Peter Mattei, Charles Castronovo, Varduhi Abrahamyan Headline Paris Opera’s Revised Fall 2020 Season

By David Salazar

The Paris Opera has unveiled its full opening program for the revised 2020-21 season.

The company, which canceled seven productions originally set to open the season, will now reopen the main auditorium of the Opéra Bastille with a concert version of Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” on Nov. 23, 2020.

The company will follow that up with Simon Stone’s production of “La Traviata” starring, per the company’s official website, Zuzana Marková, Frédéric Antoun, and Peter Mattei. James Gaffigan conducts.

Performance Dates: Nov. 24- Dec. 23, 2020

Calixto Bieito’s “Carmen” will also return with a cast, per the company’s official website, comprised of Charles Castronovo, Lucas Meachem, Varduhi Abrahamyan, and Valentina Nafornita. Keri-Lynn Wilson will conduct.

Performance Dates: Dec. 16-31, 2020

The company also revealed that the Oct. 16 concert, which was originally set to take place at the Opéra Bastille, has been relocated to the Philharmonie de Paris.

There will also be concert performances at the Palais Garnier, though the full details of those performances will be released at a later date.