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Production Department

To give the productions designed by the theatre a longer lifespan, the Production Department has a policy of co-production with a number of opera houses in France and abroad, and offers a number of existing productions for hire.

Voix humaine

La Voix Humaine / Point d’orgue

Cocteau - Poulenc / Escaich - Py

In 1958, Poulenc composed The Human Voice, a work in one act and for a single female character, alone and facing the distress of the break-up of love. A composer with multiple facets and talents, with a rich orchestral writing nourished by echoes of the sacred, Thierry Escaich has here imposed himself to compose a piece that mirrors Poulenc's own.

La Somnambule

La Sonnambula

Bellini

Bellini explored all the musical possibilities that could convey the complex moods of his heroine, the innocent victim of an unknown evil. The opera features some of the most beautiful soprano arias from the bel canto repertoire. A cast (Pretty Yende as Amina and Elvino by Francesco Demuro) that will be able to count on the experience of Rolando Villazón who signs his first staging in Paris.

un elixir

Un Elixir d'amour

from Donizetti

For this adaptation for young audiences, the story is transposed to the 1930s in a factory making a cough syrup called "Elixir". The atmosphere is inspired by Charlie Chaplin's film Modern Times, but also by the magical atmosphere of Mel Stuart's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The audience takes part in the opera by representing the team of night workers who transform the syrup recipe.

Les Noces de Figaro

Le Nozze di Figaro

Mozart

For his first opera staging, filmmaker James Gray chose to situate the plot at the end of the 18th century in order to better focus on the characters' emotions and the relationships between them.

Dialogues des carmelites

Dialogues des carmelites

Poulenc

Voted "Best Show of the Year" by critics and acclaimed by audiences, Olivier Py's production offers a timeless, deeply moving version of Poulenc's masterpiece.

La Traviata

La traviata

Verdi

The elegant staging of Deborah Warner takes us on a journey to discover a dream landscape where the living and the dying merge.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Rossini

Laurent Pelly signs a judicious and creative staging, where the characters evolve like notes out of the imagination of Rossini

Pelleas et Melisande

Pelleas et Melisande

Debussy

Fluid, sober, clear and respectful of the text, both incarnate and supernatural, Eric Ruf's conception links the scenes as the plans of a film and plays with subtlety of medieval imagery.

Tristan et isolde

Tristan et isolde

Wagner

A great connoisseur of Wagner, Pierre Audi has chosen a subtle and refined aesthetic for his first staging of Tristan and Isolde. A clear-cut actors’ directing reveals the hidden origins of this well-known love drama, while delicate lighting by Jean Kalman and Christof Hetzer’s timeless costumes contribute to creating scenes of great visual power.

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

Mozart

Stéphane Braunschweig imagines the story of Don Giovanni as seen through the eyes of Leporello. The manservant relives his master's last day in a flashback verging on nightmare.

Mithridate

Mithridate

Mozart

Comédie-Française actor and stage director Clément Hervieu-Léger sets the action of Mozart’s drama in a disused theatre, during an unnamed war. Actors and refugees left behind improvise a stageplay of Mithridate by Racine, in a décor by Eric Ruf magnificently lit by Bertrand Couderc. 

Theodora

Theodora

Handel

UK theatre and opera director Stephen Langridge signs a timeless and elegant staging of the last of Haendel oratorios. In this first staged version of Theodora ever presented in Paris, the conflict between the faith of a Christian martyr and a violent and decadent Roman Empire becomes a more universal confrontation of the human being and his choices and beliefs.

Orlando furioso

Orlando furioso

Vivaldi

Pierre Audi situates the action in a mysterious 18th century Venice, where the characters develop in an increasingly strange, unreal setting.

Orlando

Orlando

Handel

In David McVicar's very elegant production, period costumes, magical lighting and masterful décors set off the ambivalences of love.

Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria

Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria

Monteverdi

Between humor and feelings, tenderness and violence, Mariame Clément directs a Return of Ulysses in a setting inspired by the architecture of ancient Greece

Les Petites Noces

Les Petites Noces

from Mozart

The plot of this adaptation for younger audiencesfocuses specifically on the four characters of Figaro, Susanna, the Count and the Countess and the lusts, desires, seductions, betrayals and acts of revenge which define their relationships.

Orfeo

Orfeo ed Euridice

Gluck

Robert Carsen chose to focus on the main character of the opera and opted for a realistic approach, minimizing theatrical artifices and using a unique decor.

Contact

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