Inaugurated on 20 June 1998, the Dijon auditorium is the collective work of the architectural firms Arquitectonica (Miami) and Bougeault-Walgenwitz (Dijon), assisted by Richard Martinet (Paris). Its acoustics, one of the finest in Europe, make it a sought-after working tool for the greatest international orchestras and conductors. Its modern technical facilities also allow it to be a real production venue in the fields of opera, theatre and dance, a function that it has fully assumed, in complementarity with the large theatre, since the creation of the Dijon Duo in 2002.
In order to offer an increasingly versatile space open to all forms of artistic expression, the auditorium is inaugurating a new configuration this year by welcoming both the public and the artists directly on stage for two operas and two recitals.
It thus remains true to its mission: to bring spectators and artists closer together so that they can dialogue, listen to each other and hear each other.
The auditorium is composed of two large triangular volumes, the base building and the bridge building, through which the public enters, located 12.60 metres above street level. The facades are clad in flamed Chassagne stone. An elliptical skylight runs vertically through the bridge building. A monumental metal sculpture closes the curve along the stage.
The general volume of the building is part of the curved composition that surrounds the district. Access is via a reception hall that crosses the Boulevard de Champagne. From there, there are dominant views through large glass walls over the Champagne and Clemenceau boulevards and the Jean-Bouhey square.
The Auditorium houses the Dijon Opera
The Opéra in family
-Afternoons at the Opera
Backstage visits, participative workshops, meetings with artists and snacks. Auditorium, artists' entrance (11 boulevard de Verdun) from 2.30 pm to 5 pm. From 6 to 77 years old.
- Children's workshops
Creative workshop during the operas at 3pm. Auditorium, public entrance. From 5 to 10 years old.
-Shows for young audiences
The 2017/2018 season of the Dijon Opera has a great deal of space for young audiences with, among other things, an opera to see with the family, concerts accessible to all, dance and circus!
Details of the programme on opera-dijon.fr
Tel. 03 80 48 82 82