A Les Az Evening at the Villa Ephrussi

L'une des plus belles villas de la Côte d'Azur offre une toile de fond magnifique pour nos soirées. Vous vivrez une expérience exaltante avec l'art lyrique. La qualité et la verve exceptionnelles du chant est rendu accessible par des surtitres en anglais et en français.

One of the most beautiful villas on the Côte d’Azur provides a stunning backdrop for our evenings. You experience a thrillingly personal encounter with the operatic voice. Singing of exceptional quality and verve is made accessible by surtitles in English and French.

 

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Gates Open
At the Villa Ephrussi the gates open at 7.30pm, The Alpes Maritimes, plunging into the sea from Beaulieu to Bordighera, are laid out before you.
Our Young Volunteers
Our young volunteers in their distinctive T-shirts  greet you  and direct you to the champagne bar. They also can provide you with a programme.
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
The villa was bequeathed by the Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild to the Académie des Beaux Arts, provided that it kept 'the essence of a private salon' and that is what our evenings adhere to.
The Gardens
There are seven different delightful gardens for you to stroll in and enjoy the wonderful evening light.
Before the Performance
Before the performance you can have glass of champagne while you gaze at the spectacular views over Villefranche Bay or towards Monaco.
Welcome
Just before 8pm our young volunteers will show to your seats and you will be welcomed to the evening in the Villa's magnificent covered courtyard.
Thrilling Experience
You experience a thrillingly personal encounter with the operatic voice. Singing of exceptional quality and verve is made fully accessible by English and French surtitles
The Interval
Night has now descended and during the interval there are further opportunities to visit the magnificent gardens and see the twinkling lights of the entire French Riviera.
Uniquely Close
With only 200 seats in all, you are close enough in the front row to touch the singers and the back row is closer to the stage than the front row at most opera houses.
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