En vidéo / Dans la loge d'Otello
avec Aleksandrs Antonenko
From 14th June to 16th July, Aleksandrs Antonenko lends his voice to Verdi's Otello, alongside Renée Fleming's Desdemona. He discusses the high points of the production and explains why this is one the greatest roles any tenor can dream of performing.
En vidéo / Lumières
Dix mois d'Ecole et d'Opéra au Palais Garnier
Pour fêter ses vingt ans, Dix mois d’Ecole et d’Opéra relève un nouveau défi de taille : une centaine d'élèves, entourés de façon tout à fait exceptionnelle de cinquante professeurs du Choeur des 20 ans, présente ce spectacle inspiré de la légende d'Orphée et du mythe de la caverne, le 26 juin sur la scène du Palais Garnier.
Prix de la critique
for Hommage à Régine Crespin
The book Hommage à Régine Crespin recently won the “prix de la critique” for the best book on music. This work by André Tubeuf, Hubert Nyssen and Christophe Ghristi was co-published by Actes Sud and the Paris Opera on the occasion of the exhibition devoted to the late singer. You can find it in bookstores or in our online store.
The Paris Opera in 2010
Download the brochure
2010 was an exceptional year for the Paris Opera with a record audience of 800.000, a record number of subscribers and a sponsorship record with a 35% increase on 2009...
But in 2010 the Paris Opera was also the planet's second-most visited opera website, the introduction of e-ticketing, an IPhone app downloaded more than 30.000 times in 2 months, a major presence on Facebook and social networks...
The Paris Opera in 2010 was also more than 20.000 schoolchildren attending performances, encounters between performers and more than 1.500 students, and playing host for 10 months to more than a thousand pupils from nursery to high schools situated in priority education zones.
And as ever the Paris Opera preciously preserves its sets and costumes workshops with their traditional crafts, handing down art and tradition over the centuries.
It is this incredible mosaic of talents in service of music, opera and dance that we invite you to discover by downloading the Paris Opera in 2010 brochure. In it you will find a summary of the opera and ballet productions given in 2010 and details on the many and diverse professions at the Opera who work together to ensure the curtain goes up 350 times a year.
Conférence sur Rudolf Noureev
L'artiste et la liberté
À l'occasion des cinquante ans de son passage à l'ouest, l'Opéra organise cette table ronde sur Rudolf Noureev et la dissidence jeudi 16 juin à 17h30, au Palais Garnier (Salon Florence Gould). Une rencontre animée par Brigitte Lefèvre (Directrice de la Danse de l'Opéra national de Paris) et Christophe Ghristi (Directeur de la Dramaturgie de l'Opéra national de Paris), avec la participation de Pierre Lacotte (chorégraphe, spécialiste de la reconstruction des ballets de répertoire du XIXe siècle), André Larquié (Président du Cercle des Amis de Rudolf Noureev) et Ariane Dollfus (journaliste, écrivain). Places à retirer au guichet, sur place, au Palais Garnier.
Video / Rehearsing with McGregor
World premiere of the Anatomy of sensation
Leading up to the first night of The Anatomy of Sensation, created for the Paris Opera Ballet and performed at Bastille from 29 June to 15 July, choreographer Wayne McGregor invites us to an astonishing public rehearsal, in company with Josua Hoffalt (Premier Danseur) and Alice Renavand (Sujet).
On video / Götterdämmerung
Lecture by Philippe Jordan and Christophe Ghristi
Philippe Jordan (Musical Director) and Christophe Ghristi (Director of Dramaturgy) introduce us to the final chapter of Wagner’s Ring cycle, playing at the Opera Bastille from June 3 to June 30 2011.
Les Enfants du Paradis at the cinema
July 9 at 7:30 PM
As part of the season of ballets being shown in cinemas in partnership with CielEcran, José Martinez’s Enfants du Paradis will be screened in theatres on July 9, 2011 at 7:30pm. Tickets may be purchased at the relevant cinema or at FNAC.
Liste des salles diffusant le spectacle en direct en France et en Suisse
La petite Danseuse
comes to DVD
Discover the DVD of this emblematic work from the Paris Opera Ballet's repertoire set to dance by Patrice Bart. This special DVD-Book invites us back in time to the 19th century plunging us into the universe of Edgar Degas' famous Petite Danseuse. Freed from her glass prison, the famous statuette is brought to life by Paris Opera choreographer and ballet-master Patrice Bart. This moving work was inspired by research carried out by Martine Kahane and staged at the initiative of Director of Dance, Brigitte Lefèvre. Available as of now in our online boutique (free postage and packing) and in the Paris Opera boutiques as of June 22nd at the price of 29.90€.
Inspired by the true story of Marie Van Goethem, who served as a model for the sculptor, the ballet plunges into the Paris Opera's past to recreate the sad destiny of one of its ballerinas and evoke the fragrance of an era. From the rehearsal rooms to the artist's studio, from the dissipated atmosphere of the cabaret to the prison, the sets reveal the wings of the Palais Garnier and late-19th century popular Paris..
Video / Mark-Anthony Turnage
World premiere of The Anatomy of Sensation
Blood On the Floor, by British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage owes its name to a painting by Francis Bacon. From June 29th to July 15th at the Opéra Bastille Wayne McGregor creates The Anatomy of Sensation for the Paris Opera Ballet to the passionate rhythms of this surprising suite of jazzy pieces performed by the Ensemble intercontemporain. Interview with the composer.
Tragic Heroines of the Opera (1875-1939)
from June 7th to September 25th at the Palais Garnier
Opera is enriched by its divas. All-powerful goddesses, objects of every fantasy, they are also slaves sacrificed to their art, to composers and to their public. This exhibition recalls, through photographs, objects, jewellery, costume sketches and rare documents, some of the great figures linked to the Palais Garnier: among others, Rose Caron (who gave first performances of Reyer’s works as well as the roles of Sieglinde in Die Walküre and Desdemona in Otello), Gabrielle Krauss (first performer of Gounod’s last works), Sybil Sanderson (Massenet’s muse for Thaïs), and Lucienne Bréval, the very model of the noble singer, who would reign there for thirty years, Aino Ackté, Emma Calvé and Mary Garden with her scandalous Salomé.