Verdi, Wagner and the Paris Opera is an exhibition that lovers of classical music will thoroughly appreciate. The exhibition, which takes place on March 16th, pays tribute to these fine composers, both known to love Paris with a great passion. The Palais Garnier Bibliotheque-Musee is the perfect venue for the exhibition, also being located in close proximity to the Hotel Opera Lafayette.
Wagner once told Ludwig II that he believed Paris to be the heart of civilisation and Verdi commented to Leon Escudier on how impressed he was with the beauty of the theatres in Paris. Both men were clearly taken by Parisian culture. Giuseppe Verdi, born in Italy 1813 and Richard Wagner, born in Germany in 1813 had a very strange relationship that has often been described as being quite tumultuous. Even though this talented pair of composers never met, they saw each other as rivals. They were both born just a few months apart and were indeed highly esteemed operatic composers, that were said to be unrivalled by any other, except Mozart.
The Verdi, Wagner and the Paris Opera exhibition will highlight the relationship between these two greats, drawing attention to their own relationship to the Grand boutique, from a dependable point of view, revealing what they contributed to the stage by way of operatic performance and this special genre.
The Hotel Opera Lafayette is the perfect place to stay, while visiting Paris and the Palais Garnier Bibliotheque-Musee. Our hotel is centrally located, between Gare du Nord and Opera aera and our rooms are elegant and typically French in style and great taste. We also offer great rates and excellent promotions that will help with your budget, while you stay in the wonderful city of Paris.
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Hotel Opéra Lafayette, a 3* hotel in Paris between Gare du Nord and Opera area