350 years

Special evening at the Palais Garnier

Presentation of the Paris Opera's 2018/2019 anniversary season — By Octave

In 2019, the Paris Opera will be celebrating a double anniversary: ​​that of the signing, in 1669, of the letters patent authorizing Perrin to establish an Academy of Opera - rapidly named the Royal Academy of Music - and that of the inauguration of the Opéra Bastille in 1989. On January 29 2018, the announcement of the 2018/2019 season takes on a particular significance…

Between repertoire and creation, the Paris Opera looks back over 350 years of history. From Scarlatti’s Primo Omicidio to Michael Jarrell's Bérénice, a world premiere commissioned by the Paris Opera, the 2018/2019 season proposes a voyage through several centuries of the House's opera and ballet history. In a few selected fragments - following a practice popular in the century of the Royal Academy of Music! - music and dance offer us a cross-section of this history, pricking our curiosity here and there. 


Opening by Stéphane Lissner

Armide – Jean-Baptiste Lully
Passacaille (extrait)
Julien Guillemard, danseur du Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris, chorégraphie et interprétation
Cappella Mediterranea, direction Leonardo García Alarcón

Conversation with Romeo Castellucci

Autour de Degas
Sonate pour violon et piano de César Franck (premier mouvement)
Les élèves de l’École de danse de l’Opéra national de Paris
Frédéric Laroque, premier violon solo de l’Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
Ryoko Hisayama, piano

Les Huguenots – Giacomo Meyerbeer
Nobles Seigneurs, salut (air d’Urbain)
Karine Deshayes, mezzo-soprano
Stéphane Jamin, piano

Simon Boccanegra – Giuseppe Verdi
Favella il Doge ad Amelia Grimaldi (duo Simon / Amelia)
Ludovic Tézier, baryton
Sondra Radvanovsky, soprano
Stéphane Jamin, piano


Iolanta – Piotr Iliytch Tchaïkovski
Artistes de l’Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris et Artistes de l’Opéra Studio du Bolchoï
Benjamin d’Anfray, piano
Federico Tibone, direction musicale

Conversation with Robert Carsen

Conversation with Aurélie Dupont

Conversation with Mats Ek

Les Indes galantes – Jean-Philippe Rameau
Forêt paisible (Les Sauvages, duo Zima / Adario)

Projection d’extraits de Matching Numbers, film réalisé par Xavier Veilhan pour la 3e Scène
Julie Fuchs, soprano
Florian Sempey, baryton
Artistes de l’Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris
Cappella Mediterranea, direction Leonardo García Alarcón

Réalisation de la soirée
Vincent Huguet

Lumière et vidéo
Bertrand Couderc

Collaboration aux costumes
Clémence Pernoud

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