The Grand Théâtre de Dijon reopens this Saturday evening
Credit: Photo Fabien Dubrigny
The work undertaken aims to bring the Grand Théâtre to life. The particular location of the site, an emblematic place dear to the inhabitants, inscribed in the Darcy Liberté perspective and in the extension of the Museum of Fine Arts, makes it a major monument of the Dijon landscape to which the City wishes to give a design.
At the heart of the “tourist zone”, the potential of the Grand-Théâtre was under-exploited and the project of the new director of the Opera, Dominique Pitoiset, plans to reinvest the Grand Théâtre. The coexistence of two complementary tools, the Auditorium and the Grand Théâtre, is essential for the proper development of the artistic project and its influence. Renovated, the Grand Théâtre will allow a place of sharing with the labeled and subsidized cultural institutions of the metropolis, a redesigned artistic offer based on a multidisciplinary approach.
Built in 1828, after many years of work, electrified in 1900, raised in 1953 then renovated in 1969, the city has since carried out a few specific interventions. The Grand Théâtre suffered from limited performance capacity and outdated equipment. This is why it is planned to carry out a work program over several years to accommodate artists, teams and the public in more functional, welcoming and restructured spaces.
A gradual resumption of shows at the Grand Théâtre is now possible, with this Saturday evening the show by Claire Désert and Emmanuel Strosser: Mozart – Bonis – Dukas – Brahm. Then there will be Tuesday, January 25: Lina_Raül Refree – Fado. Then, on Friday, February 4: Zaide Quartet: Mozart – Anton Webern.