Paris Opéra sells off its treasures

Paris Opéra sells off its treasures


norman lebrecht

January 23, 2023

The Opéra de Paris, struggling to cover its costs on a mere £200 million a year of state funding, is raising funds from a gala auction organised by Sotheby’s later this month.

Society jewellers and watchmakers have donated surplus stock.

It’s so exiting we can hardling bring ourselves to report further.

Read here and here.


  • Paul Capon says:

    I hope an archivist checks on the material for sale – I would hate to see an old score or a historical document accidently lost.