 2022 


Thursday May 5 : Opéra Bastille - Reservations to come


8:00 pm | Recital and dialogue with Benjamin Bernheim 

The French tenor offers a recital commented with Alexandre Dratwicki, artistic director of the Palazzetto Bru Zane, around the program of his latest album 'Boulevard des Italiens' for Deutsche Grammophon. 


Address :  Paris Opera Bastille, 122 rue Lyon - 75012 Paris


Friday, May 6 / Saturday, May 7 : Opéra Comique - Reservations opening soon

The Opéra Comique offers you the opportunity to discover the opera professions through activities and meetings.  


Friday May 6 - 7:30 pm | Rehearsal of La Périchole,

Attend a piano rehearsal of La Périchole, Offenbach's opera bouffe directed by Valérie Lesort and conducted by Julien Leroy. 

Saturday, May 7 - 10 am - 6 pm | Discovery of the opera professions

Visits, workshops, meetings.

Hall of Opéra Comique

Photo credit: Source website of the Opera Comique  © RMN (Opéra Comique) Christophe Chavan 

Address :  Opéra Comique, 1 place Boieldieu, 75002 Paris


Saturday, May 7 : Opéra de Massy - Reservations to come


10am - 6pm | Instrument exhibition 


9:30am-12:30pm | Mobile Baby Station for 0-2 year olds - educational space

The Mobile Baby Station offers a comfortable space made up of modules and shapes with colorful contrasts that provide a special relationship for the parent-child duo.

10:00 am | Guided tour of the Opera House behind the scenes of a production

Visit the sets of Cavalleria Rusticana / Paggliacci.

11 am | Conference "Once upon a time, the Opera

Discover the art of opera with this lecture by Véronique Audoli.

11 am | Open house of the Franco-Berber association

Discovering the Berber dance.

1:00 pm & 2:15 pm | Guided tours of the Opera House behind the scenes of a production

Guided tour of the sets of Cavalleria Rusticana / Paggliacci.

2:30 pm | Workshop "Let's sing around Gounod's Faust

As part of the preparation for the Opera Bus, with : Julien Lamour, director and Franck Chastrusse-Colombier, conductor.

3:00 - 3:30 pm | Open stage 

Dance, music, conservatory

3pm - 4:30pm | Rehearsals 

Open rehearsals of the piano scene of Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo

4:30 pm | Concert

Address : Opéra de Massy, 1 place de France 91300 Massy


Saturday, May 7 : Opéra Garnier - Reservations to come


10am - 12:30pm & 2:30pm - 4:30pm | Costume Treasures

The costume workshop presents a selection of its treasures. 

10am - 11:30am & 12pm - 1:30pm | Dance classes

Andrey Klemm, professor of the Paris Opera Ballet, in the presence of a pianist, will teach 80 people. (registration required) 

10:00 am - 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Historical wigs and headdresses at the Paris Opera

Discover the know-how of the professions dedicated to the making of historical wigs and headdresses.

10 am to 5 pm | Free visit of the Palais Garnier

Free access, subject to availability 

The grand foyer

Photo credit: Source website Palais Garnier © Jean-Pierre Delagarde

Address : Palais Garnier place de l'Opéra,  8 rue Scribe 75009 Paris


Saturday, May 7 : Opéra Bastille - Reservations opening soon


10am - 4:30pm | How instruments are made

Stroll through the glass, marble and steel public spaces of the Opéra Bastille and discover the instruments and their craftsmen.

Main facade on the place de la Bastille 

Photo credit: Source website Opera national de Paris © Patrick Tourneboeuf. 

Address: Opéra de Paris Bastille, 122 rue Lyon - 75012 Paris


Saturday May 7 & Sunday May 8 : Royal Opera of Versailles - Reservations to come


2:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Free visit of the Royal Opera House of the Château de Versailles

Presentation of musical instruments: Harpsichord, organ

Pre-selection of candidates for the Renata Tebaldi baroque singing competition, tests open to the public. 

Opéra Royal de Versailles

Photo credit : Château de Versailles website / Author Unknown 

Address : Château de Versailles Spectacles 78000 Versailles