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Opéra de Paris’ ‘Il Trovatore’ To be Performed In Concert Version as Strike Continues
The strike continues at the Opéra National de Paris and as a result, will affect tonight's performance of "Il Trovatore." The company announced that the concert version of the famed Verdi opera will feature the chorus and soloists in a single costume with no sets. This is the fourth performance that has affected the company as numerous showcases have been canceled and some have been performed in concert settings. Due to the…
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As Strike Continues, Opéra National De Paris To Perform Concert Version Of ‘Boris Godunov’
The Opéra National de Paris's strike will affect tonight's performance of "Boris Godunov." The company announced that due to the strike, tonight's performance of "Boris Godunov" will be replaced by a concert version (chorus and soloist singers in a single costume, no sets). The news comes after the ongoing strike that has affected numerous performances. As a result of the change, the company is offering ticket holders a purchase voucher amounting to…
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French Institute Alliance Française & American Friends Of The Paris Opera & Ballet Launch HD Opera & Ballet Series
This spring, the French Institute Alliance Française, New York’s premiere French cultural center, and the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet will present HD screenings of opera and ballet performances from the Paris Opera & Ballet for the first time in New York City. New Yorkers will have the opportunity to see "Millepied/Robbins/Balanchine" on Sunday, May 20, and "Samson et Dalila" on Sunday, June 24 at the Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street.…
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Opéra National De Paris 2017-18 Review – Don Carlos: Jonas Kaufmann, Elīna Garanča, Sonya Yoncheva & Company Deliver Performance For the Ages
The hotly anticipated production of Verdi’s five-act grand opera "Don Carlos" opened at the Opéra National de Paris on 10 October to a mixed reception. The outstanding cast comprised of German tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, French baritone Ludovic Tézier as Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa, Russian basses Ildar Abdrazakov and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Philippe II and the Grand Inquisitor respectively, Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Princess Elisabeth de…
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Jonas Kaufmann and Sonya Yoncheva To Light Up The Silver Screen In ‘Don Carlos’
Opera fans who won't be in Paris for OperaWire's most anticipated production of the fall, "Don Carlos," will get a chance to see the opera live in cinemas. The Opéra National de Paris is teaming up with Arte, France Musique, FRA Cinema and Telemondis to bring the opera to theaters on Oct. 19. The new production by Krzysztof Warlikowski will star Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva, Elīna Garanča, Ludovic Tezier and Ildar Abdrazakov. Dmitry…
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Philippe Jordan Confirmed For Paris Opera Ring Cycle
Philippe Jordan will honor his contract with the Opera National de Paris which is scheduled to end in 2021. Stéphane Lissner, Director of the Paris Opera, confirmed the news stating that Jordan will end his tenure with the company during the 2020/21 season and his final production with the company will be a new production of Richard Wagner's The Ring Cycle. Jordan is currently the Music Director of the Wiener…
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Boos Rain Down At Opéra National de Paris As Anna Netrebko Cancels
It was a rough night at the Opéra de Paris on Wednesday. Anna Netrebko canceled and the audience let the company know about its displeasure. The Russian diva was expected to close out “Eugene Onegin” and that is exactly what everyone walking into the theater at show time expected. But right before the start of the performance, an announcement was made to indicate that the soprano had canceled the final…
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Breaking News: Three Conductors Replace Lionel Bringuier At Opera National De Paris’ ‘Carmen’
Lionel Bringuier has pulled out of Bizet's "Carmen" at the Opera National de Paris. According to Forum Opera, the conductor pulled out for personal reasons leaving the Opera National de Paris in a mad scramble to find a replacement. As it turns out, audiences will now get three different musical interpretations to look forward to. Bertrand de Billy will conduct on March 10, 19, 22 and 25 and  April 11 and…
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Roberto Alagna To Sing Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’ At The Opera National De Paris
Robert Alagna has announced that he will sing the role of Manrico in Verdi's "Il Trovatore" at the Opera National de Paris. The tenor posted the news on Facebook and revealed that he will sing the role alongside Ekaterina Semenchuk, Gabriele Viviani and Elena Stikhina. The production will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and Alagna will only be doing the June 25 and 28 performances. While the Opera National de Paris…
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Liceu 2016-17 Preview: Piotr Beczala Sings Second French Role in One Year As He Takes on Massenet’s ‘Werther’
Piotr Beczala takes on the role of Massenet’s “Werther” on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, kick starting the Gran Teatre del Liceu’s run of the famed opera. Beczala took on the challenging role in Salzburg in August 2015 before reprising it at the Opéra National de Paris exactly one year ago. His return to the role on Sunday will be the second time since then that he has taken on a…