Grand Théâtre

Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, is a theatre in Bordeaux, France, first inaugurated on 17 April 1780. It was in this theatre that the ballet La Fille Mal Gardée premiered in 1789. 

The theatre was designed by the architect Victor Louis (1731–1800). Louis later designed the galleries surrounding the gardens of the Palais Royal, and the Théâtre Français in Paris.

The Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux was conceived as a temple of the Arts and Light, with a neo-classical facade. It has a portico of 12 Corinthianstyle colossal columns which support an entablature on which stand 12 statues that represent the nine Muses and three goddesses (Juno, Venusand Minerva). Pierre-François Berruer made four of the statues, and his assistant Van den Drix carved the others from Berruer's models.

Today the theatre is home to the Opéra National de Bordeaux, as well as the Ballet National de Bordeaux.

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Architect definition of architect Victor Louis
Style definitin of style Neoclassical
Category definition of category theatre
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Geographical coordinates 44.8421549, -0.5747230
Address Bordeaux, Place de la Comedie 1
Opening date 1780

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