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25 October, an ordinary day for M&O

Today, 25 October 2023 is World Opera Day. It’s a special day for the opera world and for Music & Opera, even if, happily, it’s Opera Day for all music lovers!   Find all the operas of the 2023/2024 season    

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The first edition of Les Éloges

On Monday 16 October 2023, the grand foyer of the Théâtre du Châtelet hosted the first awards ceremony for the cultural media L’éloge. Co-created by Constance Arnoult and Anaëlle Malka, the Instagram account has more than 25,000 followers and shares tips, recommendations, interviews, reports, etc. to democratise culture and make it accessible to all. Based […]

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Thomas Jolly returns to Shakespeare and to Comique !

A highlight of the 2020 season, audiences at the Opéra Comique will finally be able to attend the French premiere of Pascal Dusapin‘s new opera. Performed at the Salle Favart in Paris from 6 to 12 November 2023, the production of Macbeth Underworld has been premiered at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels […]

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The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées loses its bird-catcher

Opening on 14 November 2023, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées is preparing to welcome one of the flagship productions of its season, Mozart‘s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), directed by Cédric Klapisch (the well-known film director) and conducted by the great François-Xavier Roth. The prestigious cast (Regula Mühlemann, Cyrille Dubois, Jean Teitgen, Marc Mauillon, etc.) has […]

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Pretty Yende joins Maria Callas

Although her name does not yet appear officially on the Opéra national de Paris website, Pretty Yende will be on stage at the Palais Garnier for the special gala tribute to Maria Callas on 2 December 2023, the hundredth anniversary of her birth. From a stage to the other, from 30 November to 27 December […]

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French Baroque in style in Berlin

From 17 to 26 November 2023, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin will be hosting the Barocktage 2023, where the French presence will be in evidence everywhere. Of the three major productions on the bill, two are from the French repertoire: Charpentier’s Médée (performed by Magdalena Kožená in Peter Sellars‘ staging conducted by Simon […]

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Véronique Gens international superstar

Having just enchanted her fans in Lecocq’s La fille de Madame Angot at the Opéra Comique, Véronique Gens has just been recognised by the British magazine Gramophone as Artist of the Year. She received her award at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2023, which also honoured the CD ‘Rivales’ recorded with Sandrine Piau and Julien […]

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Wagner at the end and beginning of a cycle

From 9 November to 3 December 2023, the Zurich opera house will be staging Götterdämmerung, Twilight of the Gods, the final part of Wagner‘s famous Nibelungen Ring tetralogy. Other performances of the complete cycle are scheduled at the Opernhaus in May 2024, but another Ring event has been announced for Berlin during the Festtage at […]

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Cleopatra’s first name is Cecilia

Having sung the role on stage many times, the extraordinary Cecilia Bartoli is back on tour in the guise of the Egyptian queen Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Handel‘s masterpiece. The Orchestre Les Musiciens du Prince – Monaco conducted by the loyal Gianluca Capuano is at the helm, with a cast chosen to surround […]

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Così fan tutte transgenerational at the Châtelet

Dmitri Tcherniakov‘s production opened the debates this summer at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. By offering the roles to singers in their fifties, the director proposed a radical version of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. From 2 to 22 February 2024, audiences at the Théâtre du Châtelet will be able to discover his work, with a special treat […]