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  • Death of the conductor Georges Prêtre

    Stéphane Lissner and all the staff of the Opéra National de Paris are deeply saddened to hear of the death of the conductor Georges Prêtre.
    For Stéphane Lissner, "A musical giant has passed on today. Georges Prêtre marked the history of the Paris Opera, in particular conducting the major works from the French and Italian repertoire at the Palais Garnier up until the late 1980s.
    We also remember with particular emotion the concert entitled "La Nuit avant le jour" that Georges Prêtre conducted on July 13 1989 for the inauguration of the Opéra Bastille. A large number of staff from the Opera remember working with Maestro Prêtre.
    I personally had the privilege of welcoming him on many occasions to La Scala Milan where he gave numerous symphonic concerts of which I have very vivid memories.

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December

  • Elīna Garanča hold a signing session at the Opéra Bastille

    Elīna Garanča will be present after the performance of Cavalleria Rusticana – Sancta Susanna, near the bookstor/giftshop at the Opéra Bastille on December 12. Her recital Revive, Deutsche Grammophon will be available on that occasion.

October

  • A tribute to the dancer Violette Verdy

    From October 22 through October 28, 2016, the evening of ballets by George Balanchine will also pay a special tribute to ballet dancer and former director of the Paris Opera Ballet Violette Verdy who died in 2016. In addition to the evening’s scheduled programme, a short film will be screened along with a performance of the choreographic work Sonatine which was created by George Balanchine for Violette Verdy and the Étoile dancer Jean-Pierre Bonnefous.

    George Balanchine, from October 22 to November 15, 2016 at the Palais Garnier

  • Aurélie Dupont and Cédric Klapisch hold a signing session at the Palais Garnier

    Aurélie Dupont and Cédric Klapisch will be present in the Galérie de l'Opéra at the Palais Garnier on October 19 to sign copies of the DVD L'Histoire de Manon recorded on the occasion of Aurélie Dupont’s farewell.

  • Les Contes d'Hoffmann - Changement de distribution

    Mr. Jonas Kaufmann is unable to perform the role of Hoffmann in Les Contes d'Hoffmann. He explains the reasons for this cancellation in a public message published on our website.Mr. Ramón Vargas will perform the role of Hoffmann from 3 to 18 November, and on October 31 at the avant-premiere reserved for those under the age of 28.
    The Paris National Opera wishes to express its most sincere thanks to the Metropolitan Opera of New York for releasing him from his commitments in order to take part in this production.

    Les Contes d'Hoffmann, du 3 au 24 novembre 2016 à l'Opéra Bastille

September

  • Tino Sehgal, a performance artist at the Paris Opera

    Invited for the first time to the Paris Opera, Tino Sehgal has created a new work for the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet in addition to the four performances that will take place in the public areas of the Palais Garnier. A major figure on the international scene, the artist devises “ethereal” living works in which dance, theatre and the graphic arts come together to invite the spectator to become both actor and witness. Tino Sehgal will be given free rein to take over the entire Palais de Tokyo in the Autumn of 2016 in what will be an occasion for him to showcase his productions.

    Sehgal / Peck / Pite / Forsythe, from September 26 to October 09, 2016 at the Palais Garnier

  • The Paris Opera Orchestra on tour in Vienna (2/2)

    On September 18, 2016, the Paris Opera Orchestra will be performing in the main auditorium of Vienna’s Musikverein for the second and final concert of its Viennese tour. Under the baton of musical director Philippe Jordan, the orchestra’s musicians will be offering audiences a symphonic programme dedicated to the works of three grand masters of French and Russian music.

    Prokofiev / Ravel / Mussorgsky, September 18, 2016 at 11 am at the Vienna Musikverein

  • The Paris Opera Orchestra on tour in Vienna (1/2)

    On September 17, 2016, Philippe Jordan continues his Wagnerian journey with the Paris Opera Orchestra: after two dates in Toulouse and Paris, he has a rendezvous with Viennese audiences at the Musikverein where he will conduct symphonic extracts from the Ring Cycle. This magnificent concert is also a precursor for one of the great Romantic operas by the German composer, Lohengrin, which will be presented at the Opéra Bastille in 2017.

    Lohengrin by Wagner, from January 18 until February 18, 2017 at the Opéra Bastille

  • The Le Monde Festival at the Paris Opera

    For the third consecutive season, from September 16 through September 19, 2016, the Paris Opera is a partner of the Le Monde newspaper's festival. This year, the public areas of the Opéra Bastille and the Palais Garnier will play host to some thirty debates and four performances around the thematic “Take Action”: take action to improve life, democracy, the business world, the environment, science, culture…

    The Le Monde Festival, September 16 to September 19, 2016 at the Opéra Bastille and the Palais Garnier