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A concert of chamber music: Ravel and Saint-Saëns with Michel Vuillermoz
At 12 pm on May 22, 2016 at the Palais Garnier, the musicians of the Paris Opera Orchestra will introduce young and old alike to the wonderful creatures of Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye and Saint-Saëns’ Carnaval des animaux. These tender and humorous works are narrated by the talented actor Michel Vuillermoz from the Comédie-Française.
Hannah O'Neill honoured at the 2016 Benois de la Danse
On May 17, 2016, the dancer Hannah O’Neill won the prize for the Best Dancer at the 2016 Benois de la Danse. During the gala, held at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Première Danseuse from the Paris Opera's Corps de Ballet was honoured for her performance of an extract from Pierre Lacotte’s ballet Paquita.
Lear: cast change
In this new production by Calixto Bieito, the role of the Fool will be performed by Ernst Alisch, replacing Kathrin Wehlisch.
On July 07, 2016, the Paris Opera Ballet will be recruiting dancers (permanent and temporary contracts).
Send your application before June 10, 2016. All the necessary information can be found on the website in the “Contests and auditions” section.
Der Rosenkavalier: cast change
Due to illness, Anja Harteros will be unable to perform in the Herbert Wernicke production of the opera before May 18, 2016. The role of Die Feldmarschallin will be sung by Michaela Kaune for the performances of May 9, 12 and 15, 2016.
Étoile dancer Dorothée Gilbert meets the students of the Ten Months of School and Opera programme
Several times a month, the Paris Opera’s Ten Months of School and Opera programme offers underprivileged children with limited access to art and culture a chance to discover the different trades and professions at the Opera. These encounters take place in the workshops or rehearsal studios. Today, it’s the turn of Étoile dancer Dorothée Gilbert to show off her talents!
Rigoletto: cast change on May 07, 2016
Due to illness, Irina Lungu and Franco Vassallo, have had to cancel their participation in the performance of Rigoletto on May 7, 2016. The role of Gilda will be performed by Olga Peretyatko and the title role by Ludovic Tézier.