|The scene in the early years of the 20th century...|
|... and in 2012!|
From the 1920s onwards, the theatre struggled and a large-scale accident was narrowly averted on one occasion when some bulky scenery collapsed onto the stage when setting up for performances of the Franz Lehár operetta “The Land of Smiles” (“Das Land des Lächelns”). In 1967, the curtain came down on the final shows to be put on at L’Alcazar: the Léo Delibes opera “Lakmé” and Robert Planquette’s light opera “Les Cloches de Corneville”.
Although the name continues to lives on, with the neighbouring bar trading to this day as “L'Alcazar”, the venue itself was turned into a cinema, L’Éden. It was later transformed once again into a dancehall, Le Rétro. The building’s current (since 2010) residential incarnation can be attributed to the real estate promoter Norbert Fradin.
- Find it: 13 Place Stalingrad, Bordeaux