Tous à l’opera 2017

Toulouse Opera House is a part of the town's city hall "Le Capitole"
Toulouse Opera House is a part of the town’s city hall “Le Capitole”

While city hall of Toulouse called “Le Capitole” was built in successive stages starting from the 13th century, the decision to include a theatre in it was taken exactly on the 28th of May 1736. The work was entrusted to architect and painter Guillame Cammas how built an opera house in Italian style with, fashionable at the time, “trompe-l’oeil” decoration.
The theatre opened its doors on the 11th of May 1737.
Since then the “Capitole” theatre was rebuilt several times – most notably in 1923 after the First World War and the big fire of the 10th of August 1917 destroyed it, in 1974 when the theatre was transformed in “a true lyrical art place adapted to all repertoires and all genres” and in 1996 when the Italian style and “trompe-l’oeil” decorations were reintroduced.
The event “Tous à l’opera” – (“Everybody at the opera”) takes place in France each year during the first or second weekend of May. For two days many opera houses of the country open their doors to the general public for free visits, costumes exhibitions, free concerts etc.
"Ballo in maschera" opera costumes were designed by Christian Lacroix
“Ballo in maschera” opera costumes were designed by Christian Lacroix
Costumes for children's opera Brundibar
Costumes for children’s opera Brundibar
Don Carlos costume from the Verdi's opera "Don Carlos"
Don Carlos costume from the Verdi’s opera “Don Carlos”
Falstaff costume from Falstaff opera by Verdi
Falstaff costume from Falstaff opera by Verdi
Kitri tutu from oper Don Quixote
Kitri tutu from oper Don Quixote
Gertrude's costume from Hamlet opera by the French composer Ambroise Thomas
Gertrude’s costume from Hamlet opera by the French composer Ambroise Thomas
Night Queen dress from opera Magic Flute by Mozart
Night Queen dress from opera Magic Flute by Mozart
Opera Costumes
Opera Costumes
Opera masks
Opera masks
Visitors can try opera costumes
Visitors can try opera costumes
Visitors can try opera costumes
Visitors can try opera costumes
Picasso Painted Courtain
Picasso Painted Courtain
Tous à l'opera
Tous à l’opera
Wigs made from yak, angora and human hair
Wigs made from yak, angora and human hair
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