Covered in velvet and gold, the Ópera de París, projected by and named after architect Charles Garnier, is considered a landmark in the lyrical world. It is a sublime place where, every night, excellent operas and ballets are staged by the best companies, maintaining the vivacity and the strong character of this more than 300 years old institution.
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Not to be missed in April 2019:
The beautiful month of April at the Palais Garnier is blooming thanks to the arrival of the lovely soprano Pretty Yende. In Donizetti's merry Don Pasquale, she plays with Michele Pertusi, Javier Camarena and Mariusz Kwiecien. On the dance side, the big event is the arrival for the very first time of the great choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot. Major figures of the Nederlands Dans Theater (with Hans van Manen also on the program), they have curiously never worked with the dancers of the Ballet of the Opéra national de Paris before.
The Palais Garnier is undoubtedly the most beautiful opera in the world. All the productions presented here would serve as a pretext to attend a performance in this magical place and let´s not forget that the troupe of the Ballet of the Paris Opera is one of the best companies in the world.
The prestigious ballets succeed one another with for the spectators, a lively renewed interest. Under the artistic direction of Aurélie Dupont, the company claims its fundamentals by alternating classical ballets (like this sublime Lady with Camellias by John Neumeier) and the dance of today. Among the choreographers who recently worked with the illustrious company, Ohad Naharin returns with an evening devoted entirely to his imaginative and lively work. Decadance is already announced as one of the highlights of the season for which you should not delay to book your tickets.
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is undoubtedly one of the greatest of today and one can once again applaud his work in The Nutcracker (the incredible show Tchaikovsky coupled with Iolanta directed by Dmitry Tcherniakov), a godsend. We find him on the poster of an exciting evening that brings together three great names of modernity, with Pontus Lidberg and Marco Goecke.
At Garnier, many famous choreographers are obviously part of the Paris Opera dance season 2018-2019 as Martha Graham with the company that bears her name. The Ballet of the National Opera of Paris is devoting a whole evening to the brilliant choreographers Jerome Robbins (tickets to be booked quickly), Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (with Brandenburg concertos by Bach and Amandine Beyer as soloist) or Mats Ek (with a new Bolero of Ravel). Incredibly as this may sound, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot never came to work for Paris. The 2018-2019 season repairs this neglect.
The Palais Garnier obviously welcomes the lyric productions and 2018-2019 is again a season filled with fireworks. It starts with a beautiful world creation entrusted to Michael Jarrell. Bérénice after Racine has a very good cast (Barbara Hannigan and Bo Skovhus in the lead) with the direction of Philippe Jordan himself. The big star Anna Netrebko comes for one night only at a gala while Sonya Yoncheva, Bryan Hymel and Ludovic Tezier illuminate the new year at the Opera. Marianne Crebassa and Lawrence Brownlee share the poster of Rossini's La Cenerentola (also with Florian Sempey) while Pretty Yende sings with Michele Pertusi in Donizetti's Don Pasquale.
Two major events are also worth mentioning, such as the new Don Giovanni of Mozart, directed by Philippe Jordan and Scarlatti's primo omicidio directed by René Jacobs with the highly anticipated staging of Romeo Castellucci. A superb season ... Discover now the season 2018-2019 of Opera Bastille