During her trip to Toulouse on Wednesday, the Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot awarded this prestigious label to the institution.
In October 2020, the Théâtre du Capitole expressed its wish to join the restricted circle of lyrical institutions labeled “National Opera in the region”. It is now choosed made since it has just obtained from the Ministry of Culture and its Minister Roselyne Bachelot, the label “National Opera in the region”, a distinction which identifies a reference cultural action, particularly in terms of creation. and production and implementation of dissemination to the widest possible audience. This label of National Opera in the region had not been awarded for twenty years. Renewable, it is designed at the Théâtre du Capitole for. It underlines the special place occupied by the Théâtre du Capitole among the French and European lyrical stages. It distinguishes theaters whose project is of general interest in terms of creation, production and distribution of works within the lyrical, musical and choreographic network.
The Théâtre du Capitole thus joins the five other French establishments to bear this name: the Opéra national de Lyon, the Opéra national de Bordeaux, the Opéra national du Rhin, the Opéra Orchester national de Montpellier and the Opéra national de Lorraine and he integrates ” a national network of reference for the enhancement and renewal of repertoires, forms and aesthetics “ as the Ministry of Culture explains in its press release.
Carrying out an artistic and cultural project and open to all, the Théâtre du Capitole has a choir of forty-five choristers, a masters and a ballet of thirty-five dancers and welcomes in its pit the National Orchestra of the Capitol for its lyrical productions and choreographic. It is also one of the last opera houses in France under the direction of sets, costumes and wigs workshops and leads a cycle of educational and cultural actions aimed at all audiences.
Supported financially by Toulouse Métropole, the Toulouse lyrical and choreographic house is under the direction of Christophe Ghristi and Claire Roserot de Melin.
Sorano theater also honored
Another Toulouse institution was also labeled: the Sorano theater, for example, has seen its substantive work recognized by the attribution by the Minister of Culture of the designation “Conventional scene of national interest”, mention “Art and Creation” . This decision is recognition for the groundwork that the theater teams are developing, in particular in support of emerging artists for their creative work. artistic, vitality of the performing arts and better access for all to culture.
They precisely value the quality of the work of the artists and teams, whom we support and who contribute to the attractiveness and influence of our metropolis.
Toulouse is now more visible on the map of national and European cultural destinations. “Declared Jean-Luc Moudenc, Mayor of Toulouse and President of Toulouse Métropole.” I would like to express my great satisfaction at seeing two Toulouse institutions recognized at the highest level. level for their high quality work. ” commented for his part Étienne Guyot, prefect of the Occitanie region, prefect of Haute-Garonne.