June 13, 2024

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Airbnb is celebrating ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ with a one-night stay at Palais Garnier

Airbnb is celebrating ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ with a one-night stay at Palais Garnier


Who wants to stay like everyone else?

Airbnb is honoring “The Phantom of the Opera,” Broadway’s longest functioning exhibit, by inviting two visitors to commit the evening in Paris’ historic Palais Garnier, the venue that motivated the beloved novel and musical.

On April 16, “The Phantom of the Opera” will consider its last bow in New York Town after much more than 35 many years in creation. Primary to the day, it will be executed in 15 countries.

The Grand Escalier at Palais Garnier in Paris, France.

In celebration of its impressive run, Airbnb is collaborating with the Opera National de Paris to transform a single of the most exceptional chambers in the Palais Garnier opera residence, the Box of Honour, into a bedroom. This prestigious box, at the time reserved for dignitaries, will be adorned in pink and gilded gold with design factors impressed by the musical. Friends will have a bird’s eye see of the auditorium and phase from the bedroom.

“Phans will be ready to comply with in the footsteps of le Fantôme and ebook a night in the mythical underworld the place it all began – the historic Palais Garnier Opera in Paris,” Airbnb reported in its information release. “Guests will also get to ‘haunt’ the halls of the iconic constructing, which include a take a look at to the true underground lake, property of the Phantom, showcased in the popular novel.”

The Airbnb bedroom in the Box of Honour at Palais Garnier.

A total night of leisure is on the playbill. A personal ballet will be performed by the Opera de Paris Ballet dancers. There will also be an special recital performed by the artists of the Paris Opera Academy, accompanied by champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Evening meal will be served in the Foyer de la Danse, a historic rehearsal home utilized by dancers for warming up just before a demonstrate.

Gaston Leroux, writer of “Le Fantôme de l’Opéra,” the novel on which the musical is dependent, used Palais Garnier as the placing for the plot. French Emperor Napoleon III commissioned the famed opera home in Paris in the course of the Next Empire.

Gaston Leroux's novel that started it all.

The novel was motivated by situations that transpired at the location in the 19th and early 20th generations, and was initial printed as a serial in the each day newspaper Le Gaulois in the early 1900’s. The novel at some point inspired Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical, “The Phantom of the Opera.”

“My excellent-grandfather’s basic tale has encouraged so numerous people by the decades,” explained Véronique Leroux, fantastic-granddaughter of the French novelist. “This is the perfect time to honor him and welcome ‘phans’ to the well known environment of his significantly-beloved novel for a at the time-in-a-life time continue to be.”

On March 1, Airbnb will accept a single online reserving for Palais Garnier starting up at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT. The a single-night continue to be will be on July 16, 2023, and only price tag 37 euros (the number of the opera box.)