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.
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
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
Tosca
Tosca remains what might be called the opera of operas, at once primitive and decadent.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Adriana Lecouvreur
Angela Gheorghiu sings Adriana Lecouvreur, one of her most cherished heroines.
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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
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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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
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...
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Thursday 27 February 2014
Excerpt from the new production
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...
Thursday 12 September 2013
Alceste
Entretien avec le metteur en scène d'Alceste.
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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. 
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
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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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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