From the watery depths of its sub-basement to its soaring apex among the angels on its roof, a journey through and behind the art and craft of the Palais.
Rising out of the watery depths of the flooded Garnier sub-basement
A box seat beckons at the Palais Garnier
An eddy of calm off the Rotunde du Glacier
On the Grand Staircase, the performance begins before even setting foot in the theater.
If art is about seeing the world differently, the Salon de Soleil makes it literal.
An explosion of fire and stars in the Salon de Soleil
Chagall's 2500 square foot raspberry to the stodgy establishment
A magical lens that reflects the true, gray nature of the world outside the Garnier.
Hand-set rivets dance up the underside of the cupola crowning Palais Garnier.
The ties that bind Palais Garnier
An angel of Harmony takes a break between sets
An angel looks toward the future from Palais Garnier
Two muses, one for then, one for now.