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Opéra national de Paris

Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, Opéra national de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Under the new directorship of Stéphane Lissner, the company holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and L'Opéra Bastille (1989) and remains commited to preserving and developing our operatic and ballet heritage, holding more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here. The current musical director is eminent conductor Philippe Jordan.

The birthplace of classical dance, the Paris Opera Ballet stages some 180 performances per season in Paris, the French regions and abroad. Over the years it has played host to many of the world’s greatest choreographers: George Balanchine, Serge Lifar, Rudolf Nureyev, Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart, and of course Pina Bausch. Former Étoile Aurélie Dupont is the current Director of Dance. 

season presented in association with

Upcoming productions

Opéra de Paris:
1, 2, 3 & 6 Dec 2017
Opéra de Paris:
2, 3, 4 & 7 Feb 2018
Paris Opera Ballet:
6, 7, 8 & 11 Jul 2018
Opéra de Paris:
20, 21, 22 & 25 Jul 2018
Opéra de Paris:
17, 18, 19 & 22 Aug 2018

Productions from the 2016/17 season

Opéra de Paris:
18, 19, 20 & 23 Aug 2017
Opéra de Paris:
9, 10, 11 & 14 Jun 2017
Paris Opera Ballet:
5, 6, 7 & 10 May 2017
Opéra de Paris:
31 Mar & 1, 2 & 5 Apr 2017
Opéra de Paris:
10, 11, 12 & 15 Mar 2017
Paris Opera Ballet:
17, 18, 19 & 22 Feb 2017
Opéra de Paris:
25, 26, 27 & 30 Nov 2016

Productions from the 2015/16 season

Opéra de Paris:
10, 11, 12 & 15 Jun 2016
Opéra de Paris:, Paris Opera Ballet:
20, 21, 22 & 25 May 2016
Opéra de Paris:, Paris Opera Ballet:
20, 21, 22 & 25 May 2016
Opéra de Paris:
8, 9, 10 & 13 Apr 2016
Paris Opera Ballet:
11, 12, 13 & 16 Mar 2016
Opéra de Paris:
29, 30 & 31 Jan & 3 Feb 2016
Paris Opera Ballet:
13, 14, 15 & 18 Nov 2015

Productions from the 2014/15 season

Paris Opera Ballet:
24, 25, 26 & 29 Jul 2015
Paris Opera Ballet:
10, 11, 12 & 15 Apr 2015
Opéra de Paris:
13, 14, 15 & 18 Feb 2015
Opéra de Paris:
19, 20, 21 & 24 Dec 2014
Opéra de Paris:
7, 8, 9 & 12 Nov 2014