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Thunder at the Opéra National de Paris

After several months of discussions between the danseur étoile François Alu and the Opera National de Paris about his professional aspirations and his career as an artist, the departure of the danseur étoile has been announced. In full agreement with the Opera National de Paris management, François Alu will soon be leaving the Ballet de […]

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Karine Deshayes is 25 years old

In turn Queen of England, Adalgisa and Norma, Cherubino, Contessa Rosina Almaviva and Cenerentola, the exceptional Karine Deshayes celebrates her 25 years of career during an exceptional concert at the Opéra Comique as part of a new Instant Lyrique. On 27 November 2022, all her friends will be gathered around her (Natalie Dessay, Delphine Haidan, […]

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Christian brings Daniil and Xavier

Under the leadership of its conductor Cristian Măcelaru, the Orchestre National de France is going on a European tour from 26 November to 8 December 2022 with works by Ravel, Scriabin, Glière, Saint-Saëns and Franck. Two great artists have been invited to join them. First, Daniil Trifonov will perform Scriabin‘s Piano Concerto, and then Xavier […]

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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 […]

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Two Annas for La Forza

The big event of the Paris season arrives at the Opéra Bastille. From 12 to 30 December 2022, the Opéra national de Paris will revive Jean-Claude Auvray’s elegant production of Verdi‘s La forza del destino to serve as the backdrop for a luxurious cast. Two Annas share the role of Donna Leonora, Anna Netrebko, who […]

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The inconnu of the PBZ 

The Palazzetto Bru Zane, which gives back to France a large part of its culture by exhuming the great forgotten works of the opera repertoire, knows how to keep things light. Based on a text by Sacha Guitry, Reynaldo Hahn’s O mon bel inconnu is the new production on the bill at the Opéra de […]

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Back on stage !

After announcing her retirement from opera stage, superstar soprano Renée Fleming is back! This grand return will take place at the Metropolitan Opera in New York on 10 December 2022 where the diva, alongside Kelli O’Hara and Joyce DiDonato, will perform the role of Clarissa Vaughan in Kevin Puts’ The Hours, a world premiere. Yannick […]

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András Schiff’s Bachs in Paris at last

Many tours have been disrupted by the pandemic, forcing organizers to do some gymnastics with their schedule. The famous Hungarian pianist Sir András Schiff resumes his tour with the Cappella Andrea Barca, which he has chosen personally. After the complete Mozart piano concertos, it is now the turn of the Bach concertos BWV 1052, 1053, […]

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A new hat for Alain Altinoglu

The Colmar International Festival is undergoing a revolution. Directed for more than thirty years by the Russian conductor Vladimir Spivakov, the Alsatian institution has just named its new artistic director. From conductor to artistic director, Alain Altinoglu is wearing a new hat. The artist in place at the Monnaie de Bruxelles and the Hr-Sinfonieorchester will […]