News in flash

May

  • Il Trovatore: cast change

    Elena Stikhina has withdrawn from all future productions.
    The role of Leonora will be performed by Jennifer Rowley (cast B)

    Il Trovatore Giuseppe Verdi from 20 June to 14 July 2018 at the Opéra Bastille

  • The Tchaikovsky cycle concerts on Radio Classique

    The Tchaikovsky cycle concerts will be broadcast on Radio Classique as part of a special week:

    Symphonies 1 and 5 on May 21st at 8:30pm
    Symphonies 2 and 4 on May 23rd at 8:30pm
    Symphonies 3 and 6 on May 25th at 8:30pm

April

  • La Galérie de l'Opéra receive Elizabeth Barféty and Magalie Foutrier

           On Wednesday, April 25 2018 from 2pm onwards, La Galérie de l'Opéra will receive Elizabeth Barféty and Magalie Foutrier author and illustrator of the series "20 alley of dance" to mark the release of the latest volume "La nouvelle".    

  • L'Heure espagnole : cast change

    Alessio Arduini has withdrawn from all future productions.
    The role of Ramiro will be performed by Jean-Luc Ballestra for the productions : 17, 19, 22, 27, 30 May - 2 June 2018.

    L'Heure espagnole / Gianni Schicchi de Maurice Ravel / Giacomo Puccini from 17 May to 17 June 2018 at the Opéra Bastille

  • Death of Michel Sénéchal

    The Opéra national de Paris has learned with great sadness of the passing away of Michel Sénéchal, who died on April 1 at the age of 91.
    Two dates particularly mark the career of Michel Sénéchal: in 1952, the First Grand Prix at the Geneva International Music Competition, awarded for the first time to a French singer and in 1956, his performance in Rameau's opera-bouffe, Platée, at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
    A great tenor, a specialist in the French repertoire, he led an international career from Salzburg to New York, via San Francisco.
    Invited in 1961 to sing at the Paris Opera in The Barber of Seville, he performed there for the last time in 2004 in Dialogues des Carmélites.
    From 1979 to 1991, he was also director of the Paris Opera's School of Lyric Art.  

March

February

  • La Traviata: Cast change

    Due to illness, Anna Netrebko will not be performing the role of Violetta Valéry in La Traviata on Wednesday 21, Sunday 25 and Wednesday 28 February. The role will be performed by Marina Rebeka.  

  • Parsifal: cast change

    Alexandra Steiner withdrew from production.
    The role of the second Klingsors Zaubermädchen of the second group will be performed by Anna Palimina.

    Parsifal by Richard Wagner from 27 April to 23 May 2018 at the Opéra Bastille