Less Dudamel, more Adès

One of the highlights of the 2022-2023 dance season at the Opéra national de Paris, The Dante Project by British choreographer Wayne McGregor enters the Paris Opera Ballet repertory on 3 May 2023 (until 31) at the Palais Garnier. Premiered in London in October 2021, the ballet is based on Dante’s Divine Comedy and features an orchestral score by Thomas Adès. The four dates when Gustavo Dudamel was announced as conductor are now split between young conductor Courtney Lewis and Thomas Adès, who conducts his own score. The composer will be back next season with the French premiere of his opera The Exterminating Angel (at the Opéra Bastille from 29 February to 23 March 2024), this time conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, current Music Director of the Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris.


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Wayne McGregor (c) Pal Hansen