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The Friends of the Opera meet with Étoile dancer Laura Hecquet
On April 19, 2016 at the Palais Garnier, AROP members had the opportunity to participate in a discussion with dancer Laura Hecquet. Named an Étoile at the Paris Opera on March 23, 2015, the former AROP prizewinner was kind enough to share her passion for dance with the audience and evoked the key moments of her career.
Gurre-Lieder: cast change
Due to illness, Brigitte Fassbaender will be replaced in the role of the Narrator for this evening’s performance by Franz Mazura.
Philippe Jordan conducts Schönberg’s Gurre-Lieder at the Philharmonie de Paris
On April 19, 2016 at 8:30 pm, the Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus made a guest appearance at the Philharmonie de Paris to perform the Austrian master’s magnificent early work for orchestra and chorus under the baton of their Musical Director Philippe Jordan. Foreshadowing the atonal revolution of 1912, Gurre-Lieder still belongs to the post-romantic tradition and demonstrates its orchestral power with an intense lyricism.
The Paris Opera Chorus is recruiting
From May 30 to June 04, 2016, the Paris Opera Chorus will be recruiting several choristers:
- 1 Bass 2
- 2 Tenor 2
- 1 Tenor 1
- 1 Alto 2
- 2 Soprano 1
Send your application before May 13, 2016. All the necessary information can be found on the website in the “Contests and auditions” section.
A vegetable garden on the roof of the Opéra Bastille
Paris City Hall has made it official: fruits and vegetables will soon be growing on the terraced roofs of the Opéra Bastille! Yes, the project for sustainable development “Parisculteurs” has chosen 47 sites, including the Opéra Bastille, with the intention of replanting sites around the city to promote the development of urban agriculture. A total of 5.5 hectares have been allocated to create green spaces and/or produce foodstuffs for localised distribution networks. After the publication of the technical specifications of each site on April 14, 2016, the project’s participants (farmers, landscapers, architects, agricultural entrepreneurs, start-ups, artists and associations) have until the summer to prepare their applications. In the autumn of 2016, an international jury will unveil the final projects that have been selected.
“An Evening of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker at the Paris Opera” on ARTE
On April 11, 2016 at 12:30 am, the TV network ARTE aired three ballets by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. The three-part performance, comprised of pieces by Bartók, Beethoven and Schönberg was last performed at the Palais Garnier in the autumn of 2015 when the work entered the Paris Opera Ballet’s repertoire and it demonstrates the choreographer’s remarkable dialogue with the great classic scores.
The Paris Opera Ballet School is seeking a pianist to accompany dance classes
On May 13, 2016, the Paris Opera Ballet School will be recruiting a pianist to accompany dance classes.
Download the application form before May 02, 2016. All the necessary information can be found on the website in the “Contests and auditions” section.
The Paris Opera takes part in Museum Week
From March 28 to April 03, 2016, the Paris Opera will be among the 3,000 museums and cultural institutions mobilizing on Twitter for Museum Week. The worldwide digital cultural event is now in its third year and offers Internet users the following byline: “7 days, 7 themes, 7 hashtags”. As a result, the Paris Opera will be unveiling the enigmatic inscription on a Palais Garnier vault and revealing the existence of its underground lake…
The 3e Scène, the digital platform launched by the Paris Opera in September 2015, has been rewarded this year with the Stratégies Grand Prix award for digital marketing. An innovative online forum, the 3e Scène is aimed at a wide audience and offers original artistic content by renowned artists. Committed to fostering a dialogue between the different arts, it encourages viewers to (re)discover the Opera’s two physical stages, namely, the Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille.
Two singers from the Paris Opera Academy win prizes at the Bordeaux-Médoc International Singing Competition
Emanuela Pascu and Mikhail Timoshenko, two artists from the Paris Opera Academy, triumphed at the 8th Bordeaux-Médoc International singing competition. At the end of the finals, which were held at the Bordeaux Opera on March 20, 2016, the young Russian bass-baritone Mikhail Timoshenko took the First Prize along with the Bordeaux Opera Prize, whilst the Romanian mezzo-soprano Emanuela Pascu took Second Prize and the Audience Award.