Parisian romantic theatres are subject of a fascinating exhibition devoted to the golden age of Parisian theatres during the first half of the 19th century. On display at the Musée de la Vie Romantique (Museum of the Romantics), until 15 July 15th, 2012.
Romantic theatres in Paris : a fascinating exhibition at the Musée de la Vie Romantique
In the framework of this exhibition entitled Romantic Theatres in Paris – Collections from the Carnavalet Museum, almost 100 works are on display, including portraits, drawings, stage and costume designs.
Thanks to the high number of artists who lived in the capital at that time, Paris asserted itself as one of the main stages in Europe.
The exhibition currently being held at the Musée de la Vie Romantique evokes both the different genres of that time – drama, melodrama, opera seria, narrative ballet – and the different mutations observed in the area of acting, costumes and staging. It is presented in the charming Enclos Chaptal where, from 1830 to 1860, celebrities from the Paris stage would regularly meet up.
- Musée de la Vie romantique : Hôtel Scheffer-Renan, 16 Rue Chaptal – Paris 9ème
- Until July 15, 2012 – daily from 10:00-18:00 (except mondays and holidays)
- Metro Stations: Saint-Georges, Line 12 ; Pigalle, Lines 2 and 12 ; Liège, Line 13