Message to spectators of the Paris Opera

Due to the health crisis, the Paris Opera has been forced to cancel 160 performances since March 2020. The persistent uncertainties weighing on the health situation, both with regard to organising rehearsals and performances and welcoming the public, have also led us, like other opera houses, to substantially modify our autumn 2020 programme. Sadly, we are therefore obliged to cancel the following productions: the operas 7 Deaths of Maria Callas, L'Elisir d'amore, the first set of CarmenIphigénie en Tauride, Götterdämmerung, Siegfried and Snegourotchka, as well as the Shechter / Robbins / Pite, Cherkaoui / Eyal / Ashton and Jiří Kylián ballet evenings. We are looking into the feasibility of postponing some of these productions until the end of the season or the beginning of the 21/22 season.

The Opéra Bastille will reopen its main auditorium on 23 November with a concert version of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle, conducted by Philippe Jordan, bringing together the musicians of the Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus and an exceptional international cast. Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, directed by Simon Stone, initially scheduled at the Palais Garnier, Rudolf Nureyev's ballet La Bayadère and Georges Bizet's Carmen, directed by Calixto Bieito, will complete the 2020 end-of-year schedule.

Philippe Jordan's concert, scheduled for 16 October at the Opéra Bastille, will be given at the Philharmonie de Paris: on the programme, Arnold Schönberg's Verklärte Nacht and Richard Strauss’ Eine Alpensinfonie.

At the Palais Garnier, where the stage will be inaccessible until the end of December due to modernisation work, from September to November and thanks to the installation of a front-of-house stage, a series of concerts (symphonies by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg concertos, concerts by the Paris Opera Chorus, recitals by the Academy, chamber music...), a programme of neo-classical and classical ballets performed by the Opera's Étoiles and Premiers Danseurs, as well as another series of performances by the Paris Opera Ballet bringing together four creations by contemporary choreographers. The Ballet School will have the pleasure of presenting public classes on December weekends. Our artistic management is currently finalising these programmes, the details of which will be released on our website at and our mobile app.

As a preventive measure with regard to COVID-19, mask must be worn throughout the opera house, both when moving around and in the auditorium for the duration of the performance. Placement in the theatre will take into account social distancing measures in accordance with applicable regulations in order to guarantee your safety and well-being. We also invite you to respect all required protective measures.

If you have booked tickets for one or more of performances at the beginning of the 20/21 season by subscription: all the terms and conditions for exchanging (performance or date), or refunds are outlined below:

Cancellation of all performances of 7 Deaths of M. Callas

Cancellation of all performances of L'Elisir d'amore

Cancellation of performances of the first set of Carmen

Cancellation of performances of Iphigénie en Tauride

Exchange or refund FOR THE PHILLIPPE Jordan concert OF October 16

MESSAGE TO SPECTATORS OF the second set of Carmen


Cancellation of all performances of Shechter/Robbins/Pite

Message to spectators of performances of La Bayadère at the Opéra Bastille

Message to spectators of Siegfried at the Opéra Bastille

Message to spectators of the 2020 Ring Festival

Message to spectators of Snegourotchka at the Opéra Bastille

Message to spectators of the chamber music concerts scheduled on 25 October and 29 November at the Palais Garnier

Message to spectators of performancs of Cherkaoui/Eyal/Ashton at the Palais Garnier

Message to spectators of performances of Götterdämmerung at the Opéra Bastille

Message to spectators of performances of Jiří Kylián at the Palais Garnier

Details for other productions will be provided as they become available.
Aware of the inconvenience caused by these scheduling changes due to the very particular circumstances, we thank you once again for your comprehension, patience and support.

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