If you are in Paris this fall or winter and like Opera or ballet, ticket sales for several shows are opening tomorrow, September 8th, on the Opera de Paris website.
You will be able to buy tickets for the following shows:
HANSEL AND GRETEL
First performance on November 20th at 7:30pm
Fairy tale opera in three scenes (1893)
Music by Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)
Libretto by Adelheid Wette after the Grimm Bothers fairy tale
LA BOHEME BY GIACOMO PUCCINI
First performance on November 30th
Opera in four scenes (1896)
Music by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica The Novel by Henri Murger "Scenes de la vie de bohéme"
RAIN choreographed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker
First performance on October 21st at 7:30pm
"With Rain, Anne Teresa de Kersmaeker, a major figure on the choreographic scene,gives us a work of rare intensity and refined purity. The choreographer leads the dancers to transmit the rhythmic pulsations of Music for Eighteen Musicians, by Steve Reich, a quintessential work performed here by the Ensemble Ictus. On stage, music and dance sweep the performers along in a perpetual surge of movement, a dizzying and joyful race which seems to “overflow with life”."
LA SOURCE choreographed by Jean Guillaume Bart
Ballet in Two acts and three scenes after Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Léon
First performance on 29 November 2014 at 7:30pm
"The Persia of legend and fantasy provides the backdrop for the thwarted loves of the hunter Djemil, the beautiful Nouredda, promised to the Khan, and the spirit of the spring, Naila. For his first creation for the Paris Opera Ballet, Etoile Dancer Jean-Guillaume Bart breathes new life into a long neglected work from the repertoire, originally created for the Paris Opera in 1866. The light and colourful score was a joint effort from Ludwig Minkus and Léo Delibes in what was their first ballet composition. The libretto by Arthur Saint-Léon and Charles Nuitter, future composer of Coppélia, draws on Wagnerian romanticism, orientalism and Shakespearean influences and contrasts the real world with that of elves, nymphs and ethereal beings. Working in close collaboration with the dramatist Clément Hervieu-Léger, Jean-Guillaume Bart restores all its original freshness to La Source. This wonderfully poetic dance tale of astounding virtuosity is further enhanced by Christian Lacroix’s flamboyant costumes and Eric Ruf’s evocative use of space."