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Les Troyens

Opéra Bastille - from 22 January to 12 February 2019

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Les Troyens

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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


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 85 mn
  • Interval 45 mn
  • Second Part 80 mn
  • Interval 30 mn
  • Third part 45 mn
  • End


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Audio clips

Les Troyens (saison 18/19)- Acte V - Ekaterina Semenchuk et Aude Extrémo

Les Troyens (saison 18/19) - Acte IV - Christian Van Horn et Aude Extrémo

Les Troyens (saison 18/19) - Acte I - Stéphane Degout

Les Troyens (saison 18/19) - Acte IV - Ekaterina Semenchuk et Brandon Jovanovitch

Media coverage

  • Tcherniakov se montre aussi remarquable directeur d’acteurs

    Culturebox, Bertrand Renard, 28.01.19
  • Les personnages (sont) campés avec une évidence digne de l’Actors Studio. C’est le Tcherniakov qui sait raconter une histoire comme personne.

    Le Figaro, Christian Merlin, 31.01.2019
  • Dans la fosse, la direction fine et colorée de Philippe Jordan dose avec subtilité l’héroïsme et la délicatesse qui traversent l’orchestration berliozienne

    Le Monde, Marie-Aude Roux, 27.01.19


About the work


  • With the support of the Cercle Berlioz

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

  • Sponsor of the Paris Opera's audiovisual broadcasts

Ce spectacle fait l’objet d’une captation réalisée par Andy Sommer, coproduite par l’Opéra national de Paris, BelAir Média et Arte, avec le soutien du CNC et de la Fondation Orange, mécène des retransmissions audiovisuelles de l’Opéra national de Paris. This performance will be broadcast near-live on ARTE and ARTE Concert on January 31 at 10:45 pm, as part of Arte Opera's first European opera season.
Radiodiffusion sur France Musique ultérieurement.

Media and technical partners

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  • Radio broadcaster

  • Distributor TV international

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