The spread of the epidemic and the new restrictions in the Île-de-France region mean that there is no prospect of performances resuming in the next few weeks. The Paris Opera is therefore once again obliged to review its artistic programme and has decided to cancel performances until 2 May inclusive.
Thus, at the Opéra Bastille, all public performances of Faust, scheduled until 21 April, and of Notre-Dame de Paris, which was to have been given from 26 March to 7 May, have been cancelled. At the Palais Garnier, all performances of Le Parc scheduled between 7 and 27 April have been cancelled. The shows W.A.M and OUI #2 scheduled between 7 and 17 April at the Amphithéâtre Bastille have been cancelled, as has the concert-encounter on 8 April. The chamber music concert on April 1 at the Studio Bastille is also cancelled.
However, we are pleased to announce that Faust will be broadcast on France 5 on Friday 26 March at 8.55 pm and available in replay on Culturebox*, then broadcast on France Musique on 3 April at 8 pm. Le Parc has also been recorded and Notre-Dame de Paris will be soon for future broadcasting.
As for the other events scheduled over the next few weeks, the Ballet School production on 23, 24 and 26 April will be presented without an audience and will be recorded. Rehearsals for the operas Tosca and Le Soulier de Satin, due to open on 6 and 21 May respectively, are continuing.
Conductor Daniel Barenboim and pianist Martha Argerich have had to withdraw from the concert scheduled for 3 May at the Philharmonie de Paris. We hope that the Opera Orchestra will still be able to perform under another conductor on the same date.
In spite of this difficult context, all the Paris Opera teams remain determined and hope to see you back in our theatres in the near future so as to enjoy once again the emotions so characteristic of live performances. We thank you once again for your loyalty.