The man behind the camera: his name is Mr Picmain
The Opéra de Paris is staging an online exhibition of work by its aptly-named house photographer, Roger Pic.
Pic, who died in 2001, covered all the Paris theatres. But he was most involved in the Théatre Garnier, home of the Paris Opéra until the opening of the Bastille, and he is credited in this exhibition with helping to define its visual style between 1959 and 1970, working with such divas as Callas, Schwarzkopf, Crespin and Grace Bumbry.
The online show is not easy to navigate and the essays are inaccessible. But the Pics are a treat.