It was such a great dream that it was difficult to believe it would ever come true. Difficult even to fathom. And yet, with ambition and boldness, we believed we could make it happen, and we did. We invested the acoustic and visual masterpiece created by Charles Garnier, an iconoclastic and visionary challenger. We partnered with the Paris Opera, a symbol of excellence and a true mastodon in the world of culture with a long-established international reputation.
The Paris Opera accepted to entertain our dream, based on a shared vision of excellence and strong ties to France's musical and historical heritage. Together, we have conceived an exceptional partnership.
Quentin Sannié, Devialet CEO
This includes the opening of a sound discovery area within the Palais Garnier, a co-branded product line, and an outdoor Opera project, "Hors les murs", offering new ways to listen to and experience opera.
Jean-Philippe Thiellay, Deputy General Director of the Paris Opera, said: "The search for new forms of outreach and development is an integral part of our mission. Devialet is a magnificent partner for us, with a uniquely French take on innovation and excellence that is completely in line with the Opera's own vision. The Paris Opera will celebrate its 350th anniversary in 2019, and is constantly seeking new ways to reinvent itself as an institution."
The Devialet sound discovery area will open at the Palais Garnier in Fall 2017, ideally located in the west area of the Grand Vestibule, which will be completely renovated for the occasion. This space has been designed as a minimal setting with sophisticated details, and overseen by the chief architect of France’s historic monuments and the regional directorate of cultural affairs. To deliver strong emotions. By day, visitors will access the area through the main entrance, and by night, before and during performances, through the Grand Vestibule. They will be able to discover and purchase Devialet products.
A line of "Opéra National de Paris | Devialet" products will be displayed and sold exclusively within the sound discovery area.
This partnership will also provide exclusive access to recordings from the Paris Opera, including live transmission of highlights from the 2017/18 season. For the first time, The Paris Opera and Devialet invite you to listen to recordings and stream performances live from home, wherever you are in the world. Thanks to unique technologies and the quality of sound broadcasting, Devialet will help amplify the Opera's voice, widening the community of music lovers who can simultaneously share the magic created by the artists of the Paris Opera.
We are immensely proud to contribute to the influence of French creativity around the world through this exceptional partnership.