SAMSON ET DALILA
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“The subject for the Satin Slipper comes from a Chinese legend about two celestial stars in love who, each year, having travelled far, manage to come within reach of each other without ever being able to come together from the disparate sides of the Milky Way.” So surmised Paul Claudel. The play, whose power of attraction has never wavered, occupies a special place in the theatrical repertoire of the 20th century: written between 1919 and 1924 and first staged by Jean-Louis Barrault in an abridged version in 1943, it would have to await Antoine Vitez to be performed in its entirety. That production, performed in the courtyard of the Palais des Papes in 1987, lasted over ten hours and marked an entire generation of theatregoers, including Marc-André Dalbavie.
Alternatively titled The Worst Is Not Always Certain, The Satin Slipper is an immense parable which alternates between the sublime, the comic and the disturbing. It is set in a specific era—the Spanish Golden Age—during which humanity experiences its first bout of “globalization”. Confronting a passionate desire for individual happiness, external imperatives and an aspiration for the universal, the work leads the spectator into a ongoing state hovering between hypnosis and joy. This new opera is the third world-premiere production commissioned by the Paris Opera for its cycle on French literature.
from 21 May to 13 Jun 2021Discover
“One of our own”, trained at the Paris Opera School of Dance, Roland Petit soon left the company to pursue his chosen pathway as a choreographer and performer. It was with his own company that he first enjoyed success and he did not return to the Paris Opera until 1955 and his premier production of Notre-Dame de Paris. There followed several years of unbroken collaboration, some of them stormy, with new works and new productions. To mark the tenth anniversary of his death, the Opera Ballet pays tribute to him with three of his mythical works: the sulphurous Carmen, the success of which in 1949 catapulted Roland Petit and Zizi Jeanmaire to international fame; Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, a disturbing duet imagined around a libretto by Jean Cocteau and Le Rendez-vous based on a text by Prévert, with sets by Brassaï that bring Fifties Paris back to life. Three works that testify to the choreographer's highly individual trademark: theatrical pieces constructed around literary characters, bringing together on the same stage some of the great artists of the period.
from 29 May to 26 Jun 2021Discover
on 13 Jun 2021 at 12 pmDiscover
Inaugurated in 1990, the “Jeunes danseurs” performances are the occasion for some of the young dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet to shine on the Garnier’s stage, performing roles traditionally danced by Etoiles dancers. For this new edition, the rising generation of the Ballet performs great classics (Noureev, Bournonville, Vainonen) as well as pas de deux by contemporary choreographers currently entering the repertoire (Preljocaj, Øyen, Wheeldon, Favier, Brumachon).
from 09 to 14 Jul 2021Discover
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For individual spectators
By telephone on 08 92 89 90 90 (€ 0.35 TTC / min from a fixed station excluding potential cost depending on operator) or +33 1 71 25 24 23 from abroad, Monday to Saturday from 9h to 19h.
At the counters of Palais Garnier:
from 10h to 18h30 (at the corner of the streets Scribe and Auber - 75009 Paris).
At the counters of the Opera Bastille:
from 12 to 18:30 (130 rue de Lyon - 75012 Paris) from Monday to Saturday (except public holidays) and one hour before the beginning of the performances on Sundays and holidays. The Opera Bastille will be closed from Saturday 13th July to Thursday 29th August at 12:00.
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