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  • 2016 Summer Course at the Ballet School

    The Opéra national de Paris Ballet School's Summer Course takes place for the fourth year running: 290 young dancers aged from 10 to 19, girls and boys of 31 different nationalities, prepare to join the Opera for two weeks of work with the School's teachers and a guest dancer from the Ballet, Simon Valastro. From July 11, 2016 onwards, 34 adult dance teachers and pianist/accompanists will also enjoy the opportunity to follow a professional training course.

  • The Paris Opera Orchestra’s performance of the Gurre-Lieder to be broadcast on France Musique

    At 2pm on July 1, 2016, France Musique will broadcast a concert by the Paris Opera Orchestra originally recorded on April 19 at the Philharmonie de Paris. Conducted by Philippe Jordan the programme features the dazzling Gurre-Lieder by Schönberg.


  • Kurt Weill Workshop in the Amphithéâtre Bastille

    On June 30, 2016 at 8 pm, the second workshop of the season will be dedicated to Kurt Weill. As part of her residence at the Paris Opera Academy, stage director Mirabelle Ordinaire offers an artistic programme around the German composer and explores some of his most beautiful works with the help of the Academy’s singers, vocal coaches, choreographers and musicians.

    Kurt Weill Workshop, June 30, 2016 at 8 pm in the Amphithéâtre Bastille

  • The Paris Opera Ballet School’s Summer Tour in Hamburg

    From June 29 to July 05, 2016, four students from the Paris Opera Ballet School have been invited to Hamburg for a gala celebrating the 20 years of Yondering, the ballet created by John Neumeier in 1996 and danced exclusively by schools, particularly the Paris Opera’s Ballet School. To mark the occasion, Marianne Kruuse, former Director of the Hamburg Ballett’s Ballet School, honoured the Paris Opera Ballet School with a visit during the week of May 09, 2016 where she attended several rehearsals of the performance.
  • 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!

    Exceptional lyric concert, June 21, 2016 at 8 pm at the Opéra Bastille

  • La Traviata: cast change on June 20, 2016

    Maria Agresta will be unable to perform the role of Violetta on June 20, 2016.

    She will be replaced by Irina Lungu.

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

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