The ties between Mozart and France were forged during the composer’s lifetime

, as is evidenced first of all by his three stays in Paris in his youth as well as by his choice of setting Beaumarchais’ famous play Le Mariage de Figaro to music.

These close ties continued after his death, with French adaptations of his operas played on the nation’s leading stages.

Today’s exhibition is designed to highlight the Salzburg composer’s presence in French musical life, from his first visits to France to his posthumous glory on the stages of the nation’s opera houses, Through a selection of a hundred and forty items.

Where: Opéra Garnier
When: until the 24th of September