Tuesday 26 February 2013
La Traviata

After Dumas fils, it was Verdi’s turn to immortalize the Dame aux camélias in a cruel and sublime masterpiece, one of the repertoire’s most gripping. Benoît Jacquot directs Diana Damrau in this opera of love and sacrifice.

 

Tuesday 26 February 2013
produced by Benoît Jacquot
À l'occasion du lancement de la saison 2013-2014, le réalisateur Benoît Jacquot, metteur en scène de Werther et de la Traviata, nous livre son regard sur l'Opéra de Paris.
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Tuesday 26 February 2013
Jules Massenet
Werther is a long requiem, a "lacrimosa dies illa", a day full of tears and, without doubt, the most personal of all Massenet's works. Roberto Alagna and Karine Deshayes portray the two unhappy lovers in the now legendary production of Benoît Jacquot, conducted by Michel Plasson.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Die Zauberflöte
Mozart’s last opera shows us pain and comfort, day triumphing over night and the path we must follow to be worthy of humanity.
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Tuesday 26 February 2013
Vincenzo Bellini
When adapting the legend of the doomed lovers to opera, librettist Romani gave it a still gloomier mood: the quarrel between the two families becomes an implacable and bloody feud. Karine Deshayes and Ekaterina Siurina lend their voices to Romeo and Juliette to complement Bellini’s intensely dramatic music. 
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Giacomo Puccini
In Paris, a young man and a young woman meet, fall in love, are separated by life and then reunited again before the ultimate separation. Each phrase of La Bohème touches us for ever.  
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Tuesday 26 February 2013
Rudolf Nureyev
The “Ballet of ballets,” Sleeping Beauty remains one of the jewels in the heritage of dance. Virtuosity together with sumptuous sets and costumes recreate the splendour of one of the most brilliant masterpieces in the classical repertoire.  
Tuesday 26 February 2013
John Cranko
Based on Alexander Pushkin’s verse novel, John Cranko streamlines the storyline and centres the action on the feelings of its four principal characters. Thwarted loves, duels and regrets punctuate this finely-chiselled ballet infused with the drama of the irreversible march of time.
 
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Elektra
C’est autour d’Elektra que se rencontrèrent en 1906 Richard Strauss et Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Orchestre gigantesque, voix poussées dans leurs derniers retranchements, le post-wagnérisme flambe une dernière fois dans cette tragédie en un acte d’une violence et d’une noirceur inouïes.  
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Leoš Janácek
Janácekek's music electrifies the desire for eternity, the lust for power and the terror of death that traverse the world of Emilia Marty. Ricarda Merbeth plays the role of this enigmatic and maleficent singer.  
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Georg Friedrich Haendel
Handel's treatment of the sorceress who transforms men into beast, rock or tree, is a humane and moving portrait of suffering womanhood. Robert Carsen's production finely exploits this web of hidden desires.  
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Gioacchino Rossini
The beautiful Isabella sails off to Algiers in search of her lover Lindoro, held prisoner by the tyrant Mustafa. However, the ship runs aground and the adventure begins... An opera buffa infused with madness as only Rossini knows how: the sudden malfunction of the machine he himself has created. 
Tuesday 26 February 2013
La Traviata
After Dumas fils, it was Verdi’s turn to immortalize the Dame aux camélias in a cruel and sublime masterpiece, one of the repertoire’s most gripping. Benoît Jacquot directs Diana Damrau in this opera of love and sacrifice. 
Tuesday 26 February 2013
John Neumeier
Inspired by the music of Chopin, John Neumeier adapts the famous novel by Alexandre Dumas fils. Rarely has a choreographer had a more human vision of his characters.  
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Angelin Preljocaj
Le Parc follows its course through the codes of seduction, from initial encounters through to total self-surrender. To music by Mozart, Angelin Preljocaj questions the relationship with the other, and subtly blends the classical with the modern. 
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Mademoiselle Julie joins the repertoire along with Fall River Legend. Two striking pieces, each representative of post-war contemporary dance. 
Tuesday 26 February 2013
L'Atelier Lyrique
Christian Schirm presents the 2013-2014 season of the " Atelier lyrique " at the Paris Opera.
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Tuesday 26 February 2013
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Is there any virtue more admirable than mercy? In La Clemenza di Tito, pity, like passion, is subjected to the imperious laws of beauty. Mozart's return to opera seria was also the testament of an aesthete and a humanist.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Giacomo Puccini
A terrible portrait of a woman and a tale of humiliation which leads to death. There is little action, just the slow poetry of the soul. Svetla Vassileva plays the distraught young woman in the refined aesthetic of Bob Wilson’s production.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Tristan und Isolde
Under Philippe Jordan’s baton, this already classic production of Tristan & Isolde brings together producer Peter Sellars and video director Bill Viola. On stage the latter has conceived a world of parallel images: a world beyond life.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
L'incoronazione di Poppea
Neither Fortune nor Virtue can vie with Love who, with a mere wave of the hand, can change the world: such is the message conveyed by Monteverdi’s exquisitely enrapturing music. A poet of space and movement, director Robert Wilson writes a new chapter in his history with the Paris Opera.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
United in their quest for beauty, three contemporary choreographers bring the stage alive to enhance the aesthetic of their dance.  
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Presentation by Brigitte Lefèvre
The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet presents Lost Illusions, a creation by Alexei Ratmansky, based on the novel by Balzac. The choreographer’s neoclassical language stands out in a great narrative ballet with a French flavour. This is a grand story of thwarted love, ambition and disillusionment in which the dancers reveal their talents and the choreographer, another facet of his work....
Friday 22 February 2013
Concerts symphoniques
Philippe Jordan, Directeur musical de l'Opéra, présente les concerts symphoniques de la saison 2013-2014.
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Vendredi 1er mars à l'Amphithéâtre Bastille
Entretien avec Adrian Eröd, qui interprète Notturno d'Othmar Schoeck - accompagné par le Quatuor Aron - vendredi 1er mars à l'Amphithéâtre Bastille.
Caspar David Friedrich - Der Mönch am Meer
Tuesday 19 February 2013
Notes sur le programme
Le programme de ce concert - donné vendredi 1er mars à l'Amphithéâtre Bastille - ouvre sur des paysages musicaux inexplorés : Hugo Wolf, plus souvent connu du mélomane pour la subtilité et l’amertume de ses lieder, dessine ici, au quatuor, une Italie lumineuse et dansante. Le lyrisme paradoxal de Zemlinsky – étroite...
Tuesday 12 February 2013
Notturno
Le programme du concert donné vendredi 1er mars à l'Amphithéâtre Bastille - ouvre sur des paysages musicaux inexplorés : Hugo Wolf, plus souvent connu du mélomane pour la subtilité et l’amertume de ses lieder, dessine ici, au quatuor, une Italie lumineuse et dansante. Le lyrisme paradoxal de Zemlinsky – étroite...
Tuesday 5 February 2013
Récital à l'Amphithéâtre Bastille
Ces dernières saisons, la soprano Ricarda Merbeth – qui fit ses armes à Bayreuth auprès de Wolfgang Wagner – nous a fait vivre quelques moments inoubliables sur la scène de Bastille : en Marietta dans La Ville morte de Korngold, en Sieglinde dans La Walkyrie ou encore dans le rôle-titre d’Ariane à Naxos...