The artists of the Opéra Comique company were among the first performers to be hired by the emerging film industry, from silent movies inspired by standards of the repertoire to musical films that took advantage of the Opéra Comique successes. Today the Opéra Comique offers you to explore, together with Benoît Duteurtre, opera in cinema. The programing enables you to revive the emotions of a screening in a historic theater and discover forgotten or recently restored masterpieces.
Screenings presented by Benoît Duteurtre
In 1977 Philippe Collin edited these extracts from interwar musicals and operettas to document the recklessness and blind optimism of the 1930s. A tribute to the actors who made the fame of French cinema.
With Jean Gabin, Maurice Chevalier, Arletty, Fernandel, Raimu, Josephine Baker, Tino Rossi, Mistinguett