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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Thursday 6 March 2014
video
Images : Pierre Nouvelet pour La Belle télé et l'Opéra national de Paris
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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.
Tuesday 28 January 2014
Alcina
Extrait d'Alcina de Haendel dans la mise en scène de Robert Carsen. Myrtò Papatanasiu interprète la magicienne.
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Tuesday 28 January 2014
Sandrine Piau
Sandrine Piau interprète "Tornami a vagheggiar" dans Alcina de Haendel, dans la mise en scène de Robert Carsen, à l'affiche du Palais Garnier du 25 janvier au 12 février 2014.
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Tuesday 28 January 2014
Karine Deshayes (Charlotte) performs the famous "Letters aria" (excerpt) from the opera Werther.
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Friday 3 January 2014
Werther
Interview with Roberto Alagna who will perform the role of Werther.
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Friday 20 December 2013
de l’Opéra national de Paris
On the proposal of Brigitte Lefèvre, Director of Danse, and Nicolas Joel, Director of the Paris Opera, named Alice Renavand, "Danseuse Étoile de l’Opéra national de Paris", following her performance in Le Parc (Angelin Preljocaj) where she performed the main feminin role for the first time with Stéphane Bullion, Danseur Etoile, on the stage of the Palais Garnier, on Friday 20 December 2013.
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Thursday 12 December 2013
The costumes
Discover the costumes dreamt up by Laurent Pelly for Bellini's I Puritani. Made out of felt, the period costumes are adapted and stylised to reflect the "severe and austere, historical yet unreal universe" the stage director wished to create. "I worked along totally purified period lines, with materials that are in no way unrealistic. [...] It is as if we see the world through the eyes of Elvira'...
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Thursday 12 December 2013
Angelin Preljocaj
Discover a new extract of Le Parc, performed at the Palais Garnier from 7 to 31 december.
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Wednesday 11 December 2013
Werther
Interview with avec Michel Plasson (2010) who will conduct Werther by Massenet from 19 January ti 12 February 2014.
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Tuesday 10 December 2013
Werther
Interview with Benoît Jacquot (2010), stage director of Werther by Massenet.
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Friday 6 December 2013
"Quando la tromba squilla"
Discover a excerpt from I puritani,performed at the Opéra Bastille from 25 November to 19 December 2013.
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Tuesday 3 December 2013
Rudolf Nureyev
LA BELLE AU BOIS DORMANT ( The Sleeping Beauty)  Rudolf Nureyev Discover an excerpt from the " Ballet of ballets”, performed at the Opéra Bastille from 4 December 2013 to 4 January 2014.Dancer : Ludmila Pagliero
Monday 2 December 2013
Vincenzo Bellini
Discover the famous duet between Elvira and'Arturo "Vieni fra queste braccia" ("Come, come to these arms,")Performed at the Opéra Bastille from 23 November to 19 December
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Friday 29 November 2013
Bellini
Discover an excerpt from I puritani by Bellini, performed at the Opéra Bastille from 25 November to 19 December. Stage direction by Laurent Pelly
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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 14 November 2013
Angelin Preljocaj
Discover an excerpt from Le Parc's famous pas-de-deux , with Emilie Cozette and Nicolas Le Riche.Performed at the Palais Garnier from 7 to 30 december 2013.
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Monday 28 October 2013
Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte
Mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac, who is singing the role of Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte for the first time, discusses the character and her relationship with Mozart.
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Thursday 24 October 2013
Darkness is hiding black horses
Ten years after his first creation for the Paris Opera Ballet, Japanese dancer and choreographer Saburo Teshigawara is invited to imagine a new work for the dancers of the company. Trained in the plastic arts, he takes an overall approach to choreography, scenography and costumes. Playing with lightness and darkness, appearances and disappearances, he places two dancers on a empty stage partly...
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Monday 21 October 2013
Interview with Robert Carsen and Philippe Jordan
Robert Carsen, stage director, and Philippe Jordan, music director, evoke Elektra, performed at the Opéra Bastile from 27 October to 1st December 2013.
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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 :
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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Friday 27 September 2013
Interview with John Neumeier
Interview with the choreographer. Performed at the Palais Garnier from September 21 to October 10 2013.
Thursday 26 September 2013
Sophie Koch and Yann Beuron
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Tuesday 24 September 2013
Aida
Commissioned to celebrate concord between the nations, Aida is essentially about conflict. Hieratic and flamboyant, spectacular and introspective, Verdi's masterpiece returns to the Paris Opera after an absence of more than half a century.  
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Thursday 12 September 2013
John Neumeier
Discover an abstract of John Neumeier's ballet Dancers : Angès Letestu and Stéphane Bullion
Thursday 12 September 2013
Lucia di Lammermoor
Entretien avec la soprano qui interprète le rôle-titre de Lucia di Lammermoor.
Thursday 12 September 2013
Alceste
Entretien avec le metteur en scène d'Alceste.
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Wednesday 11 September 2013
L'Affaire Makropoulos
Rencontre avec Susanna Mälkki, qui dirige l'Orchestre de l'Opéra pour l'Affaire Makropoulos A l'affiche de l'Opéra Bastille du 16 septembre au 2 octobre 2013.
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Monday 1 April 2013
Alceste
Simplicity, truth and naturalness: these, according to Gluck, are the eternal attributes of beauty. Marc Minkowski and Olivier Py lead Sophie Koch and Roberto Alagna along pathways both infernal and celestial in this tragic opera. 
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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.  
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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
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
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
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.
 
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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
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
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
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.  
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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
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
United in their quest for beauty, three contemporary choreographers bring the stage alive to enhance the aesthetic of their dance.  
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
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
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
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.
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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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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
Presentation by Brigitte Lefèvre
The Young Dancers Performances bring the Ballet Company's up-and-coming generation to the front of the stage in extracts from both classic works and the contemporary repertoire. An opportunity for the Paris Opera Ballet's young hopes, more often seen in the Corps de Ballet, to perform virtuoso pieces usually danced by the Étoiles. 
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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.
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. 
Balanchine / Millepied
Alongside Balanchine’s Palais de Cristal, set to music by Bizet, Benjamin Millepied adapts Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé. Philippe Jordan will be accompanying the Paris Opera Ballet for the first time. 
Balanchine / Millepied
Aux côtés du Palais de Cristal de Balanchine, sur une œuvre de Bizet, Benjamin Millepied s’empare de Daphnis et Chloé de Ravel, création pour laquelle Daniel Buren a réalisé la scénographie. 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Thus Do They All, or The School for Lovers. When Da Ponte and Mozart teach us, the lesson, however graceful, is harsh and cruel. In this game of masks and deception, the rules are entangled and everybody loses. 
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Giacomo Puccini
"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.
Roland Petit
With his sense of drama, Roland Petit adapts Victor Hugo's masterpiece. A tragic story of love and death plays out between the characters where beauty flirts with the grotesque and humanity clashes with jealousy.

  
Presented by Brigitte lefèvre
Two ballets—each delicate and luminous—are brought together from two very different worlds to form a single programme. Set to music by Chopin, Dances at a Gathering establishes an air of romanticism, tinged with nostalgia. With Psyché, Alexei Ratmansky draws inspiration from César Franck’s symphonic poem and revisits the realm of the supernatural.
Gaetano Donizetti
Inspired by Sir Walter Scott's novel, madness is the dominant theme in this opera, set in a ruined castle on the misty moors. With sublime mastery, Donizetti combines drama with consummate vocal writing, giving the role of Lucia a heartbreakingly delicate quality. 
Balanchine / Millepied
Aux côtés du Palais de Cristal de Balanchine, sur une œuvre de Bizet, Benjamin Millepied s’empare de Daphnis et Chloé de Ravel.  
Christoph W. Gluck / Opéra dansé de Pina Bausch
Orphée et Eurydice is one of Pina Bausch's major works. The choreographer gives life and form to Gluck’s score and establishes a permanent dialogue between song and dance, doubling each of the principal roles. Going beyond mythology, the ballet evokes the fragility of the human condition as it descends into painful introspection.