Opéra National de Lyon

Best Opera Company of the Year 2017

Opera National de Lyon (FR) A Project of O | KBFUS Funds

The Opéra National de Lyon is a non profit association created in 1983.

It was the second opera house in France to be labeled "Opéra National", after the Opéra National de Paris, in 1986. In May 2017, the International Opera Awards rewarded the Opéra de Lyon for "Best Opera Company". Its missions are to produce, create and distribute operas, ballets and concerts.

Combinations of the classic repertoire, discoveries and new commissions have become the signature of the Opera de Lyon's work. Excellence and openness - these are the two complementary focuses of this opera house, which looks forward to share what it is doing with as many people as possible.


L'enlèvement au Sérail, Mozart. Director : Wajdi Mouawad. ©Stofleth

L'enlèvement au Sérail, MOZART. Director : Wajdi Mouawad. ©Stofleth

One of a kind, JIRI KYLIAN. ©Jean-Pierre-Maurin

Une nuit à Venise, STRAUSS. Director : Peter Langdal. ©Stofleth

Carmen, BIZET. Director : Olivier Py. ©Stofleth

Grand Foyer de l'Opéra national de Lyon, ©Stofleth

Les Muses de l'Opéra national de Lyon, ©Blandine Soulage Rocca

How to be part of our projects ?

U.S.-based donors can support our activities in a tax-efficient way through a contribution to the American Friends of Opera de Lyon at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS)

- Gifts by check: Address your check to KBFUS, write "American Friends of Opera de Lyon" in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.

- Gifts by credit card: https://kbfus.networkforgood.com/projects/33478-o-kbfus-funds-opera-national-de-lyon-fr

- Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Contact KBFUS via email at info@kbfus.org or phone (212) 713-7660