Palais Garnier : Building the Paris Opera House
The thrilling tale of the construction of the Palais Garnier, a total work of art built over fifteen tumultuous years by the brilliant architect Charles Garnier.
The myths surrounding the Phantom of the Opera still contribute to the renown of the Palais Garnier today – but when the tales are set aside, this exceptional building still houses many secrets. Commissioned by Napoleon III, the Palais Garnier is the symbol par excellence of the Second Empire, a building set apart by its technical and artistic ambition. But first and foremost, it is the product of fifteen years of construction on a massive scale, and the fruit of the obsessive drive of the then-unknown but visionary young architect Charles Garnier. Through previously unpublished archives, unobstructed views, historical reconstructions and accounts by historians, discover the origins and construction process of the extraordinary theatre which hosted the most celebrated artists from Maria Callas to Rudolf Noureyev.
Palais Garnier : Building the Paris Opera House [DVD]
A film by Patrick Cabouat
co-written with Stéphane Landowski
With Damien Roussineau as Charles Garnier
and the participation of Mathias Auclair,
Isabelle Morin Loutrel,
TV direction : Patrick Cabouat
Release date : 25 June 2021
Distribution : Naxos Distribution
Reference : BAC184
Barcode : 3760115301849
Running time : 90 min.
Booklet : FR / ENG
Subtitles : ENG / JAP / KOR
Image : Color, 16/9, NTSC
Sound : PCM 2.0
Region code : 0