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    L’Opéra chez soi offers both previously unreleased or already existing recordings of operas, ballets and symphonic works, both live and recorded, as well as educational content and creations from the 3e Scène, some free of charge and others subject to a charge, and available worldwide*.

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  • Iolanta / The Nutcracker

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    The mysterious, unwavering chant of the English horn, punctuated by notes from the bassoon and the clarinet, follows its chromatic descent over twenty bars as if plunging into an unknown world. A world where Iolanta has lived in seclusion since her birth. She is unwittingly blind, since no one ha...

  • Swan Lake

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    Drawing on ancient Slavic and Norse mythology where destiny is often born out of the mysterious forces of nature, Swan Lake has become a legend in its own right. Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score is imbued with a deep sense of nostalgia, echoing the composer’s own experience of love as elusive as ...

  • Les Contes d'Hoffmann

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    By the time he came to tackle the composition of Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Offenbach’s opus already included more than a hundred operas. Left unfinished when he died during rehearsals in October 1880, his last work combines fantasy, gravity and humour in an unexpectedly innovative synthesis of opera...

  • Carmen
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    Carmen

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    “Carmen will never surrender, born free, free will she die” cries Bizet’s heroine to Don José at the end of the opera. This irrepressible freedom, coupled with a need to live ever more intensely on a knife-edge, is present in Calixto Bieito’s production as in no other. Of Mérimée’s character, Bie...

  • Soirée Thierrée / Shechter / Pérez / Pite

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    Four contemporary choreographers come together for a programme that leads the Opera’s dancers to a new form of modernity where bodies vibrate with intensity. To open the evening, James Thierrée takes over the public areas of the Palais Garnier and introduces us to his dream-like world. Canada’s C...

  • Don Giovanni

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    What is this flame that compels Don Giovanni to seduce, subjugate and conquer women one after the other, with the fervour and cold indifference of a predator securing his prey; to pursue through his conquests some obscure and ever‑elusive objective? For his second collaboration with Da Ponte, Moz...

  • Samson et Dalila

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    Lightning streaks through the skies as Dalila declares her love to Samson in one of the finest arias of romantic opera. “My heart awakens to your voice like a flower to the kiss of dawn.” An enchanting yet treacherous beauty… When the thunder at last rumbles, Dalila betrays Samson and offers him ...

  • La Source

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    A legendary and fantastical Persia becomes the backdrop of the thwarted love triangle uniting the hunter Djémil, the beautiful Nouredda - engaged to the Khan- and Naïla, the water sprite. In his first creation for the Paris Opera Ballet, Etoile dancer Jean-Guillaume Bart revived an almost-forgott...

  • La Bayadère

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    The final work of a life utterly devoted to dance, La Bayadere by Rudolf Nureyev has become one of the jewels of the Paris Opera Ballet’s repertoire. First performed in 1992, La Bayadère recounts the ill-fated loves of the dancer Nikiya and the noble warrior Solor, promised to the redoubtable Gam...

  • Il Barbiere di Siviglia

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    "To sharpen the mind of the most doleful of women and suddenly make her shrewd, all it takes is to lock her away and the deed is done."
    - Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Act I, scene 11
    “The Barber is one of the century's masterpieces”. These words were written by the very Berlioz who in his youth had d...

  • Rigoletto

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    “Oh! Le Roi s’amuse is the greatest theme and perhaps the greatest drama of modern times. A work worthy of Shakespeare!” A few months before he wrote these words to Francesco Maria Piave, urging him to “turn Venice upside down and make sure Censors will authorize this theme” – no easy matter give...

  • Exceptional lyric concert

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    To celebrate the Music Day’s 35th anniversary, the Paris Opera gave on 21 June 2016 an exceptional concert at the Bastille Opera House.The program included excerpts of 19th century French and Italian classic repertoire, such as Verdi’s famous operas (Aida, Nabucco, La Forza del Destino, Il Trovat...

  • Il Trovatore

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    The most popular opera of its time and acclaimed since its creation, Il Trovatore single-handedly illustrates the magic of opera. Returning to the stage of the Opéra Bastille in a production by Àlex Ollé, one of the six artistic directors of the Catalan collective La Fura dels Baus, this opera wi...

  • La Troisième Symphonie de Gustav Mahler

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    Long reputed difficult – if not impossible- to dance, Gustav Mahler’s music has inspired many artists since the 1960s. Kenneth MacMillan, Maurice Béjart, Pina Bausch, Jirˇí Kylián and Maguy Marin have successfully tackled this challenge. But one name will undoubtedly remain attached to the musici...

  • Lady Macbeth de Mzensk

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    Of Shostakovich’s initial undertaking – a trilogy on the tragic destinies of Russian women through the ages – only one opera was ever written: the hard-hitting Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Although one of the mainsprings of the work, the Shakespearean parallel is here bitterly ironic: unlike Lady Mac...

  • L'Histoire de Manon

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    Inspired by L’Abbé Prévost’s legendary heroes, Kenneth MacMillan expresses his fascination for lost characters and dramatic subjects. The choreographer stays faithful to the novel’s plot and reconstructs the tragic story of the sensual yet naïve creature who is more victim than demiurge of her ow...

  • Tricentenaire de l'Ecole française de danse

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    Echoing the Tercentenary of the French Dance School, the Paris Opera Ballet School’s performance combines tradition and modernity, allowing the students to master the existing repertoire while opening up new worlds to them. Soir de fête by Léo Staats, is seen as a true display of French choreogra...

  • Don Pasquale

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    Don Pasquale, an old greybeard, decides to take a wife in order to overturn his nephew Ernesto’s plans. Ernesto, however, with the help of Doctor Malatesta, undertakes to ensnare Don Pasquale in the meshes of his own trap, entrusting the role of bride-to-be to Norina, his own betrothed. Docile, t...

  • Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

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    This triptych spans ten years of creation (from 1986 to 1995) and bears witness to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s remarkable dialogues with the great scores of classical music. The term “dialogue” is undoubtedly too tame to describe this almost physical confrontation between two arts. De Keersmaeke...

  • Falstaff

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    There is no work to compare with Falstaff. In his last opera, Giuseppe Verdi, then aged eighty-four, delivered, from behind the mask of his buffoon-like rascal of a hero, the testimony of a life approaching its end and whose moral, like that of the opera, would be: life is but a joke. This indefi...

  • Don Quichotte

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    A comic yet tragic universal figure lost in his own world and out of place in the world of his contemporaries, ridiculous yet imposing, admirable yet pitiful, Don Quixote knows neither deceitfulness, abnegation, nor betrayal. The loss of his ideals and the surrender of principles: this was the de...

  • Les Enfants de Scaramouche

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    Scaramouche, created in 2005 by José Martinez for the School’s youngest pupils. The work, conveyed by the imagination of the children, joyfully revives the troubadour spirit of the Commedia dell’arte. The film director created a mix of fiction and recorded performances

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  • Le Roi Arthus

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    King Arthur makes it to the Paris Opera at last! This rarely performed masterpiece by Chausson was initially created for this opera house. And well over a century after its composition and posthumous premiere, in 1903 at the Théâtre de La Monnaie in Brussels, King Arthur is finally entering the P...

  • Simon Boccanegra

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    What is this flame that compels Don Giovanni to seduce, subjugate and conquer women one after the other, with the fervour and cold indifference of a predator securing his prey; to pursue through his conquests some obscure and ever‑elusive objective? For his second collaboration with Da Ponte, Moz...

  • Cycle Ludwig van Beethoven - Intégrale

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    Programme

    Symphonie n°1 en ut majeur, op 21
    Symphonie n°2 en ré majeur op 36
    Symphonie n°3 en mi bémol majeur « Eroica », op 55
    Symphonie n°4 en si bémol majeur, op 60
    Symphonie n°5 en ut mineur, op 67
    Symphonie n°6 en fa majeur « Pastorale », op 68
    Symphonie n°7 en la mineur op 92
    Symphonie n°8...

  • Cycle Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonie n°1

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    BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY No.1 holds a unique place in the history of this genre, not only because it opens a series of symphonies amongst the most significant monuments of music’s history - and contains the germs of many of its components - but also because, due to this very fact, it represents a fun...

  • Cycle Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonie n°2

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    Beethoven delved into the symphonic genre rather late in his life. He was already 30 years old when he achieved his first Symphony (1800), after a long preparatory period. The reason is, he is then facing two imposing influences of the genre, Mozart and Haydn, and is not considering a frontal app...

  • Cycle Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonie n°3

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    DURING THE FALL 1802, Beethoven is living one of the most serious crises of his life, as tragically witnesses the Heiligenstadt Testament. Aware that his growing deafness will not be cured, increasingly isolated from the outside world of people and sounds, he contemplated suicide: “A little more ...

  • Cycle Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonie n°4

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    La Symphonie n°4 a sans doute un peu souffert d’être prise dans un imposant étau, entre la Troisième et la Cinquième. Celle-là portait en elle de véritables forces révolutionnaires ; celle-ci ouvrait une ère de lutte titanesque avec le destin, un langage littéralement inouï dont le chemin sera au...

  • Cycle Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonie n°5

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    Beethoven Symphony No. 5 represents a spectacular milestone in the history of symphonic form, after which it would be impossible to turn backwards. The composer once and for all rejects the static, architectural organization inherent of the classical symphony (where entirely independent movements...

  • Cycle Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonie n°6

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    The Symphonies No.6 in F major “Pastoral”, op 68 and No.8 in F major, op 93 have been composed and premiered together, on 22 December 1808 at the Theater an der Wien, during a marathon concert that lasted more than 4 hours and was organized as a farewell concert to Vienna (Beethoven was supposed ...

  • Cycle Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonie n°7

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    The Symphony No. 7 's first draft is dated 13 May 1812. A week later, Napoleon called the German Princes gathered in Dresden to engage their troops in the attack launched against Russia. Like the Symphony No.3, called “Eroica” (first dedicated in 1802 to “the memory of a great man”, aka the First...

  • Cycle Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonie n°8

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    BEETHOVEN COMPOSED his Symphony No.8 between 1811 and 1812. As soon as his “Seventh” was completed, he tried, in vain, to compose a new concerto for piano, and re-used instead this initial work to create his “Height” in Vienna, on 17 February 1814. The 8th Symphony was born during Beethoven’s dar...

  • Cycle Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonie n°9

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    BEETHOVEN’S NINTH AND LAST SYMPHONY is at the same time one of his most ambitious projects, a decisive and formal event in the history of Western music and a symbol of the ethical-political duty that was once endorsed by arts in our culture. “Beauty alone confers happiness on all, and under its i...

  • Symphonies de Tchaïkovski (n°1,2,3,4,5 et 6)

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    As part of the Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky Cycle, Philippe Jordan and the Paris Opera Orchestra will explore the complete Symphonies of Russian Romanticism.

    Symphonie n°1 en sol mineur « Rêves d’hiver », op.13
    Symphonie n° 2 en ut mineur « Petite-russienne », op. 17
    Symphonie n°3 en ré majeur, op...

  • Symphonies n°1 et n°5 de Tchaïkovski

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    Symphonie n°1 en sol mineur « Rêves d’hiver », op.13
    Symphonie n°5 en mi mineur, op.64

    Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
    Direction musicale : Philippe Jordan

    Une coproduction Opéra national de Paris, Telmondis etMezzo
    Avec la participation de France Télévisions
    Avec le soutien exceptionnel...

  • Symphonies n°2 et n°4 de Tchaïkovski

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    Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Little Russia”, op. 17
    Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36

    Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
    Direction musicale : Philippe Jordan

    Une coproduction Opéra national de Paris, Telmondis etMezzo
    Avec la participation de France Télévisions
    Avec le soutien exceptionnel d...

  • Symphonies n°3 et n°6 de Tchaïkovski

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    Symphonie n°3 en ré majeur, opus 29
    Symphonie n°6 en si mineur, « Pathétique », opus 74

    Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
    Direction musicale : Philippe Jordan

    Une coproduction Opéra national de Paris, Telmondis etMezzo
    Avec la participation de France Télévisions
    Avec le soutien exceptio...