This shows some of the detail of the facade of the Opera House. It's very ornate with a liberal use of gilt. I've searched but I can't find any information on the bust. At a distance I'd assumed it was a Muse but no...so I'm assuming that it was either a choreographer associated with the Opera or composer or maybe a local bigwig.
There is a full programme of musical events all year round. At the moment a production of Sans Famille is running and in March there is a "Hommage to Stephane Grapelli" which I might go to if there are tickets and in June there is a ballet, "Zorba Le Grec"