THE HÔTEL DOSNE-THIERS
Opera a Palazzo takes over the prestigious salons of the Hôtel Dosne-Thiers, located on Place Saint Georges in Paris, in the romantic district known as “La Nouvelle Athènes”. The hôtel was for a long time the home of the historian and President of the “République française” Adolphe Thiers and his wife Élise Dosne.
Félicie Dosne, the sister-in-law of Mr. Thiers and the last heir of the family, bequeathed the hôtel in 1905 to the Institut de France, “so that a library of modern history, and more particularly of French history, could be created in this place”. Today, the Dosne-Thiers Foundation fulfils its mission as a research library specialising in the general, political, military, social, and administrative history of France from 1789 to 1914. Since 2009, the hôtel has housed the office of the Thiers Foundation (Centre de recherches humanistes), an institution whose aim is to honour young researchers.
It is in the refined settings of the hôtel’s salons housing the paintings and works of art collected by Adolphe Thiers and Frédéric Masson, enlightened art collectors, that you are invited to follow Violetta in this experience.
« The opera has found here an intimate and majestic setting to welcome you in the manner of 19th-century salons. »