Paris autumn conference

from 17 to 20 October

Imagination has the power to transform people’s lives.

People of any age, but especially young people, live happier and more fulfilled lives if they have healthy bodies and healthy minds. That is why sport and culture are equally important factors in realising our potential. Participants learn life skills like teamwork and striving to improve. Spectators learn to discern beauty and professional skills. Aspiration unlocks the imagination.

The ancient Greeks described the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions as catharsis. Their tragedies paradoxically engendered a feeling of well-being. Music performs the same function. Opera, which combines music and theatre, is especially good at it. But opera does not have a monopoly. Dance adds an extreme physical effort, comparable to an athlete’s, towards the expression of strong emotions.

The most social of the arts is architecture, because it creates the space in which we live. Whether it is a home or an office, a museum or an opera house or a landscaped park, it invites people to inhabit and use that space, to breathe life into it.

Education is the process by which we learn to live, to understand and develop our mental and physical capabilities and to interact with society. Its primary purpose is to set free our imagination.

Download the programme >>

Download the registration form >>

Download the list of participants (please log in first) >>


Practical information
Opera Europa’s autumn conference takes place in several venues across Paris.
Wednesday at Opéra Garnier, place de l’Opéra (red on map)
Thursday at Opéra Comique, place Boieldieu (yellow on map)
Friday at Opéra Bastille, place de la Bastille (blue on map)
Saturday at Théâtre du Châtelet, place du Châtelet (orange on map)
Some of Friday’s performances are also hosted at
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 15 avenue Montaigne (grey on map)
Philharmonie de Paris, 221 avenue Jean Jaurès (black on the map)

Click here to watch the map online>>>

Travel to Paris
Paris had 3 main airports and has good international train connections:
• Paris-Charles De Gaulle and Aéroport de Paris-Orly -
• Paris Beauvais, further out of Paris and operating mostly with low-cost airlines -
• Thalys, for Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands –

Travel within Paris
Our conference venues are well connected!
Opéra Garnier and Opéra Comique are a 10-minute walk apart.
Opéra Garnier (metro Opera), Opéra Comique (metro Richelieu-Drouot) and Opéra Bastille (metro Bastille) are linked by line 8 in under 25min.


The following hotels have rooms on hold for our participants for bookings until the specified date, mentioning OPERA EUROPA/2018.

Near Opéra Garnier and Opéra Comique

Including breakfast

The Chess Hotel – 15 ROOMS
6 rue Helder – 75009 Paris 

Until 20 September

Single room:       206€
Double room:     211€

Near Opéra Bastille


Pavillon Bastille – 10 ROOMS
65 rue de Lyon – 75012 Paris

Until 1 October

Single room:       149€
Double room:     155€

Other hotels in the area (but with no allocation for Opera Europa) include

Hôtel Opéra Vivaldi
10 rue du Helder – 75009 Paris


Hotel Mercure Paris Opéra Louvre
95 rue de Richelieu – 75002 Paris


Hôtel Daunou Opéra
6 rue Daunou – 75002 Paris


Millennium Hotel Paris Opéra
12 Boulevard Haussmann – 75009 Paris


Registration to the conference includes the full programme with 2, 3 or 4 evening performances of your choice. Please fill in the registration form available from and return it to before 25 September.

Members Until 20 September As of 21 September
First participant with 2 performances 300 € 350 €
First participant with 3 performances 400 € 450 €
First participant with 4 performances 500 € 550 €
Extra participant with 2 performances 250 € 300 €
Extra participant with 3 performances 350 € 400 €
Extra participant with 4 performances 450 € 500 €
Non-members with 1 performance 600 € 650 €
Additional ticket 100 €