Already a winner at the Concours Voix Nouvelles!

While the competition is in full swing at the Concours Voix Nouvelles, which has revealed Natalie Dessay, Stéphane Degout, Karine Deshayes, Anne Catherine Gillet, Eva Zaicik, etc., one candidate has already made a name for herself by winning first prize in another competition. Lauranne Oliva, a 23-year-old French soprano, has just won first prize and […]


The Opéra Comique breaks the waves

Lars Von Trier’s movie made a lasting impression on the Cannes Film Festival in 1996 and then on audiences around the world. Breaking the Waves has since become an opera with music by Missy Mazzoli and a libretto by Royce Vavrek. Premiered in September 2016 at Opera Philadelphia, the production received the 2017 International Opera […]


The new face of Carmen

Joyce DiDonato was due to take on the role of Carmen in Strasbourg, but will not be taking part in the production. Elena Maximova is replacing her. Other Carmens are expected in France in the near future, such as Marie-Nicole Lemieux at the Chorégies d’Orange or, closer, the flamboyant Gaëlle Arquez, who will be on […]


Carmen goes into other hands

While Maestro Long Yu was expected with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at the Opéra Comique from 24 April to 4 May 2023 to conduct Bizet’s Carmen (in the hall where the opera was first performed), the Covid, still too virulent in China, prevented them from coming to Paris. Love being a rebellious and fickle bird, […]

Paris finally gets the moon!

The production of Jacques Offenbach‘s Le Voyage dans la lune by Laurent Pelly is finally coming to the Opéra Comique, with performances from 24 January to 3 February 2023. After the huge success of Lakmé, the director returns to the Salle Favart with the multi-talented Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique led by Franck Leguérinel who […]


Véronique Gens’ Human Voice

After her huge success in Gluck’s Armide at the Opéra Comique, Véronique Gens returns to a more modern tragedy in concert and on record. In January 2023, the Orchestre National de Lille, conducted by Alexandre Bloch, will support the superb soprano in Francis Poulenc’s La Voix humaine, on Wednesday 25 January at the Nouveau Siècle […]


Horrors at the Opéra Comique

The Opéra Comique, the Parisian venue with the most original programme in the French capital, is innovating once again by presenting Little Shop of Horrors (La Petite Boutique des horreurs). Alan Menken and Howard Ashman‘s hit musical, which will be on show for the holidays from 10 to 25 December 2022, once again brings together […]


Multiple but same Carmen at Paris Operas !

As Bizet’s Carmen, the most performed French opera in the world, returns to the Opéra Bastille from 15 November to 3 December 2022 (then from 28 January to 25 February 2023) in Calixto Bieito‘s production, the bill holds a surprise. Alongside Michael Spyres’ Don José, Carmencita is perfomed by Gaëlle Arquez, who will then be […]


Street singers for a super Comique

Budding Parisian soloists who are used to singing in the shower are invited to get out of their bathroom to show off their vocal organs. In partnership with the BETC communication agency and JCDecaux, on Thursday 27 October from 10am to 7pm, the Opéra Comique is organising “It’s show(er) time”, a happening where everyone is […]


The Gluck Renaissance, already back!

A real craze or a coincidence of the calendar, it seems that Gluck’s operas are arousing new interest in Paris. After Jakub Józef Orliński‘s magnificent Orfeo (at the TCE), and Julien Chauvin‘s surprising and successful exhumation of Iphigénie en Aulide (at Soissons and at the TCE), there are two titles soon to be performed that […]