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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, […]

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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 […]

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Old Spain at Comique

A genre that is too little known in the world between comic opera and singspiel, zarzuela is full of masterpieces with sources that date back to the Baroque era. Quite naturally, the Salle Favart, the temple of comic opera, will host the production of Coronis composed by Sebastián Durón around 1705 from 14 to 17 […]

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Sabine Devieilhe in the news several times

While some performances of Lakmé at the Opéra Comique in September and October 2022 are already almost sold out, soprano Sabine Devieilhe is making headlines. She is scheduled to appear in Handel’s Alcina at the Palais Garnier from 28 November to 17 December 2021 as Morgana for the first time. She will then fly to […]

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Habemus directoribus:

Just arriving at the  Philharmonie de Paris as Principal manager (since 1 November 2021), Olivier Mantei will not leave his previous position as director of the Opéra Comique  unoccupied for long. On 21 October, “on the proposal of Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, the President of the Republic decided to appoint Louis Langrée as director […]

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From Verona, finally in Paris!

The most Italian of French operas, Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, has not been performed at the  Opéra national de Paris  since 1985 (sic). From 13 to 21 December 2021, the  Opéra Comique  will once again perform the great masterpiece with an ideal cast (Julie Fuchs, Jean-François Borras, Adèle Charvet, Philippe-Nicolas Martin, Jérôme Boutillier with Laurent […]

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Against all odds, Hippolyte et Aricie on stage

It was to be one of the highlights of the season, the new production of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie by Jeanne Candel was expected at the Opéra Comique from November 11th. All is not lost because, thanks to everyone’s efforts, opera lovers will have the chance to attend the unique livestream performance on ARTE Concert […]

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Opéra Comique: New dates, new schedules

The curfew imposed to fight against the pandemic in Paris will not prevent the show from continuing. The major event of the season will be held at the Opéra Comique. The new production of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie (in the expected production by Jeanne Candel) initially scheduled from 12 to 22 November 2020 is maintained […]

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Opéra Comique 2021, a dream season

Last Sunday, the 2021 season of the Opéra Comique was officially unveiled with the announcement of seven most enticing opera productions. As usual, contemporary creation is schedules with baroque operas and works from the repertoire of the 300-year-old institution. We will therefore discover Les Eclairs by contemporary composer Philippe Hersant (conducted by Ariane Matiakh and […]

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The Bourgeois are back to the Paris’ Salle Favart

First scheduled last June and postponed, Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, the comédie ballet by Molière and Lully will be performed at the Opéra Comique in September 2020. From September 28 to October 8, 2020, Marc Minkowski (alternating with Thibault Noally) conducts the Lully part with Les Musiciens du Louvre and Jérôme Deschamps directs the Molière part. […]