Opera National de Paris 2012 Line-Up

Opera Performances

 

Name: La Veuve Joyeuse

Composer: Franz Lehar

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s):2/29/12 – 4/2/12

 

Name:  Don Giovanni

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Location: Opera Bastille

Date(s): 3/15/12 – 4/21/12

 

Name: Cavalleria Rusticana Paliacci

Composer: Pietro Mascagni/Ruggero Leoncavallo

Location: Opera Bastille

Date(s): 4/13/12 – 5/11/12

 

Name: The Barber of Seville

Composer: Gioachino rossini

Location: Opera Bastille

Date(s): 5/24/12 – 7/2/12

 

Name: Hippolyte Et Aricie

Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 6/9/12 – 7/9/12

 

Name: Arabella

Composer: Richard Strauss

Location: Opera Bastille

Date(s): 6/14/12 – 7/10/12

 

Name: L’Amour des Trois Oranges

Composer: Serguei Prokofiev

Location: Opera Bastille

Date(s): 6/23/12 – 7/13/12

 

 

Name: Les Contes D’Hoffmann

Composer: Jacques Offenbach

Location: Opera Bastille

Date(s): 9/7/12 – 10/3/12

 

Name: Capriccio

Composer: Richard Strauss

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 9/8/12 – 9/27/12

 

Name: Le Nozze Di Figaro

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Location: Opera Bastille

Date(s): 9/15/12 – 10/25/12

 

Name: The Rake’s Progress

Composer: Igor Stravinski

Location: 10/10/12 – 10/30/12

Date(s): Palais Garnier

 

Name: La Fille du Regiment

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti

Location: Opera Bastille

Date(s): 10/10/12 – 11/11/2012

 

Name: Tiosca

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Location: Opera Bastille

Date(s): 10/23/12 – 11/20/12

 

Name: La Cenerentola

Composer: Gioacchino Rossini

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 11/22/12 – 3/25/13

 

Name: Carmen

Composer: Georges Bizet

Location: Opera Bastille

Date(s): 12/4/12 – 12/29/12

 

Ballet Performances

 

Name: La Bayadere

Composer: Rudolf Noureev

Location: Opera Bastille

Date(s): 3/7/12 – 4/15/12

 

Name: Robbins/EK

Composer: Dances at a Gathering Appartement

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 3/13/12 – 3/31/12

 

Name: L’Histoire de Manon

Composer: Kenneth Macmillan

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 4/21/12 – 5/13/12

 

Name: Romeo Et Juliette

Composer: Sasha Waltz

Location: Opera Bastille

Date(s): 5/7/12 – 5/20/12

 

Name: Tokyo Ballet

Composer: N/A

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 5/18/12 – 5/22/12

 

Name: La Fille Mal Gardee

Composer: Frederick Ashton

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 6/18/12 – 7/15/12

 

Name: George Balanchine

Composer: N/A

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 9/24/12 – 10/18/12

 

Name: Marie Agnes Gillot/Merce Cunningham

Composer: N/A

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 10/31/12 – 11/10/12

 

Name: Don Quichotte

Composer: Rudolf Noureev

Location: Opera Bastille

Date(s): 11/16/12 – 12/30/12

 

Name: William Forsythe/Trisha Brown

Composer: N/A

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 12/3/12 – 12/30/12

 

Name: Nouvel An A L’Opera Bastille

Composer: Rudolf Noureev

Location: Opera Bastille

Date(s): 12/31/12

 

Name: Nouvel An Au Palais Garnier/Forsyth/Brown

Composer:N/A

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 12/31/12

 

Concert Performances

 

Name: Michel Plasson

Composer: Ravel/Roussel/Berlioz

Location: Opera Bastille

Date(s): 4/25/12

 

Name: Philippe Jordan

Composer: Webern/Berlioz/Stravinski

Location: Opera Bastille

Date(s): 5/23/12

 

Name: Zemlinsky/Schubert

Composer: Zemlinsky/Schubert

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 3/25/12

 

Name: Rossini/Verdi/Dvorak

Composer: Rossini/Verdi/Dvorak

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 5/13/12

 

Name: Takemitsu/Ishii/Taira

Composer: Takemitsu/Ishii/Taira

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 6/6/12

 

Name: Webern/Schubert

Composer: Webern/Schubert

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 6/2/12

 

Name: Rossini/Stravinski/Donizetti

Composer: Rossini/Stravinski/Donizetti

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 11/4/12

 

Name: Caplet/Farrenc

Composer: Caplet/Farrenc

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 12/16/12

 

Name: Schubert/Webern/Berg/Schoenberg

Composer: Schubert/Webern/Berg/Schoenberg

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 12/30/12

 

Palais Garnier Recitals

 

Name: Diana Damrau/Xavier de Maistre

Composer: N/A

Location: Palais Garnier

Date(s): 9/7/12

Paris Opera

The Paris Opera, founded in 1669 by Louis XIV, is a cornerstone of Paris’s long history of being a giant in the arts and music community. Originally, the idea for the French opera was that of Pierre Perrin’s, whose intention when presenting it to the king was to debunk the common thinking at the time that the French language was “unmusical”. This false idea has certainly been tossed aside over the years, as not only do some of the most beautiful opera’s take place here, but the classical ballet as it is known today rose out of the Paris Opera.

The Palais Garnier (shown above) is mainly used to host the Paris Ballet, and is more widely known than any other opera establishment in the world. Decorated with the best marble, gorgeous columns, chandeliers, and bronze busts of notable composers, the Palais Garnier is the revered in the architectural community. It’s actually the setting for one of the most famous novels of all time – The Phantom of the Opera, which was eventually turned into a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Paris Opera Library-Museum is also here.

The Opera Bastille, an opera house built in 1989 with a more modern design, is home to the Opera national de Paris currently. Here you can experience classical French opera and concerts performed by only the most talented musicians, singers, and performers .You can view the line-up for this year’s performances here. You’ll find the line-up for this season to be phenomenal, featuring Operas written by classical musician greats such as Richard Strauss, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Wagner, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, and much more.