This is the first exhibition to consider the Opera as a whole, examining not only Degas’ passionate relationship with the House and his musical tastes, but also the infinite resources of this marvellous ‘toolbox’. The work of a truly great artist offers us the portrait of the Paris Opera in the 19th century.
General curatorHenri Loyrette
CuratorsLeila Jarbouai, graphic arts curator at the Musée d'Orsay, Marine Kisiel, curator at the Musée d'Orsay and Kimberly Jones, curator of 19th century French paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington
Exhibition organized by the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, where it will be presented from 1 March to 5 July 2020 on the occasion of the three hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Paris Opera.
Exhibition organized with the exceptional contribution of the Bibliothèque nationale de France