Opera is located close to the heart of Paris in 2e along Place de l'Opera, rue Scribe and avenue de l'Opera. It stands to serve metro lines 3, 7 and 8. It also houses the RER line E and is in fare zone 1.
The station is named after the nearby Opera Garnier that was built by famed architect Charles Garnier. Opera Garnier is the place where the famous love story Phantom of the Opera takes place.
Opera also serves blvd Haussmann where Galeries Lafayette and the Musee Jacquemart-Andre reside.