New Production! The Opéra National de Paris begins its 350th Anniversary celebrations with this new staging of one French culture's true glories. A great cast including Lisette Oropesa, Yosep Kang, Ermonela Jaho and Nicolas Testé has been assembled for this long-awaited revival of Giacomo Meyerbeer’s spectacular Grand Opera, on stage in Paris for the first time in eight decades!
An immediate success on its first staging in 1836, Les Huguenots became a Paris Opera repertory mainstay and was the first work to be performed by the company 1000 times. It's a monumental fresco featuring various impossible loves in the context of the 16th century conflict between French Protestants (Huguenots) and the Catholic majority under Charles IX.
For its revival, Andreas Kriegenburg places these romantic and religious entanglements in an immaculate futuristic setting in which the costumes appear yet more flamboyant and the victims’ blood more violently red. The exciting Michele Mariotti conducts.
Please note programme change: the previously billed Bryan Hymel was forced to withdraw from this production due to illness. (20/09/18)