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The Opéra national de Paris' 3e Scène distinguished
On June 27, 2016, the Club des Directeurs Artistiques awarded the Opéra national de Paris with the "Prix de l’annonceur de l’Année", in recognition of its restyled visual identity and the launch of its 3e Scène. This digital artistic platform is devoted to presenting original works created by film directors, visual artists, writers and photographers."It is important to underline this fundamental change of direction by the venerable French institution", points out Jean-François Porchez, member of the Club's bureau.
A new Étoile at the Palais Garnier
Shiori Kase, First dancer with the English National Ballet, was promoted to Principal dancer after the final performance of the ballet Le Corsaire at the Palais Garnier on June 25, 2016. She had been dancing the role of Gulnare along with the company which was performing for the first time at the Opéra national de Paris. This fairytale evening celebrates a magnificent career rich in promise.
Opéra national de Paris / Comédie-Française Weekends
Book your Opéra national de Paris / Comédie-Française Weekend now from among a selection of 5 dates and 10 performances during the 2016/2017 season, and discover the benefits of this very special offer designed for spectators visiting Paris as well as Parisian audiences.
Aida: cast change on June 22, 2016
Due to illness, Aleksandrs Antonenko will be replaced by Gaston Rivero in the role of Radames on June 22, 2016.
Aida by Verdi, from June 13 to July 16, 2016 at the Opéra Bastille
Fête de la Musique 2016 at the Paris Opera
On the occasion of the Fête de la Musique, the Opéra national de Paris is organising an exceptional lyric concert at the Opéra Bastille on June 02, 2016 at 8 pm. The Opera's Orchestra and Chorus, along with several soloists (Aleksandrs Antonenko, Anita Rachvelishvili, Sondra Radvanovsky) will be performing famous arias from the vocal repertoire, ranging from Verdi to Puccini via Bizet and Saint-Saëns under the baton of Music Director Philippe Jordan. Relive the concert in video!
The Paris Opera Orchestra to perform Wagner in Toulouse
The Paris Opera Orchestra is performing in Toulouse for the first time and will offer audiences an exhilarating journey through the finest excerpts from the Ring Cycle. In 2010 and 2011, the Orchestra’s musical director Philippe Jordan gave the first ever performance of the Ring at the Opéra Bastille and the first complete Ring Cycle at the Paris Opera in over half a century. From the spellbinding “Prelude” of Das Rheingold to the breakneck “Ride of the Valkyries”, Paris audiences will also have a chance to see the concert at the Opéra Bastille in the autumn of 2016.
The Paris Opera's partner Google's Cultural Institute has updated the interface of its Google Art & Culture platform dedicated to the arts: discover the new features of the site and enjoy the virtual tour of the Palais Garnier developed jointly by the two institutions and including a unique view of the Chagall ceiling.
Avant-première broadcast of "La Saison des Adieux" for the Friends of the Opera
On June 06, 2016, AROP members gathered at the Studio Bastille for an avant-première broadcast of an audio documentary by Jean-Marc Crantor, created in collaboration with France Culture and dedicated to the stage farewells of Paris Opera dancers Benjamin Pech, Yann Saïz and Pascal Aubin. Illustrated by archive footage, the event was an opportunity for discussions between the participants and the artists.
Workshop “William Forsythe, my parents and I” in the Amphithéâtre Bastille
On June 4, 2016 at 10:30am, the Paris Opera is offering children, adolescents and their parents a practical artistic workshop devoted to the choreographer William Forsythe. Focused on a responsive approach to dance, the workshop aims to familiarise the participants with the creative world of the artist.