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Performances will take place on the front-of-house stage of the Palais Garnier until December 2020.
The Palais Garnier will start normal season activity from january 2021 after modernisation works.
A very special season is announced at the Paris National Opera since 2020-2021 marks the end of the mandate of Stéphane Lissner, director of this great institution and of Philippe Jordan, the musical director who are both admired by all. After having experienced a most tormented 19-20 season, it is now time to rejoice because, to the delight of music lovers, exceptional artists are once again present offering their talents to the audience.
The Palais Garnier is a legendary hall which is obviously open to visitors. However, nothing can replace the experience of an opera or ballet performance. The 2020-2021 season is once again exceptional as the Paris National Opera invites the artists who matter most on the international scene. You must book your tickets as soon as possible to make sure you get your seats whether at the ballet, at the opera or at the concert.
One of the most anticipated shows during this magnificent 2020-2021 season is a new production of a Russian opera masterpiece which marks - as incredible as it may be - the debut of a very great chef at the Palais Garnier. Between Daniel Barenboim and the Opéra national de Paris, the misunderstanding is finally resolved. For The Queen of Spades, staged by the troublemaker Dmitri Tcherniakov, of an exceptional quality vocal reach with, in the first row, the magnificent soprano Asmik Grigorian whom we should discover urgently. For this event like many operas and ballets at the Palais Garnier, you must book your seats and buy your show tickets quickly. This is particularly the case for the Traviata, one of the great successes of the 2019-2020 season (with the too rare Peter Mattei in the role of Giorgio Germont). The breathtaking Joyce DiDonato is Iphigenia in Gluck's Tauride facing the expected Orest of Florian Sempey (directed by Thomas Hengelbrock). Krzysztof Warlikowski's production made a big wave at the time, as did the magnificent success of Robert Carsen's Capriccio by Richard Strauss. The production with Renée Fleming marked farewell to Hugues Gall. Stéphane Lissner takes it in reprise elegantly, offering a superb role to the magnificent Diana Damrau. A very big opera not to be missed. We should also note the creation of the 7 Deaths of Maria Callas, imagined by the impressive artist Marina Abramovic, which is a very great event on the contemporary scene.
On the ballet side, it's a real celebration with a repertoire festival. The great works of the white ballet, La Bayadère or Roméo et Juliette by Rudolf Noureev are more likely to be seen at the Opéra Bastille as Notre-Dame de Paris but the Palais Garnier also pays homage to Roland Petit with his three other masterpieces Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, Carmen and Le Rendez-vous during the same superb evening. The Opéra national de Paris is once again programming one of its flagship productions with Le Parc of Angelin Preljocaj. Other major choreographers on the bill, Jirí Kylián and Ohad Naharin each present a show that already promises to be outstanding. Peeping Tom, the young Brussels dance company is the guest of this rich 2020-2021 season where we will also applaud the new generation with the talented Crystal Pite, Sharon Eyal, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Hofesh Shechter who rub shoulders with the elders Frederick Ashton and Jerome Robbins.
2020-2021 promises to be grandiose without forgetting the Opening Gala of the Ballet season of the Paris National Opera as well as the Demonstrations and the Show of the Dance School which should not be missed under any circumstances. This season, a novelty with the 21st Century Dance Schools Gala which brings together young dancers from the largest ballet companies in the world. An event not to be missed. You should book your ballet places without delay, these shows will be sold out very quickly!
Also worth mentioning, the chamber music concerts offered by members of the Paris National Opera Orchestra are always a great success.