2006-2007 Concerts, Operas, Ballets

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Paris Opera - Palais Garnier, Paris Chatelet Music Theater,
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Bastille Opera

Opera

9 th September to 16th October 2006
Lucia di Lammermoor
Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
Opera in three acts (1835)
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano based on Walter Scott’s Fiancée of Lammermoor and the tragedy extracted from Victor Ducange’s novel in Italian.
Paris National Opera Orchestra and Choir conducted by Evelino Pidò
Staging: Andrei Serban
Decoration and costumes: William Dudley
Lighting: Guido Levi
Choir conducted by: Peter Burian
With Natalie Dessay as Lucia, Matthew Polenzani as Edgardo di Ravenswood, Salvatore Cordella as Arturo Bucklaw, Ludovic Tézier as Enrico Ashton, Kwangchul Youn as Raimondo Bidebent, Marie-Thérèse Keller as Alisa, Christian Jean as Normanno.
Opening 9th September 2006 at 19:30.
Time: 13 September (19:30), 17 (14:30), 22, 25, 28 (19:30) October 2, 6, 9, 12, 16 (19:30).
Price range: 5€ to 130€

18th September to 18th October 2006
Salomé
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Lyric drama in one act (1905)
Libretto drawn from Oscar Wilde’s play in German translation by Hedwig Lachmann in German
Paris National Opera and Choir conducted by Hartmut Haenchen
Staging: Lev Dodin
Decoration and costumes: David Borovsky
Lighting: Jean Kalman
Choreography: Jourii Vassilkov
Dramaturgy: Mikhail Stronine
With Catherine Naglestad as Salomé, Chris Merritt as Herodes, Jane Henschel as Herodias, Evgeny Nikitinas Jochanaan, Tomislav Muzˇek as Narraboth, Ulrike Mayer as Page der Herodias,  Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke as Erster Jude, Eric Huchet as Zweiter Jude, Mihajlo Arsenski as Dritter Jude,  Andreas Jäggi as Vierter Jude, Yuri Kissin as Fünfter Jude, Ilya Bannik as Erster Nazarener, Paul Gay Zweiter Nazarener,
Friedemann Röhlig, Erster Soldat, Scott Wilde Zweiter as soldiers.
Opening 18th September 2006 20:00.
Time: September 23, 27 (20:00), October 1st (14:30), 4 (20:00), 8 (14:30), 14, 18 (20:00),
Price range: 5€ to 130€

11th October to 14th November 2006
The Trojans
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
New production as homage to HERBERT WERNICKE
Opera in five acts and nine scenes (1863)
On Libretto by Hector Berlioz based on The Aeneid of Virgil in French
Paris National Opera and Choir and Maîtrise of Hauts-de-Seine and Paris Opera’s Children’s Choir conducted by Sylvain Cambreling
Staging, design, costumes and lighting based on Herbert Wernicke and produced by Tine Buyse, Joachim Janner, Xavier Zuber and Olaf Winter.
Choir conducted by Peter Burian

The conquest of TROY
With Deborah Polaski as Cassandra,  Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet (17, 24 oct.) and Gaele Le Roi as Ascagne,  Anne Salvan as Hecuba, Jon Villars/Jon Kettilson (17, 24 oct.) Aeneas, Franck Ferrari as Coroebus, Nicolas Testé as Panthous, Philippe Fourcade as Hector’s ghost,  Nikolai Didenko as Priam, Frédéric Caton as a Greek Captain, Bernard Richter as Helenus, Dörte Lyssewski as Andromaque.

The Trojans at Carthage
With Deborah Polaski and Yvonne Naef (17, 24 oct.) as Dido, Elena Zaremba as Anna, Gaële Le Roi as Ascagne, Jon Villars and Jon Kettilson (17, 24 Oct.) and Iopas Eric Cutler as Aeneas, Bernard Richter as Hylas, Kwangchul Youn as Narbal, Nicolas Testé as Panthée and Mercury, Nikolai Didenko and Frédéric Caton as two Trojan Captains.
Opening: 11 October, 2006 at 18:00.
Time: October 15 (14:30), October 17, 21, 24, 28 and November 1st, 4, 9, 14 (18:00).
Price range: 5€ to 150€

25th October to 19th November 2006
Elisir d'amore
Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
Melodramma giocoso (comic opera) in two acts (1832)
Libretto by Felice Romani, based on Eugène Scribe’s in Italian
Paris National Opera Orchestra and Choir conducted by Edward Gardner
Staging and costumes: Laurent Pelly
Design: Chantal Thomas
Lighting: Joël Adam
Dramaturgy: Agathe Mélinand
Choir conducted by Peter Burian
With Heidi Grant Murphy as Adina, Charles Castronovo as Nemorino, Laurent Naouri as Belcore, Alberto Rinaldi as Dulcamara, Aleksandra Zamojska as Giannetta.
Opening: 25th October 2006 19:30.
Time:  October 30, November 3, 8, 11, 15, 17 (19:30), November 19 (14:30).
Price range: 5€ to130€ 

13th November to 9th December 2006

L'Amour des trois oranges (Love of The Three Oranges)
Serguei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Opera in four acts and a prologue (1921)
Libretto of the composer based on Carlo Gozzi ‘s play L’Amore delle tre melarance in French.
Paris National Opera Orchestra and Choir conducted by Alexander Lazarev.
Staging: Gilbert Deflo
Decoration and costumes: William Orlandi
Choreography: Marta Ferri
Lighting: Joël Hourbeigt
Choir conducted by Peter Burian

With Philippe Rouillon as King of Clubs, Charles Workman as The Prince, Hannah Esther Minutillo, as The Princesse Clarice, Guillaume Antoine as Leandro, Barry Banks as Trouffaldino, Jean-Luc Ballestra as Pantaloon,  Alain Vernhes as Chelio, Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet as Fata Morgana, Letitia Singleton as Linette, Natacha Constantin as Nicolette, Aleksandra Zamojska as Ninetta, Victor von Halem as the cook,  Antoine Garcin as Farfarello, Lucia Cirillo as Smeraldina.
Opening: 13th November 2006 19:30.
Time: November 18, 20 (19:30), November 26 (14:30), November 28 and December 1st, 4, 7, 9  (19:30).
Price range: 5€ to 130€

2 to 30 December 2006
Der Rosenkavalier (The Cavalier of the Rose) by Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Comedy in three acts (1911) on Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Libretto in German.
Paris National Opera Orchestra and Choir/ Maîtrise of Hauts-de-Seine/Paris Opera’s Children’s Choir conducted by Philippe Jordan.
Staging, decoration and costumes: Herbert Wernicke
Lighting: Werner Breitenfelder
Choir conducted by Peter Burian.

With Anne Schwanewilms as Die Feldmarschallin,  Franz Hawlata as Der Baron Ochs, Vesselina Kasarova as Octavian, Olaf Bär as Herr von Faninal, Heidi Grant Murphy as Sophie, Michèle Lagrange  asMarianne Leitmetzerin, Ales Briscein as Valzacchi, Helene Schneiderman as Annina, Tomislav Muzˇek as Ein Sänger, Scott Wilde as Ein Polizeikommissar, Wilfried Gahmlich as Der Haushofmeister bei der Feldmarschallin, Mihajlo Arsenski as Der Haushofmeister bei Faninal,
Lynton Black as Ein Notar, Christoph Homberger as Ein Wirt.
Co-produced with Salzbourg Festival
Opening 2nd December 2006 at 19:00.
Time: December 5 (19:00), 10 (14:30), 14, 21 (19:00), 24 (14:30), 27, 30 (19:00).
Price range: 5€ to 150€.

20th January to 17th February 2007
Il dissoluto punito ossia il Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Dramma giocoso (comic opera) in two acts (1787).
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte in Italian
Paris National Opera Orchestra and Choir conducted by Edward Gardner.
Staging: Michael Haneke
Decoration: Christoph Kanter
Costumes: Annette Beaufaÿs
Lighting: André Diot
Choir conducted by: Peter Burian.

With Peter Mattei as Don Giovanni, Mikhail Petrenko as Il Commendatore, Christine Schäfer/Anja Harteros as Donna Anna, Shawn Mathey as Don Ottavio,  Ana Maria Martinez as Donna Elvira, Luca Pisaroni as Leporello, David Bizic as Masetto, and Aleksandra Zamojska as Zerlina.
Opening: 20th January 2007 19:30.
Time: January 24, 27, 29, 31 and February , 2, 5 (19:30), February 11 (14:30), February 14, 17 19:30).
Price range: 5€ to 130€

25th January to 15th February 2007
The Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
Opera fantastique in a prologue, three acts and an epilogue (1881)
Libretto by Jules Barbier
Based on Jules Barbier and Michel Carré’s drama in French.
Paris National Opera Orchestra and Choir conducted by Marc Piollet.
Staging: Robert Carsen
Decoration and costumes: Michael Levine
Lighting: Jean Kalman
Dramaturgy:  Ian Burton
Choreographic Movements: Philippe Giraudeau
Choir conducted by: Peter Burian

With Rolando Villazon as Hoffmann, Nicklausse Ekaterina Gubanova as La muse, Franck Ferrari as Lindorf, Coppélius, Dr Miracle, Dapertutto, Christoph Homberger as Andres, Cochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio, Patricia Petibon as Olympia,  Annette Dasch as Antonia, Fabiola Herrera as Giulietta Nancy, Marie-Paule Dotti as Antonia’s mother, Jason Bridges as Nathanaël, Christian Jean as Spalanzani, Sergei Stilmachenko as Hermann, Yuri Kissin as Schlemil, Alain Vernhes as Luther, Crespel
Opening: 25th January 2007 at 19:30.
Time: January 28 (14:30), January 30 and February, 3, 7, 10, 13, 15  (19:30).
Price range: 5€ 130€

16th February to 20th March 2007
La Juive by Jacques Fromental Halévy (1799-1862).
New Production
Opera in five acts (1835) to Libretto by Eugène Scribe in French.
Paris National Opera and Choir and Maîtrise of Hauts-de-Seine and Paris Opera’s Children’s Choir  conducted by Daniel Oren.
Staging: Pierre Audi
Decoration: George Tsypin
Costumes: Dagmar Niefind
Lighting: Jean Kalman
Dramaturgy: Willem Bruls
Choir conducted by: Peter Burian

With Eudoxie Annick Massis as The princesse, Anna Caterina Antonacci as Rachel, Neil Shicoff and Chris Merritt (3, 20 March) as Éléazar, Kwangchul Youn and Ferruccio Furlanetto (14, 18, 20 March) as cardinal de Brogni , TBD as Léopold, André Heyboer as Ruggiero, Vincent Pavesi as Albert.
Opening: 16th February 2007 at 19:00.
Time: February 20, 24, 28, March 3, 6 (AROP Gala), 10, 14, (19:00), March 18 (14:30), March 20 2007 (19:00).
Price range: 5€ to 150€

27th March to 19th April 2007
Louise
Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956)
New Production
Musical Romance in four acts (1900)
Libretto by Gustave Charpentier in French
Paris National Opera Orchestra and Choir conducted by Sylvain Cambreling
Staging: André Engel
Decoration: Nicky Rieti
Costumes: Chantal de La Coste Messelière
Lighting: André Diot
Dramaturgy: Dominique Muller
Choir conducted by: Peter Burian

With Mireille Delunsch as Louise, Jane Henschel as the mother, Marie-Paule Dotti as Irma, Natacha Constantin as Camille, Anne Salvan as Gertrude, Paul Groves as Julien, José Van Dam as the father, Luca Lombardo as le pape des fous and a noctambule, and René Schirrer as Un chiffonnier.
Opening: 27th March 2007 at 19:30.
Time: March 30, April 3, 6, 9, 12 (19:30), April 15 (14:30), April 19 (19:30).
Price range: 5€ to 130€

10th April to 10th May 2007
Simon Boccanegra
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Melodramma in a prologue and three acts (1881)
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave andArrigo Boito based on Antonio Garcia’s play.
Music conducted by James Conlon.
Staging: Johan Simons
Decoration: Bert Neumann
Costumes: Nina von Mechow
Lighting: Lothar Baumgarte
Choir conducted by: Peter Burian.
With Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Simon Boccanegra, Franz Josef Selig as Jacopo Fiesco (Andrea), Amelia Grimaldi and Ana Maria Martinez as Maria Boccanegra, Roberto Alagna and Stefano Secco (17, 24 April) as Gabriele Adorno, Albani Franck Ferrari as Paolo, Nicolas Testé as Pietro.
Opening: 10th April 2007 at 19:30.
April 13, 17, 20, 24, 26 (19:30), May 6 (14:30), May 10 (19:30).
Price range: 5€ to 130€

27th April to 18th May 2007
L'Affaire Makropoulos
Leos Janácek (1854-1928)
New Production
Opera in three acts (1926)
Libretto of the composer based on homonymous play by Karel Capek in Czech.
Paris National Opera and Choir conducted byTomas Hanus
Staging: Krzysztof Warlikowski
Decoration and costumes: Malgorzata Szczesniak
Lighting: Felice Ross
Choir conducted by: Peter Burian.

With Angela Denoke as Emilia Marty, Charles Workman as Albert Gregor, Vincent Le Texier as Jaroslav Prus, David Kuebler as Vítek, Karine Deshayes as Krista, Ales Briscein as Janek, Ryland Davies as Hauk-Sendorf.
Co-produced with Teatro Real, Madrid.
Opening 27th April 2007 at 20:00.
Time: April 30 (20:00), May 4, 8, 11, 14, 16, 18 (20:00).
Price range: 5€ to 130€

15th May to 11th June 2007
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Romantic Opera in three acts (1850)
Libretto of the composer in German
Paris National Opera and Choir conducted by Valery Gergiev
Staging: Robert Carsen
Decoration and costumes: Paul Steinberg
Lighting: Dominique Bruguière
Choir conducted by: Peter Buria

With Jan-Hendrik Rootering as Heinrich der Vogler, Ben Heppner as Lohengrin, Mireille Delunsch as Elsa von Brabant, Jean-Philippe Lafont as Friedrich von Telramund, Waltraud Meier as Ortrud, and Evgeny Nikitin as Der Heerrufer des Königs.
Opening 15th May 2007 at19:00.
Time: May 19, 23, 26 and June 2, 5, 8, 11 (19:00)
Price range: 5€ to 150€

4th June to 13th July 2007
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
New Production
Melodramma in three acts (1859)
Libretto by Antonio Somma inspired by Gustave III ou Le bal masqué by Eugène Scribe in Italian.
Paris National Opera and Choir conducted by Semyon Bychkov (June4, 7, 10, 19, 22, 25, 28 and July 1, 4) and Paul Weigold (June 13, 16 July 7, 10, 13).
Staging: Gilbert Deflo
Decoration and costumes: William Orlandi
Lighting: Joël Hourbeigt
Choir conducted by: Peter Burian.

With Marcelo Alvarez as Riccardo, Ludovic Tézier as Renato, Angela Brown as Amelia, Elena Manistina as Ulrica, Camilla Tilling as Oscar, Jean-Luc Ballestra as Silvano, Michail Schelomianski as Sam, and Scott Wilde as Tom.
Opening 4th June 2007 at 19:30.
Time: June 7 (19:30), June 10 (14:30), June 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28 (19:30), July 1 (14:30), July 4, 7, 10, 13 (19:30).
Price range: 5€ to 150€

Ballet

15 December to 4 janvier 2007
Coppélia - Patrice Bart
Ballet in two acts – based on Arthur Saint Léon
Music by Léo Delibes
Choreography and staging; Patrice Bart (created for Paris National Opera 1996)
Decoration and costumes: Ezio Toffolutti
Lighting: Yves Bernard
Performed by the Star dancers and Premiers Dancers  and the Opera Ballet Corps. Colonne Orchestra conducted by Koen Kessels.
Opening 15 December 2006 at 19:30.
Time: December 16 (14:30/20 :00), December 17 (14:30 Matinée "Rêve d'enfants" - AROP), December 18, 20, 22 (19:30), December 23 (14:30/20:00), December 25, 26, 28, 29, 31(19;30), January 2007:1st (16:00), 2nd, 4th (19:30).
Price range 5€ to 130€

27th February to 1st April 2007
Don Quixote - Rudolf Nureyev
Ballet in a prolog and three acts – based on a number of episodes of Miguel de Cervantes' novel.
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Arrangements: John Lanchbery
Choreography and staging: Rudolf Nureyev (created for Paris Opera, 1981)
Based on Marius Petipa
Decoration: Alexandre Beliaev
Costumes: Elena Rivkina
Lighting: Philippe Albaric
Performed by the Star dancers and Premiers Dancers and the Opera Ballet Corps.
Music conducted by Pavel Sorokin
Opening 27th February 2007 at 19:30.
Time: March 1st, 2 (19:30), March 4th (14:30), March 5, 7, 9, 12, 15, 17, 23, 26, 28, 31 (19:30), April, 1st (14:30).
Price range: 5€ to 75€



Concerts


19th December 2006
George Benjamin
Symphonic concert
With George Benjamin Palimpsest, Dance Figures,
Alexandre Scriabine Ecstatic Poem

Maurice Ravel Daphnis and Chloé (2nd suite)
Time: 19 December 2006 at 20:00.
Price range: 5€ to 44€

21st April 2007
Christoph von Dohnanyi
Symphonic concert
With Soile Isokoski, soprano,

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony n°31 Paris, K.297
Richard Strauss: Vier letze Lieder
Johannes Brahms: Symphony n°2, op.73.
Time:  21st April 2007 at 20:00.
Price range: 5€ to 44€

27th June 2007
Hartmut Haenchen
Symphonic concert

Franz Schubert: "Unfinished" Symphony n°8.
Gustav Mahler: Kindertotenlieder
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony n°40, K.550.
Time: 27th June 2007 at 20:00.
Price range: 5€ to 44€.

 

Concerts at the Bastille Amphitheatre
15th September 2006

"Les Jeunes Solistes" Ensemble, directed by Rachid Safir
Ève, Vénus, Diane and others
Works by Régis Campo, Clément Janequin, Antoine De Bertrand, Clemens Non Papa, Patrick Burgan.
Performed by Julie Hassler, Anne-Marie Jacquin, Maryseult Wieczorek (soprano), Frédéric Bétous (counter-tenor), Laurent David (tenor), Jean-Christophe Jacques (baritone), and Alain Lyet (baritone-bass).
Bastille Amphithéâtre
Time: 15th September 2006 at 20:00.
Price range: 10€ to 24€

19th January 2007
"Les Jeunes Solistes" Ensemble under the direction of Rachid Safir
English Sacred Music.
Works by William Cornysh, Benjamin Britten, Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina, Jonathan Harvey.
With Raphaële Kennedy, Céline Boucard (soprano), Philippe Barth, Magid El-Bushra (contre-tenors), David Lefort, Laurent David (tenors), Jean-Christophe Jacques, and Geoffroy Buffière (baritones).
Time: 19th January 2007 at 20:00.
Price range: 10€ to 24€

23rd March 2007
"Les Jeunes Solistes" Ensemble, directed by Rachid Safir
Love Songs
Works by Claude Vivier, Peter Eötvös , Claudio Monteverdi, Carlo Gesualdo, Luca Marenzio.
With Céline Boucard, Anne-Marie Jacquin, Julie Hassler (soprano), Blandine Folio (mezzo-soprano), Frédéric Bétous (counter-tenor), Laurent David (tenor), Jean-Christophe Jacques (baritone).
Time: 23rd March 2007 at 20:00.
Price range: 10€ to 24€

27 November 2006
Modern Concert Ensemble
George Benjamin: Three Inventions, At First Light,
Saed Haddad: On Love,
Wolfgang Rihm: Gedrängte Form.
Ensemble Modern conducted by George Benjamin
Time: 27th November 2006 at 20:00.
Price range: 10€ to 24€

 

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