Just in: Paris pays its Opéra’s energy bills

Just in: Paris pays its Opéra’s energy bills


norman lebrecht

April 05, 2023

The French Ministry of Culture has shelled out an extra two million Euros to cover ‘exceptional energy costs’ at the Opéra de Paris, according to the latest budget figures.

That’s on top of 5 million last year for post-Covid losses.

The Opéra de Paris receives 99.7 million euros from the Government in operating subsidy.

That is two and a half times as much as Covent Garden and English National Opera put together.

Meanwhile, in London, Arts Council England is sticking to its opera cuts.


  • Richard says:

    Please continue reporting these topics – hardly anyone else does.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    A sign of things to come. They can always return to candle-light.

  • FelicityWilliams says:

    High Opera Garnier bills-Erik leaving lights on everywhere in the huge theatre?

  • Henry says:

    Gotta echo Richard here! Thanks for reporting, just found the site and it’s great and extremely useful.

    Cheers from Finland.