Opéra-Théatre de Metz: theater opera of Metz
a wonderful place in Metz ,one of the oldest still in operation in France of its gender. Sits nicely on the river moselle on a small island île du Petit Saulcy.
The hôtel des spectacles or Entertainment Hall, which became the Opéra-Théâtre de Metz is the oldest theatre in France activity, since it has not changed its assignment since its inauguration in 1752. During its history, many have played or worked: Sarah Bernhardt in Tosca in 1905, or Jean Cocteau for the decorations of Pelléas in the 1960s. The theatre now works continuously with more than 103 people. It is one of the last French operas to own its own workshops, where to create costumes and decorations. Each year, it presents an eclectic programme which combines operas, comedies, ballets, operettas with new lyrical productions and creations of the Théâtre de Metz.
Nice for an evening in Lorraine-Metz
Dress Code: dress to kill for late events, the first show casual will be ok
- Arts and Culture
- Historical Travel
- Theater Travel
The Opera Island (Ile Chambiere?): The Free Light Show
We think there is a sound and light show in summer on the Esplanade, but we were out of season, so we enjoyed coming out of our hotel next to the Opera for an after dark dinner at a spot almost under the bridge. We were slightly surprised by Metz after dark. Like all big cities there are buildings to light but the open spaces and trees at the river makes for vistas and angles and the Cathedral's Rayonant Gothic is perfect. (Sorry we are not better photographers)
- Family Travel
Vivan's Pub Fairy: Irish Bar Metz
Like most towns and cities across europe we find the 'Irish Bar', which normally means a franchise bar with a few irish type decors scattered about and some U2 music being played.
This Bar was one of those franchises, however the bar was thumping, busy and loud with the local population singing and kinda dancng in the restricted spaces inside. The Irish brew served here was Beamish which cost a stunning 5.20 Euros...
Happy hour is on a monday and tuesday from 6pm till 8.30pm...
Dress Code: You must be joking!
- Historical Travel
- Beer Tasting
- Road Trip