Dark but perfect production from Christoph Marthaler of Alban Berg’s deep and profound opera Wozzeck is back on stage at Paris’ Opéra Bastille from 26 April.
From 23 January, the great Robert Carsen's production of Die Zauberflöte is back on stage at the Paris Opéra Bastille starring soprano Sabine Devieilhe who is also back on stage after a joyful event.
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Not to be missed in September 2018:
In September at the Opera Bastille, the musical comeback is ensured by the reprise of a very large production. The sensitive director Peter Sellars has called on video artist Bill Viola to illustrate Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. The result is of amazing beauty. This revival is all the more enticing as it displays first-rate singers (including Matthias Goerne and René Pape) and the musical direction of the Master of the house, Philippe Jordan. You must also urgently reserve your tickets for the other big event of the month, the new production of Huguenots of Meyerbeer.
Season after season the National Opera of Paris offers a fine and comparable selection, to the delight of music lovers since the great artists once again are at the rendezvous. The huge star Jonas Kaufmann finally offers the Paris public its interpretation of Mario in Tosca. He partners with no less than three of the biggest sopranos today: Anja Harteros, Sonya Yoncheva and Martina Serafin.
The divine Anja Harteros is also to be seen in Verdi's Forza del destino in Jean-Claude Auvray's beautiful staging alongside Brian Jagde who makes his debut at the Paris Opera. Another tenor with exceptional aura, Roberto Alagna, embodies Otello in a role at the merits of his talent alongside the sweet Aleksandra Kurzak. This season 2018-2019, he also embodies the role of Don José with the incandescent Carmen Anita Rachvelishvili. The mezzo is at the peak of her vocal means and it is imperative to book opera tickets as soon as possible.
Another mezzo headliner returns to Bastille after her triumph in Don Carlos. Elina Garanca is the Didon of the long-awaited new production of the Trojans of Berlioz. The phenomenal opera is back at the Opera Bastille with the direction of Philippe Jordan and the staging of the always exciting Dmitri Tcherniakov. This is one of the highlights of the season. Opera Bastille offers the most noble baritone, Ludovic Tezier a golden role with Simon Boccanegra of Verdi.
Another event, the return of the Grand French Opera that made the beautiful evenings of the Paris Opera in the nineteenth century. An ideal cast (with prominences like Diana Damrau, Karine Deshayes, Ermonela Jaho and Bryan Hymel) was assembled to ensure the representations of Huguenots Meyerbeer will pay respect to the beauty of the work.
Among the great works on display, we should equally look out for the dance performances. The famous troupe of the Paris Opera Ballet performs in Bastille with the immortal choreographies of Cinderella and the grandiose Swan Lake by Rudolph Nureyev. Modernity is not forgotten with Tree of Codes, the great success of Wayne McGregor. The major operatic titles follow one another with Verdi's La Traviata or Donizetti's charming Elisir d'Amore. The sexy Vittorio Grigòlo is partnered with the exquisite Lisette Oropesa in the perfect staging of Laurent Pelly.
Among the personalities of the scene under the spotlight, we await the new production of the significant Krzysztof Warlikowski with Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk of Shostakovich. Another outstanding director, Robert Carsen has signed with Rusalka Dvorák, one of his most successful shows, a must as is Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. With a remarkable cast of young talents (mostly French and Belgian), fans have once again something to celebrate during this beautiful season 2018-2019 of the Opera Bastille. Discover now the season 2018-19 of the Palais Garnier