2007 – Paris National Opera in time with Vacheron Constantin
13 March 2007, Paris: Mr Gérard Mortier, Director of the Paris National Opera, Mr Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin, and Mr Jean-Yves Di Martino, Vacheron Constantin’s Director France, signed an agreement in which Vacheron Constantin became a patron of the Paris National Opera for the entire 2007/2008 season. Among the 31 lyrical and choreographic productions to be presented at the Opéra Garnier and the Opéra Bastille, Vacheron Constantin will be specifically supporting Puccini’s Tosca, with 16 performances to be given between 24 October and 20 November 2007 at the Opéra Bastille.
This agreement with the Paris National Opera is another indication of Vacheron Constantin’s commitment to culture, the arts and discovery. Culture and the arts because Vacheron Constantin is a company which through its creations, has an artistic vocation. Those familiar with its history know how strongly its founders enjoyed sharing their culture throughout the world, while spreading their watchmaking savoir-faire, so closely linked to the métiers d’art still passionately fostered at Vacheron Constantin. Discovery because this is an integral part of the manufacture’s philosophy. If it did not constantly review its technical, aesthetic and cultural capabilities, Vacheron Constantin would certainly not be in a position to look back over a rich history of more than 250 years of accumulated horological expertise. It is in this spirit of “discovery” that Vacheron Constantin has already patronised such new talents as the young Spanish conductor Inma Shara, one of the most talented women of her generation, who last October conducted a concert organised by Vacheron Constantin in Madrid in aid of Alzheimer’s and in the presence of Queen Sophie.
- Gérard Mortier and Juan-Carlos Torres signing the agreement- From the left to the right: Jean-Yves Di Martino, Gérard Mortier and Juan-Carlos Torres