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LES TROYENS

Opéra Bastille - from 22 January to 12 February 2019

LES TROYENS

New show

Opera Hector Berlioz

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Opéra Bastille - from 22 January to 12 February 2019

5h10 with 2 intervals

  • Pre-opening night : 22 January 2019

    Opening night : 25 January 2019

About

In few words:

In 1854, Hector Berlioz confided in his memoirs that, “For three years, I have been tormented by the idea of a vast opera for which I would like to write both words and music.” Held back by the failures of Benvenuto Cellini and La Damnation de Faust, the composer was to wait another two years before throwing himself into Les Troyens, an enterprise based on Virgil’s Aeneid: an ancient text that, galvanised by the master’s brilliant orchestral modernity, breathed new life into an operatic world still dominated by Verdi. In 1990, when the curtain rose for the first time at the Opéra Bastille, it revealed the Trojan plains. Thirty years later, a new production directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov marks the anniversary of the opera house, revealing the work in all its immensity.

  • Opening
  • First Part 90 mn
  • Interval 45 mn
  • Second Part 85 mn
  • Interval 30 mn
  • Third part 60 mn
  • End

Representations

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Advantages

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In audiodescription

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Partners

  • With the support of the Cercle Berlioz

  • Sponsor of the Paris Opera initiatives for young people and of the avant-premières