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Don Quichotte turns Bastille upside down

Don Quichotte, the last opera composed by Jules Massenet, will return to the Opéra national de Paris from 10 May to 11 June 2024, after a 20-year absence. Damiano Michieletto‘s new production of Don Quichotte at the Opéra Bastille has been through quite a few upheavals. After the defection of Ildar Abdrazakov and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, […]

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Return of an infanticide at the Opéra national de Paris

A masterpiece of lyric tragedy, Marc-Antoine Charpentier‘s Médée is back on the bill of the Académie royale de Musique (former name of the Opéra national de Paris) after centuries of absence. Created in 1693 and then forgotten until the 1980s, this opéra is returning to the Académie for the first time, and will be performed […]

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Thomas Hengelbrock even more Parisian

As he prepares to conduct the revival of Verdi‘s Simon Boccanegra (at the Opéra national de Paris from 12 March to 3 April 2024, directed by Calixto Bieito) with the exceptional Ludovic Tézier, eagerly awaited in the title role, conductor Thomas Hengelbrock has been appointed Music Director of the Orchestre de chambre de Paris. The […]

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Adrienne Lecouvreur, more celebrated than ever in Paris

The great tragedienne Adrienne Lecouvreur inspired an opera, Adriana Lecouvreur, Cilea‘s masterpiece, which is set to delight the Parisian stage. While the actress will be played by Anna Netrebko and Anna Pirozzi in alternation from 16 January to 7 February 2024 at the Opéra national de Paris, a concert version is performed at the Théâtre […]

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Bob Wilson’s three Turandots

From 6 to 29 November 2023, the Opéra Bastille once again welcomes the aesthetic universe of Bob Wilson with his production of Puccini’s Turandot. For the occasion, two sopranos were to alternate on stage. While Tamara Wilson will make her Paris Opéra debut before playing Beatrice di Tenda in Bellini’s opera on the same stage […]

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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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December’s Nutcracker vs January’s Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker is a must-see for the festive season. In 2023-2024, the family show combining excellence and entertainment is on the bill of major companies such as the Opéra national de Paris and the Royal Opera House in London. A quick look at ticket sales reveals that December is still the most opportune time of […]

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The final before the final!

In anticipation of the grand final to be held on Friday 23 February 2024 at the Opéra national de Paris, the Voix des Outre-Mer competition is awaiting its audience for the very first Ile-de-France final on 3 July 2023. The young artists of tomorrow can be discovered at the Ile-de-France Region’s premises in Saint-Ouen.   […]

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Bryn Terfel, Hispanic-French-Hungarian-Welsh

As it sometimes does for dance companies, the Opéra national de Paris is preparing to host Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu on 10 June 2023. Josep Pons, music director of the Liceu orchestra, will conduct a concert version of Béla Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle. After his Barone Scarpia in Tosca in 2022, the famous Welsh baritone […]

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Anna Pirozzi da Parigi

While Parisian music lovers were eagerly awaiting her stage debut, Anna Pirozzi fulfilled expectations in La forza del destino at the Opéra national de Paris by replacing Miss Netrebko at short notice. And now, from 21 January to 17 February 2023, audiences at the Opéra Bastille will be able to see her in Leonora in […]