Francette Levieux / OnP

Ballet

Soirée exceptionnelle en l’honneur de Claude Bessy

Palais Garnier

on 19 April 2023 at 7:30 pm

2h00 with 1 interval

Soirée exceptionnelle en l’honneur de Claude Bessy

Palais Garnier - on 19 April 2023 at 7:30 pm

Synopsis

A great figure of dance throughout the world, the star dancer Claude Bessy was the director of the Paris Opera School of Dance from 1973 to 2004. During these years, she renewed the teaching in depth, created the Demonstrations, inaugurated the annual shows at the Palais Garnier as well as the touring performances. On the occasion of her 90th birthday, the students of the School will dedicate an exceptional evening to her, with excerpts from ballets and a film on her life directed by Fabrice Herrault.

Duration : 2h00 with 1 interval

  • Opening

  • First part 60 min

  • Intermission 20 min

  • Second part 40 min

  • End

Show characters

Celebrating Claude Bessy

On the occasion of Claude Bessy's 90th birthday, the Paris Opera Ballet School students dedicate an exceptional evening to her at the Palais Garnier on April 19  

Artists

Excerpts : Ouverture and finale

Creative team

Movie on Claude Bessy's life

Creative team

  • opera logo
    Fabrice Herrault Director

Excerpts : Dreamer et Matter

Creative team

Excerpts

Creative team

1st and 3rd movements

Creative team

Access and services

Palais Garnier

Place de l'Opéra

75009 Paris

Public transport

Underground Opéra (lignes 3, 7 et 8), Chaussée d’Antin (lignes 7 et 9), Madeleine (lignes 8 et 14), Auber (RER A)

Bus 20, 21, 27, 29, 32, 45, 52, 66, 68, 95, N15, N16

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Car park

Q-Park Edouard VII16 16, rue Bruno Coquatrix 75009 Paris

Book your parking spot

At the Palais Garnier, buy €10 tickets for seats in the 6th category (very limited visibility, two tickets maximum per person) on the day of the performance at the Box offices.

In both our venues, discounted tickets are sold at the box offices from 30 minutes before the show:

  • €25 tickets for under-28s, unemployed people (with documentary proof less than 3 months old) and senior citizens over 65 with non-taxable income (proof of tax exemption for the current year required)
  • €40 tickets for senior citizens over 65

Get samples of the operas and ballets at the Paris Opera gift shops: programmes, books, recordings, and also stationery, jewellery, shirts, homeware and honey from Paris Opera.

Palais Garnier
  • Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and until performances end
  • Get in from Place de l’Opéra or from within the theatre’s public areas
  • For more information: +33 1 53 43 03 97

Palais Garnier

Place de l'Opéra

75009 Paris

Public transport

Underground Opéra (lignes 3, 7 et 8), Chaussée d’Antin (lignes 7 et 9), Madeleine (lignes 8 et 14), Auber (RER A)

Bus 20, 21, 27, 29, 32, 45, 52, 66, 68, 95, N15, N16

Calculate my route
Car park

Q-Park Edouard VII16 16, rue Bruno Coquatrix 75009 Paris

Book your parking spot

At the Palais Garnier, buy €10 tickets for seats in the 6th category (very limited visibility, two tickets maximum per person) on the day of the performance at the Box offices.

In both our venues, discounted tickets are sold at the box offices from 30 minutes before the show:

  • €25 tickets for under-28s, unemployed people (with documentary proof less than 3 months old) and senior citizens over 65 with non-taxable income (proof of tax exemption for the current year required)
  • €40 tickets for senior citizens over 65

Get samples of the operas and ballets at the Paris Opera gift shops: programmes, books, recordings, and also stationery, jewellery, shirts, homeware and honey from Paris Opera.

Palais Garnier
  • Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and until performances end
  • Get in from Place de l’Opéra or from within the theatre’s public areas
  • For more information: +33 1 53 43 03 97

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