Thursday 27 March 2014
The Paris Opera and the Google Cultural Institute are announcing an ambitious partnership to promote the history and heritage of the Palais Garnier. A virtual exhibition of photographs of the Etoiles of the Opera Ballet, a virtual tour based on Street View technology and a single, ultra-high resolution image of the ceiling painted by Marc Chagall will allow web surfers to discover or rediscover...
Thursday 13 March 2014
"Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja"
Daniel Schmutzhard performs the role of Papageno in the new production of Die Zauberflöte by Robert Carsen.
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Sunday 9 March 2014
By Brigitte Lefèvre and Christophe Ghristi
Watch the whole presentation by Brigitte Lefèvre, Director of dance, and Christophe Ghristi, Director of Dramaturgy.
Thursday 6 March 2014
video
Images : Pierre Nouvelet pour La Belle télé et l'Opéra national de Paris
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Music Excerpt from Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea Performed by Angela Gheorghiu Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/ Ion Marin ©EMI Film directed by François Roussillon Executive production: FRA productions for the Opéra national de Paris With the participation of Pierre-André Weitz, décorateur After an original idea by Christophe Ghristi, Directeur de la Dramaturgie...
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Présenté par Brigitte Lefèvre
La Fille mal gardée is the oldest action ballet in the French repertoire and at the same time the first modern one. First performed just days before the French Revolution, the storyline does not involve gods or ancient heroes but recounts through pantomime the adventures of the young lovers. The production is presented in the tender and humorous version imagined by Ashton in 1960.
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Presented by Brigitte Lefèvre
Inspired by L'Abbé Prévost’s heroin, Kenneth MacMillan  reconstructs the tragic story of the sensual yet naïve creature who is victim of her own fate. The choreographer constructs his ballet on a mosaic of extracts from Massenet finding in the music all the drama, freshness and romanticism necessary for this grand fresco in dance.
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Nicolas Paul explores mirror images and doubles in a complex and profound composition. Edouard Lock draws inspiration from the language of classical dance and points technique to explore new possibilities. Whereas Pierre Rigal, creates his first choreography for the Paris Opera Ballet by drawing his dancers into an intrepid and inventive work.
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Rudolf Nureyev
When Tchaikovsky goes back to the realm of childhood, his music becomes suffused with enchantment and nostalgia as well as with nightmarish terrors. The Nutcracker brings the Company and the pupils of the Ballet School together in a veritable display of bravura.
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Pina Bausch
The Tanztheater Wuppertal returns to the stage of the Paris Opera with Two Cigarettes in the Dark, a rare and incisive piece. This piece isan example of the “dance theatre” so characteristic of Pina Bausch’s work wich raises questions about the theatre of life.
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Gluck
Simplicity, truth and naturalness: these, according to Gluck, are the eternal attributes of beauty and the ultimate goal to which he aspired.Véronique Gens takes on the unique role under the baguette of Marc Minkowski in a production by Olivier Py.
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Mozart
Of the three operas written with Da Ponte, Don Giovanni is indubitably the darkest and the most desperate. All the characters, the seducer and those around him, are possessed by breathless fury. Alain Altinoglu directs this now legendary production by the Austrian director and filmmaker Michael Haneke.
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Presented by Christophe Ghristi
Undoubtedly the most famous opera buffa in the history of music and an eternal source of delight directed by Damiano Michieletto.
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Excerpt
Roberto Alagna performs the role of Rodrigue in Le Cid by Massenet.
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Presented by Christophe Ghristi
Massenet’s love of and fascination for Corneille’s work leaps out from every page of Le Cid. Under the expert direction of Michel Plasson, an epic cast has been brought together to breathe new life into this timeless dramatization of honour and love.
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Presented by Brigitte Lefèvre
As an echo of the tricentenary celebrations of the French school, the Ballet School's performance this year allies tradition and modernity, giving pupils the opportunity to master works from the standard repertoire and to reach out to new worlds.
Tuesday 4 March 2014
presented by Brigitte Lefèvre
Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece was the source of Marius Petipa’s inspiration for the legend of the dancer-swan. Rudolph Nureyev added a psychological quality to the characters to offer a more profound dimension to this magnificent action ballet.
Tuesday 4 March 2014
The Paris Opera hosts the Swedish Royal Ballet with Juliet and Romeo by Mats Ek. The choreographer was inspired by the music of Tchaikovsky and gives a personal vision of this mythical story of love confronted by rivalry, family conflicts and the struggle for power.
Tuesday 4 March 2014
ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER
With Rain, Anne Teresa de Kersmaeker, a major figure on the choreographic scene,gives us a work of rare intensity and refined purity. On stage, music and dance sweep the performers along in a perpetual surge of movement, a dizzying and joyful race which seems to “overflow with life”.
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Gounod
Few works have been so loved and respected as this Faust… It inspired Gounod a youthful, turbulent lyricism, pleasures and unforgettable trepidation.. Piotr Beczala and Krassimira Stoyanova embody the legendary doomed lovers.
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Debussy
Thanks to Maeterlinck's characters, to his highly precise and very vague language, so cruel and so apt, Debussy was able to realise the drama of his dreams. Philippe Jordan once again conducts Robert Wilson's immaculate production.
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Humperdinck
Humperdinck, who was Wagner's assistant,  composes, after the Grimm brothers' fairy tale, a music as deep as the lakes of Germanic legends but at the same time strangely familiar,conjuring up memories of our forgotten childhood
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Tosca
Tosca remains what might be called the opera of operas, at once primitive and decadent.
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Le Cid
Interview with Roberto Alagna who will perform Rodrigue.
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Zabou Breitman
Human goodness, the virtues of tolerance, and fidelity in love are all present in this Turkish-flavoured Singspiel which enthused Europe. Zabou Breitman, stage director, evokes the work.
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Presented by Brigitte Lefèvre
Wayne McGregor has steeped himself in the work of Francis Bacon to explore the expressive potential of the dancer’s body, pushing his interpreters to new limits.This piece was conceived for a work by the composer, Mark Anthony Turnage preformed by the Ensemble Intercontemporain, in a space structured by John Pawson, and stands out as one of the major works presented this season.
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Présenté par Brigitte Lefèvre
Paquita enchanted when it was created in 1846 before disappearing from the Opera stage.In 2001, Pierre Lacotte enthusiastically revived this colourful production that takes place in picturesque 19th century Spain. Intrigue, abduction and family secrets provide pace and suspense in this exciting work combining character dances with pantomime in a display of technical virtuosity.
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Presented by Brigitte Lefèvre
John Neumeier create a new choreography for the Opera Ballet and pursues his exploration of Mahler’s work, tackling the grandiose Das Lied von der Erde. Drawing on his own poetic imagination, he evokes the fatality and nobility of the human condition, ideas which resonate throughout Mahler’s six settings .
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Jean-Guillaume Bart
For his first creation for the Paris Opera Ballet, Etoile Dancer Jean-Guillaume Bart breathes new life into a long neglected work from the repertoire. He signs a wonderfully poetic dance tale of astounding virtuosity further enhanced by Christian Lacroix’s flamboyant costumes and Eric Ruf’s evocative use of space.
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Three fundamental works from the repertoire that interact with each other, contributing to the study of the history of a technique which continues to evolve both as an intellectual discipline and as a living art form.
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
DVOŘÁK
During the twilight of his life, Dvořák threw himself unsparingly into this work of exalted lyricism. Robert Carsen directs the legend of the water spirit exiled among men in which the love of two beings from two very different worlds is stamped with the seal of impossibility.
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Strauss
"Music is a sacred art, gathering the wildest follies like cherubim around a gleaming throne!" Such is the Composer's article of faith, vehemently proclaimed at the end of the Prologue of Ariadne auf Naxos. Karita Mattila sings one of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's masterpieces.
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Le Roi Arthus
Chausson gives to the fatal love of Lancelot and Guinevere, to the despair and grandeur of Arthus, the dreamlike colours of a medieval world inherited from the Romantics and revisited by Symbolism.
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Adriana Lecouvreur
Angela Gheorghiu sings Adriana Lecouvreur, one of her most cherished heroines.
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Le Roi Arthus
Interview with Roberto Alagna who will perform Lancelot.
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Presented by Christophe Ghristi
A major verismo work, Adriana Lecouvreur evokes, within the illusory world of theatre, the noblest sentiments of the life of the great tragic actress and muse to Voltaire, performed by Angela Gheorghiu.
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Thursday 27 February 2014
Excerpt from the new production
Wednesday 26 February 2014
danse Tatiana dans Onéguine (3)
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Wednesday 26 February 2014
dances Tatiana in Onéguine
Dancers : Isabelle Ciaravola (Tatiana) and Hervé Moreau (Onéguine)(2009)
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Monday 17 February 2014
Minnie in La fanciulla del West
The Swedish soprano evokes the character of Minnie, the "Fanciulla del West".
Friday 7 February 2014
Trailer
"In those strange days, people coming from God knows where, joined forces in that far Western land". With the adventures of Minnie, who falls in love with a warm-hearted bandit, Puccini gave opera its first Western, a drama of souls stranded on the edge of the world.
Friday 7 February 2014
Pierre Rigal
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Tuesday 4 February 2014
Presented by Brigitte Lefèvre
Drawing on Prévert’s poetic screenplay for Marcel Carné’s film masterpiece, the Étoile José Martinez creates his first major ballet for the Company,Les Enfants du Paradis.Through the memories of Baptiste the mime artist, the choreographer brings to life a Paris long since disappeared and reveals the world of the theatre in which the boundaries between reality and illusion are sometimes tenuous...
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Monday 16 December 2013
www.visitepalaisgarnier.fr
The new site www.visitepalaisgarnier.fr reveals the history of this unique theatre...
Thursday 28 November 2013
The Paris Opera launches "Les Rendez-vous du mercredi", a brand new offer for spectators. In 2012, the Paris Opera sold 850000 tickets. Nearly 50% of these tickets were sold via the Opera's internet site. Today the Opera has decided to propose flash sales to all its clients, once or twice a month as part of a truly new offer: "Les Rendez-vous du mercredi". These sales, proposed on the Paris...
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Wednesday 20 November 2013
The seasons from 1980 to 1989 are now on line
Since 2011, the Paris Opera has made Mémopéra, available to the public. This database lists both opera and ballet productions. Mémopéra grows with time and the seasons 1980 to 1989 have just been added, thus representing the management periods of Bernard Lefort, Massimo Bogianckino et Jean-Louis Martinoty. It's time to get searching!
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Saturday 16 November 2013
I puritani
In 1835, when all Europe was obsessed by Romanticism, the vogue for Bellini's final masterpiece, I Puritani, a tale of impossible love and vengeance set in 17th century England swept all before it, including the composer himself. 
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Thursday 17 October 2013
pour la saison 2013-2014
Découvrez la sélection d’opéras et de ballets de la saison 2013-2014 qui seront diffusés en direct dans les cinémas UGC :
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Tuesday 15 October 2013
A moving farewell from Agnes Letestu during the last performance of La Dame aux Camélias by John Neumeier, Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Palais Garnier.
Thursday 10 October 2013
Elektra
It was Elektra that in 1906 brought together Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. With its huge orchestra and vocal writing that pushed singing technique to its limits, Elektra, a one-act tragedy of unprecedented darkness and violence, brought Post-Wagnerianism to a blazing apotheosis. 
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Tuesday 8 October 2013
One of the Paris Opera's missions is to protect its public image, nowadays used far too often for commercial reasons by third parties without any authorisation. The Opera also has to develop its intangible heritage by setting up a brand policy enabling it to communicate its values in an original manner.
Thursday 30 May 2013
Soirées Scriabine
Alors que sa voix fera escorte à Varduhi Yeritsyan lors de la première soirée consacrée à l'intégrale des sonates de Scriabine le 4 juin, le comédien Pascal Greggory ravive pour nous ses souvenirs d'enfant à l'Opéra de Paris et son rapport à la musique.
Wednesday 1 May 2013
Grand architecte
En transportant sur la scène lyrique Angelo, tyran de Padoue, Amilcare Ponchielli et Arrigo Boito n'ont pas trahi Hugo : leur Gioconda est l'un des opéras les plus flamboyants du répertoire. Pier Luigi Pizzi met en scène cet ouvrage, entre grand opéra à la française et drame verdien, qui fait se déchirer les coeurs et se briser les...
Wednesday 1 May 2013
grand architecte
En transportant sur la scène lyrique Angelo, tyran de Padoue, Amilcare Ponchielli et Arrigo Boito n'ont pas trahi Hugo : leur Gioconda est l'un des opéras les plus flamboyants du répertoire. Pier Luigi Pizzi met en scène cet ouvrage, entre grand opéra à la française et drame verdien, qui fait se déchirer les coeurs et se briser les...
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.  
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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.  
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....
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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. 
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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.  
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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.
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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.
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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
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. 
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Friday 22 February 2013
Concerts symphoniques
Philippe Jordan, Directeur musical de l'Opéra, présente les concerts symphoniques de la saison 2013-2014.
Thursday 24 January 2013
as of 15 October 2014
Nicolas Joel, Director of the Paris Opera, in close consultation with Stéphane Lissner, Director delegate, and with the approval of Aurélie Filippetti, Minister of Culture and Communication, has appointed Benjamin Millepied to succeed Brigitte Lefèvre as Director of Dance as of 15 October 2014.
Thursday 15 November 2012
Dix Mois d'Ecole et d'Opéra
Depuis la saison 2009-2010, le programme pédagogique Dix mois d’Ecole et d’Opéra a ouvert une classe musicale, Les Petits Violons, dont bénéficient des élèves de CE2 de l’école élémentaire des Poissonniers, Paris 18ème.Ce film retrace leurs premiers pas.
Sunday 29 May 2011
Dix mois d'Ecole et d'Opéra
Extraits du spectacle de Dix mois d'Ecole et d'OpéraEntretiens avec Danièle Fouache, Laurent Pejoux, Dominique Laudet (Dix mois d'école et d'opéra) A l'affiche du Palais Garnier le 26 juin 2011