Thursday, January 16, 2020

50 Yrs. Ago Today: I Was There

Commissioned by impresario Gabriel Astruc, the theatre was built from 1911 to 1913 upon the designs of brothers Auguste Perret and Gustave Perret following a scheme by Henry van de Velde and became the first example of Art Deco architecture in the city. Less than two months after its inauguration, the Théâtre hosted the world premiere of the Ballets Russes Rite of Spring, which provoked one of the most famous classical music riots.

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