After 350 Years, Paris Still Defines Opera

    The Opéra National de Paris has begun to celebrate its 350th anniversary. While Meyerbeer’s “Les Huguenots,” which opened on Friday and runs through Oct. 24, has not been performed by the Opera since 1936, it was quite possibly the most popular music drama of the 19th century. Blazing worldwide after opening here in 1836, it was the first title to be put on by this company 1,000 times.

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