Inaugurated in 1888, Montpellier’s Opéra Comédie, a large Italian-style theatre, is the work of architect Joseph-Marie Cassien-Bernard (1848-1926), a student of Charles Garnier.
Red velvet seats, gilding and arrangements in the pure tradition of an Italian theatre: this gem of Montpellier is a performance venue which is unique among its kind.
With the exception of establishments in Paris, it is the largest Italian-style theatre in France, after the one in Bordeaux.
The Montpellier Occitania National Opera Orchestra performs here.
With its 93 musicians and a chorus of 31 singers, the organization boasts a vast repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music.
The Tourist Office organizes regular tours which allow you to explore the building from its lobby to backstage and admire its many sculptures and paintings. Not to mention the hidden aspects of the décor, thanks to the presence of the stage manager who will alternate between explanations and anecdotes.