At the Opera, the off evenings of the CAC 40
The meetings of the Arop, which promotes the Opéra national de Paris, are a haunt of big bosses. Where, between two acts, deals are sealed.
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It's 7:15 p.m., it's raining, and the bosses of the CAC 40 are dropped off by their driver in front of the steps of the Opéra Bastille. For them, who usually don't come home before 9 p.m., it's almost as if they've taken their afternoon off. No question of being late, the appointment was noted several months ago in the diaries. On this autumn evening, we play La Traviata.
7:25 p.m. Everyone wins their place in the floor, one program – per couple – in hand. In the room, we spy on each other, we greet each other, we observe who is there… Then we take a look at row 15, the most prestigious of all, because it allows you to stretch your legs. The management of the Opera placed ministers, great visiting artists and political figures there.
7:30 p.m. Everyone turn off their cell phones, m