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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.

    Ravel/Saint-Saëns, May 22, 2016 at 12 pm at the Palais Garnier

  • La Traviata: cast change on May 20, 23 and 26, 2016

    Due to family reasons, Sonya Yoncheva is unable to perform the role of Violetta in La Traviata on May 20, 23 and 26, 2016.

    She will be replaced by Maria Agresta.

    La Traviata by Verdi, from May 20 to June 29, 2016 at the Opéra Bastille

  • 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.

    Lear by Aribert Reimann, from 20 May to 12 June 2016 at the Palais Garnier

  • The Paris Opera Ballet is recruiting dancers

    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.

    Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss, from May 9 through May 31, 2016 at the Opéra Bastille

  • 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.

    Rigoletto by Verdi, from April 11 through May 30, 2016 at the Opéra Bastille

  • La Traviata: cast change

    Elisabeth Moussous will be unable to perform the role of Annina in Benoit Jacquot’s production; she is replaced by Cornelia Oncioiu.

    La Traviata by Verdi, from May 20 through June 29, 2016 at the Opéra Bastille

  • Rigoletto: cast change on May 05, 2016

    Due to illness, Quinn Kelsey will not be able to sing in Rigoletto this evening May 05, 2016.
    The role of Rigoletto will be performed by Ludovic Tézier.

    Rigoletto by Verdi, from April 11 to May 30, 2016 at the Opéra Bastille