Opéra National de Paris to Reopen Theaters in Mid-December

By David Salazar

The Opéra National de Paris has announced that it will reopen both of its theaters starting on Dec. 15, 2020.

In a message to spectators, the company’s managing director Alexander Neef, stated that the company will be showing productions of “La Bohème,” as well as concerts by the Academy and Les Arts Florissants. There will also be a recital by Julie Fuchs and the Ballet School’s production of “Classes en scène.”

The company will also present an exclusive broadcast of Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” between Dec. 26 through Jan. 2, 2021 starring Iain Paterson, Ekaterina Gubanova, Stuart Skelton, Günther Groissböck, Lise Davidsen, Ricarda Merbeth, and Andreas Schager.

Per the company’s official website, a production of “La Traviata,” which was set to originally open the 2020-21 season on Nov. 24, will now open on Dec. 17 and runs for three performances through Dec. 23.

“Carmen” will also open on Dec. 16 and run through Dec. 31, 2020.