Opéra National de Paris Confirms Cancelations & Postponements of Upcoming Productions

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Opéra National de Paris)

The General Director of Opéra National de Paris Alexander Neef has officially confirmed the cancelation of Richard Strauss’ opera “Capriccio.” The opera house has also canceled the whole run of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte.”

Neef has stated that the stage rehearsals for Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore” have been discontinued and that the opera house is exploring the possibility of a number of concert version performances as of mid-February. The recital of soprano Julie Fuchs has also been postponed until March 30, 2021.

Per the press release, the new production of Tchaikovsky’s opera “The Queen of Spades,” originally to have been directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov, will be performed in Lev Dodin’s staging. Oksana Lyniv will conduct. “The Queen of Spades” will be on the repertoire from May 20 – June 12, 2021.

The world premiere of “Le Soulier de Satin,” composed and conducted by Marc-André Dalbavie, will be presented at the Palais Garnier from May 29 – June 13, 2021.

The Opéra National de Paris has also decided to add the Willy Decker production of Mozart’s opera “La Clemenza di Tito” to the repertoire at the end of June 2021.

A number of changes at the Opéra National de Paris come few days after a statement from French Minister for Culture Roselyne Bachelot that the French government believes that the reopening of cultural venues at this moment would be hazardous.