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Report from the 5 September 2016

The Paris Opera reopens for the new season

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The Paris Opera’s new opera and ballet season gets off to a brilliant start: From world premieres to new productions and reinterpretations of the great classics, the opening of the 2016/2017 season promises audiences moments of intense artistic excitement.

Two major works from the Opera’s repertoire are on the bill: Puccini's sublime Tosca reinterpreted by that great figure of the theatre, Pierre Audi, as well as Donizetti’s famous tragic drama Lucia di Lammermoor which is always a resounding success with audiences. There will also be a chance to discover the enigmatic opera Eliogabalo by the baroque composer Cavalli, a work rarely performed and here entrusted to the young French director Thomas Jolly.
This year, the season’s debut also gives pride of place to romantic and contemporary ballet: The Sleeping Beauty, to music by Tchaikovsky, is performed by the dancers of the American Ballet Theatre making a special guest appearance at the Opéra Bastille for the occasion. Last but not least, the ballets by the great choreographers Sehgal / Peck / Pite / Forsythe and George Balanchine bring together all the arts and send a breeze of modernity blowing through the Palais Garnier.  

Related productions

  • Tosca

    Opera Giacomo Puccini

    Opéra Bastille — from 17 September to 18 October 2016

  • Lucia di Lammermoor

    Opera Gaetano Donizetti

    Opéra Bastille — from 14 October to 16 November 2016

  • George Balanchine

    Ballet Hommage à Violette Verdy

    Palais Garnier — from 22 October to 15 November 2016

  • The Sleeping Beauty

    Ballet Guest Company - American Ballet Theatre

    Opéra Bastille — from 02 to 10 September 2016