Opéra National de Paris Announces Events to Honor Olympics 2024

By David Salazar

The Opéra National de Paris has announced a series of events in anticipation of the 2024 Olympic Games.

Among the programs and activities aimed at this celebration will be productions of “La Vestale” and David Lang”s “Crowd Out.” With the Spontini Opera, director Lydia Steier explores and interrogates military fanaticism and extreme religious zealotry. Moreover, the titular “vestale” of the opera holds the same flame that is at the core symbol of unity and peace that has come to represent the Olympic games. The opera will open on June 23, 2024.

As for “Crowd Out,” the work was composed as a memory of a soccer match that impacted him. The work brings together over 1,000 chorus members under the musical direction of Fayçal Karoui. Dimitr Chamblas directs the production, which opens on July 1, 2024.

There will also be an exposition at the Palais Garnier called “Opéralympiques.” The exhibition commenced on March 8 and runs through Sept. 8, 2024.

There will also be a number of other presentations featuring the Ballet and Orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris, among others.