The Paris Opera and the Centre Pompidou have chosen to celebrate the Opera’s 350th anniversary together. In particular, this collaboration initiates a cycle of four Masterclasses which will begin on Saturday December 15, 2018. For this first encounter, the Centre Pompidou School has invited the Italian director Romeo Castellucci to share a unique moment with the audience. Romeo Castellucci will re-examine his relationship with opera and scenography and discuss his coming opera production to be staged at the Palais Garnier in January and February 2019: Scarlatti’s Il Primo Omicidio.
The partnership between the Paris Opera and the Centre Pompidou is an opportunity for both institutions to nurture encounters and performances that bring their worlds closer together. A partnership heralding special events that combine major figures from the world of opera and dance with the creators and actors of the Centre Pompidou’s programming. One of the highlights of this partnership will be the ballet À bras-le-corps, created and performed by Boris Charmatz and Dimitri Chamblas and presented in the main hall of the Centre Pompidou on March 22 and 23, 2019.
The December 15 event will be recorded and rebroadcast both on Facebook and the Centre Pompidou’s own website.
The second Masterclass will be held on March 10, 2019 and will be conducted by the Polish scenographer Malgorzata Szczesniak. Jan Versweyveld will be the guest of the Centre Pompidou School for the third Masterclass of the cycle on May 15, 2019. Finally, Clément Cogitore, winner of the 2018 Prix Marcel Duchamp, and Alban Ho Van will close the unique programme on October 9, 2019.