The Paris Opera has exceptional resources at its disposal. The quality of its two theatres, its orchestra, its ballet, its workshops and its collaborators demands an artistic vision of the highest level. It must offer the public artistic excellence, boldness and diversity. In view of the impressive number of new productions, the 2015/2016 season underlines to what an extent the Paris Opera is a unique place of creativity in the universe of opera and ballet.
On September 15th 2015, the Paris Opera will open its “3ème scene” (3rd stage) alongside the Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille. Exclusively digital and a stage in its own right, it will offer the public, via the Opera’s totally redesigned website, the creative works of filmmakers, choreographers, visual artists, directors, and writers. It will also offer some exceptional archives in partnership with INA as well as original approaches to the world of opera and ballet.
Throughout the 2015 / 2016 season, the Paris Opera is organising a series of special events for those under the age of 28. For €10 per evening, they will have the exclusive opportunity to attend 13 preview performances of some of the most highly-anticipated events on the international stage just days before their official premières. Thirteen such evenings are planned. Detailed information on the purchasing conditions for ticketsto pre-openings will be available on the Paris Opera website from May 2015 onwards.
For the first time, the Paris Opera takes you into the world of its creations. The Cercle Berlioz invites you behind the scenes of the much awaited production of Hector Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust programmed for December 2015. You will discover a mockup of the planned staging, workshops where costumes and scenery are crafted, rehearsals, a private recital, and conferences by the artists. A truly exceptional programme to be reavealed to the members of the Cercle Berlioz.
Minutes before the curtain rises on eight of the season’s productions, soloists from the Paris Opera Orchestra offer you free mini-concerts in the public areas of the Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille featuring works by the evening’s composer.