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The Paris Opera is the primary opera company of France.
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It was founded in 1669 by Louis XIV and later officially renamed as the Académie Royale de Musique. Classical ballet as we know it today arose within the Paris Opera. Currently called the Opéra National de Paris, it mainly produces operas at its modern 2700-seat theatre, Opéra Bastille, which opened in 1989.
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