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  • 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

  • Take part in the "Rigoletto" competition

    From May 03 until May 09, 2016, enter the "Rigoletto" Facebook competition for your chance to win the prize-draw of 2 tickets in seat Category 1 for a performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Opéra Bastille. The offer is valid until May 30, 2016 and subject to availability.

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


  • The 34th International Dance Day

    Established in 1982, this global event commemorates on April 29 the birthday of the founder of modern ballet, Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810) and celebrates the universality of dance in all its forms and across all frontiers. Each year, an “international message” is delivered by a well-known personality from the world of dance and broadcast worldwide. For this year’s, International Dance Day 2016, the Samoan choreographer Lemi Ponifasio has been selected to deliver it.

  • 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. 

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