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  • Carmen in Abidjan

    In partnership with the Paris Opera, the French Institute of the Côte d’Ivoire is organising a screening of Carmen at 7pm on April 26, 2016 as part of the “Night at the Opera” festival. Côte d’Ivoire audiences will be able to rediscover Bizet’s masterpiece in a production by Calixto Bieito and, beforehand, enjoy a recital of opera arias by young singers. The director of the Paris Opera, Stéphane Lissner will present the evening during a short introductory video.

    Carmen by Bizet, from March 10 through July 16, 2017 at the Opéra Bastille

  • The launch of Second annual Berlioz Circle

    After a first season dedicated to La Damnation de Faust, members of the Berlioz Circle this year will be given the opportunity to discover the mysteries of Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila and Berlioz’ Béatrice et Bénédict. As generous art-loving philanthropists, our members have already had the privilege of meeting Stéphane Lissner, Director of the Paris Opera, and the young Italian stage director Damiano Michieletto. 

    From visits behind the scenes and tours of the Opéra Bastille’s studios, to concerts, private rehearsals and encounters with the artists themselves, the remainder of the programme will not fail to surprise.

    Join the Berlioz Circle and embark on a journey into the heart of creation!

  • 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.

    Gurre-Lieder by Schönberg, April 19, 2016 at 8:30 pm at the Philharmonie de Paris

  • 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…

    Find the Paris Opera on Twitter.

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