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Degas at the Opera

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

24 Sep 2019 - 19 Jan 2020

Degas once called the Paris Opera ‘his own room’ – a place where he could indulge his fascination with dancers in motion. This show reveals what the French Impressionist learned there about perspective and light, as well as what his work can tell us about a night at the opera in the 19th century. Find out more from the Musée d’Orsay’s website. 

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Danseuse au bouquet (1878), Edgar Degas.

Danseuse au bouquet (1878), Edgar Degas. Photo: Stéphane Maréchalle; © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d’Orsay)

La Classe de Danse (1873–76), Edgar Degas.

La Classe de Danse (1873–76), Edgar Degas. Photo: Patrice Schmidt; © Musée d’Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais

Ballet (1876), Edgar Degas.

Ballet (1876), Edgar Degas. Photo: Patrice Schmidt; © Musée d’Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais

Les Choristes (1877), Edgar Degas.

Les Choristes (1877), Edgar Degas. Photo: Patrice Schmidt; © Musée d’Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais

L'Orchestre de l'Opéra (c. 1870), Edgar Degas.

L’Orchestre de l’Opéra (c. 1870), Edgar Degas. Photo: Hervé Lewandowski; © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d’Orsay)

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