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Secession Orchestra, Clément Mao-Takacs, Marie-Laure Garnier, Eléonore Pancrazi

Strauss, Lehár, Stolz, Liszt...

The waltz in all its guises captures the timeless spirit of Vienna

BJM Dance Montréal

Dance Me - Leonard Cohen

Dance Me is BJM Dance Montréal’s moving and powerful tribute to fellow Canadian Leonard Cohen.

Jakub Józef Orliński

Cavalli, Handel, Boretti, Conti, Hasse

Recitals, Handel operas and a debut album have propelled countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński into the major league

Radio Classique Christmas Concert

Share a festive evening of great classical seasonal masterpieces and a selection of the finest Christmas carols

Swan Lake

Kiev National Opera Ballet

The Kiev National Opera Ballet, which captivated Paris last winter with The Nutcracker, is back with that other great classic Swan Lake.

Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini

Albinoni, Vivaldi, Legrenzi...

A sunny start to the year with Baroque music from Italy courtesy of Giovanni Antonini and Il Giardino Armonico

Vannina Santoni, Saimir Pirgu

Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Gounod...

They were Violetta and Alfredo, two lovers separated only in death, onstage here last winter. This season, they are reunited for a recital of arias and duets, on the theme of love, of course.

Arcadi Volodos

Liszt, Schumann

Arcadi Volodos with his beloved Lizst and Schumann

Orchestre de chambre de Paris

Douglas Boyd, Stéphanie d’Oustrac

Berlioz celebrated with a new composition by Arthur Lavandier with mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac

Orchestre National de France

Emmanuel Krivine, Julia Fischer

The “National” and its conductor Emmanuel Krivine are in good company with violin virtuoso Julia Fischer

L’Italiana in Algeri

Gioachino Rossini

This foray into the exotic East is an entertainment dished up with humour and virtuosity by the music of a young Rossini

Piccolo, Saxo et Compagnie

Young audience program

This musical tale, written by Jean Broussolle and set to music by André Popp, is as fresh as ever and earthy Juliette is living proof.

Orlando

Georg Friedrich Handel

Handel in all his musical and vocal splendour and a legendary madness scene

Nobuyuki Tsujii

Schubert, Scriabin, Chopin

This young Japanese pianist, who is a star in his homeland and a rising star on the world stage, performs Schubert, Chopin and Scriabin.

Jean-Philippe Collard

Chopin, Fauré, Granados

Pianist Jean-Philippe Collard makes a dazzling return visit to the stage of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.

Orchestre de chambre de Paris

François-Frédéric Guy

A complete tour of Beethoven’s piano concertos in one evening with François-Frédéric Guy

Belcea Quartet

Complete string quartets Beethoven IV

The fourth in the series of Beethoven’s complete quartets with the Belcea Quartet

Jonas Kaufmann

Johann Strauss, Robert Stolz, Emmerich Kálmán...

The hugely talented Jonas Kaufmann is an infrequent visitor to Paris, so be sure not to miss this new recital.

Magnificat

C. P. E. Bach, J. S. Bach

The Magnificat, a sublime canticle sung by the Virgin Mary after the Annunciation, in versions by Bach the elder and his son. A musical and spiritual lineage.

Jan Lisiecki

Bach, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Beethoven

A generous helping of Romanticism from young Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki

Orchestre de chambre de Paris

Nicolas Altstaedt

A Viennese evening from Haydn to Schoenberg in the company of Nicolas Altstaedt

Philippe Jaroussky, Jérôme Ducros

Schubert

We already know that his curiosity extends from the Baroque repertoire to the most contemporary works. This season, Philippe Jaroussky has set himself the new challenge of Schubert’s Lieder.

Euskadi Symphony Orchestra

Robert Trevino, Jennifer Johnston, Corby Welch

The Euskadi Symphony Orchestra and its conductor Robert Trevino perform Ravel and Mahler

Nizhny-Novgorod Youth Symphony Orchestra Soloists, Maxim Emelyanychev

Mozart, Brahms, Haydn

Young Russian piano and conducting prodigy, Maxim Emelyanychev, in a symphony programme

Les Petites Noces

from Mozart - Participatory Opera

Following in the wake of The Barber of Seville and Carmen, it is now the turn of Susanna, Figaro, the Countess, Count and Cherubino to lead audience members young and old in song

Francesco Piemontesi

Schubert, Liszt

The Swiss pianist captures light and shade exquisitely, a quality which will serve him exceptionally well in his performances of Schubert and Liszt

Elsa Dreisig, Jonathan Ware

Strauss, Rachmaninov, Duparc

Young soprano Elsa Dreisig boasts a meteoric career in the intimate art of the recital spanning three different musical worlds

Requiem

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

One of Mozart’s most poignant works, enriched by three centuries of legend and preceded by rare works by his contemporaries.

Elisabeth Leonskaja, Liza Ferschtman, Jakob Koranyi

Schubert Cycle I

Elisabeth Leonskaja is in good company on the first stage of her journey with Schubert with the two trios for piano and strings.

Elisabeth Leonskaja, Frans Helmerson, Streichquartett der Staatskapelle Berlin

Schubert Cycle II

Elisabeth Leonskaja is in good company on the second stage of her journey with Schubert with two quintets echoing the trios of the previous day.

Die Schöpfung

The creation of the universe by the founding father of Viennese classicism

Trio Wanderer, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Giedrė Šlekytė

Brahms, Beethoven

Trio Wanderer celebrate the Master of Bonn with the Triple Concerto

Evgeny Kissin

Beethoven

A Beethoven masterclass from Evgeny Kissin

Mass in C

Ludwig van Beethoven

The Mass in C preceded the completion of the Missa solemnis by fifteen years, but the musician’s modern and visionary dimension was already apparent.

Adam Laloum

Schubert

Adam Laloum brings all of his sensitivity to bear on Schubert’s last piano sonatas

Roberto Alagna

Caruso programme

Roberto Alagna and Yvan Cassar have devised a Caruso programme brimming with pleasure and virtuosity.

Belcea Quartet

Complete string quartets Beethoven V

The fifth in the series of Beethoven’s complete quartets with the Belcea Quartet

Juditha triumphans

Antonio Vivaldi

Written for all-female voices, this sole surviving oratorio by the “Red Priest” will be conducted by Vivaldi connoisseur Jean-Christophe Spinosi.

Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Florian Donderer, Christian Tetzlaff

Beethoven performed by violinist Christian Tetzlaff, with one of the big “hits” of the concert repertoire.

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Richard Strauss

A fascinating and complex work born of the fruitful collaboration between Strauss and his librettist Hofmannsthal, this Frau calls for an exceptional artistic team of the calibre assembled here.

Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra reunites with Yannick Nézet-Séguin for Mahler’s Fifth Symphony.

Truls Mørk, Behzod Abduraimov

Cello Grand Week-end I

The cello in all its guises in five instalments beginning with Norwegian master Truls Mørk.

Victor Julien-Laferrière, Justin Taylor, Jonas Vitaud

Cello Grand Week-end II

The cello in all its guises in five instalments: part two with Victor Julien-Laferrière, one of the most brilliant young cellists of the French school.

Alexander Kniazev, Andreï Korobeinikov

Cello Grand Week-end III

The cello in all its guises in five instalments: part three with Alexander Kniazev, a star of the Russian school.

Shani Diluka

Beethoven & Improvisations

A journey to the East in the company of Beethoven with pianist Shani Diluka and Indian musicians Mehboob Nadeem and Mitel Purihot

Pablo Ferrández, Luis Del Valle

Cello Grand Week-end IV

The cello in all its guises in five instalments: part four with the next generation of emerging artists and one of its most promising performers, Spanish cellist Pablo Ferrández

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Isata Kanneh-Mason

Cello Grand Week-end V

The cello in all its guises in five instalments: the fifth and final instalment with young British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, whose talent was showcased at last year’s Royal Wedding.

Petite Messe solennelle

Gioachino Rossini

The last masterpiece by Rossini, who had abandoned operatic composition. However, inspiration is not wanting in this “final sinful indulgence of old age”.

Wiener Philharmoniker

Andris Nelsons

A Beethoven masterclass from the Vienna Philharmonic and Andris Nelsons: from the legacy of Haydn to the Third or “Eroica”.

Wiener Philharmoniker

Andris Nelsons

A Beethoven masterclass from the Vienna Philharmonic and Andris Nelsons: the bliss of the Fourth and Fifth are the pinnacle of Romanticism

Fidelio

Ludwig van Beethoven

An orchestral masterclass from Beethoven and a moving hymn to love and liberty

Wiener Philharmoniker

Andris Nelsons

A Beethoven masterclass from the Vienna Philharmonic and Andris Nelsons: the Pastoral Sixth and the shock of the Seventh

Wiener Philharmoniker

Andris Nelsons

A Beethoven masterclass from the Vienna Philharmonic and Andris Nelsons: the lively Eighth and the monumental Ninth

Alexander Melnikov, Andreas Staier

Schubert

Alexander Melnikov and Andreas Staier demonstrate their close rapport in dazzling Schubert for four-hands.

Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra

Łukasz Borowicz, Rafał Blechacz

A tribute to Polish music past and present with conductor Lukasz Borowicz and pianist Rafal Blechacz.

Ensemble Les Surprises

Purcell in love

The Ensemble Les Surprises takes us on a journey of love with Purcell

Pinocchio

Young audience program

A version of the adventures of Pinocchio in which music, drama and graphic illustrations combine to create a truly poetic universe.

Renée Fleming, Evgeny Kissin

Brahms, Liszt, Duparc, Debussy

Two stars of voice and piano with an evening of German Romanticism and French melody

Roberto Devereux

Gaetano Donizetti

An opera steeped in passion with ambitious Queen Elisabetta and Roberto, the archetypal Romantic hero. A tragic historical canvas handled magnificently by David McVicar

Nikolaï Lugansky

Beethoven, Franck

Russian pianist Nikolaï Lugansky with Beethoven’s Appassionata in counterpoint to the refinement of César Franck.

Elena Galitskaya, Michel Portal, Michel Dalberto

Schubert, Brahms

The clarinet is in the spotlight in the works of Brahms and Schubert, with maestro Michel Portal, pianist Michel Dalberto, and Russian soprano Elena Galitskaya.

Johannes-Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach

The earlier of Bach’s two Passions, which already demonstrates his perfect mastery of the balance between solo arias and choral parts

Acanthe et Céphise

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Rameau’s inspired handling of drama and colour inform this neglected heroic pastorale revived by Les Ambassadeurs

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Rebecca Nelsen

Esa-Pekka Salonen is at the helm of the Philharmonia Orchestra for Mahler’s swansong Ninth Symphony.

Nemanja Radulovic, Laure Favre-Kahn, Michel Vuillermoz

Beethoven, Tolstoy

Nemanja Radulovic and Michel Vuillermoz engage in dialogue with Beethoven and Tolstoy

Roméo et Juliette

Charles Gounod

Burning passion and ardent embraces in this Shakespeare tragedy featuring two of the most intense roles in the French repertoire. Gounod scales epic heights.

Orchestre de chambre de Paris

Douglas Boyd, Jean-Guihen Queyras

Jean-Guihen Queyras’s cello: from the Romanticism of Saint-Saëns to the modernity of Boulez

Boris Berezovsky

Ravel, Debussy, Stravinsky, Prokofiev

Due to illness, Boris Berezovsky has to postponed his recital on Friday 3rd April at 8pm.

Serse

Georg Friedrich Handel

Handel’s rarely performed Serse championed here by highly promising singers Emily D’Angelo and Jakub Józef Orliński. 

Belcea Quartet

Complete string quartets Beethoven VI

The sixth and final concert by the Belcea quartet performing Beethoven’s complete Quartets.

Matthäus-Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach

The St Matthew Passion, in which Bach gives full expression to his splendour and maturity

Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet Theatre

Ekman, Bourmeister, Preljocaj

Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet Theatre visits Paris with its new artistic director, French ballet star Laurent Hilaire.

Lukas Geniušas, Signum Quartett

Bach, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ginastera...

The saxophone is in the spotlight with the amazing Signum Saxophone Quartet and pianist Lukas Geniušas.

Bluebeard’s Castle

Béla Bartók

Bartók’s only opera, steeped in the musical traditions of his native Hungary, is a bewitching score performed here by a world-class duo.

Missa solemnis

Ludwig van Beethoven

A monumental work which is the culmination of a musical life and a huge mountain to scale for the performers

Orchestre de chambre de Paris

François-Frédéric Guy

François-Frédéric Guy combines Mozart’s piano with new music by Aurélien Dumont

Gérard Depardieu, Gérard Daguerre

Depardieu sings Barbara

Gérard Depardieu’s final tribute to the Lady in Black.

Benjamin Grosvenor

Beethoven, Liszt

Benjamin Grosvenor is “the most mesmerising young pianist Britain has produced for decades” according to The Times.

Saarländisches Staatsorchester

Sébastien Rouland, Simon Ghraichy

After two solo recitals, pianist Simon Ghraichy returns with a concert programme of Liszt and Saint-Saëns.

Prades aux Champs-Elysées

Beethoven

Michel Lethiec joins forces with his chamber music friends from the Pablo Casals Festival to celebrate Beethoven’s anniversary.

Yundi

Chopin

Chinese piano star Yundi excels in his favourite repertoire

Emőke Baráth, Anthea Pichanick, Philippe Jaroussky, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro

Monteverdi, Carissimi, Cavalli, Sances...

A talented quartet of Early Music musketeers: Emőke Baráth, Anthea Pichanick, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro and Philippe Jaroussky. 

Orchestre de chambre de Paris

Antoine Tamestit

Antoine Tamestit’s viola takes us on a journey through time, from Bach to Britten

Matthias Goerne, Jan Lisiecki

Beethoven

Matthias Goerne has been the master of the German Lied for almost twenty years. After Schubert, he is now turning his attention to the less well-known works of Beethoven.

L’Orfeo

Claudio Monteverdi

This founding myth of modern opera and the cornerstone of the operatic genre presented as a favola in musica

Fazıl Say

Beethoven, Say

Pianist Fazil Say likes to engage in dialogue. This evening, his tête-à-tête is with Beethoven’s Hammerklavier.

Orchestre de chambre de Paris

Andrea Marcon, Francesco Piemontesi

Conductor Andrea Marcon and pianist Francesco Piemontesi in a programme by turns light-hearted and solemn, celebrating Mozart and Schubert.

Philippe Jaroussky

Vivaldi, Handel

A third performance this season by Philippe Jaroussky as he returns to the wellspring of Baroque virtuosity with Handel and Vivaldi.

Requiem, Messe de Clovis

Gabriel Fauré, Charles Gounod

Fauré’s Requiem and Gounod’s rarely performed Messe de Clovis. Two perspective on late 19th century French sacred repertoire.

Alessandro

Georg Friedrich Handel

The rare opera Alessandro dates from Handel’s prolific London period and was a milestone when it was first staged, bringing together the two most famous divas of the day

Aleksandra Kurzak

Verdi, Leoncavallo, Puccini, Dvořák...

Soprano Aleksandra Kurzak in recital with some of the finest arias by Leoncavallo, Cilea, Verdi, Puccini, Dvořák, Moniuszko et Tchaïkovski

Elisabeth Leonskaja

Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Schubert

The Russian keyboard doyenne takes us into the heart of the Romantic repertoire

L’Incoronazione di Poppea

Claudio Monteverdi

With Christophe Rousset’s crisp conducting and the elegant direction of Stephen Langridge, this is sure to be an outstanding version of Monteverdi’s last opera.

Rafał Blechacz

Bach, Beethoven, Franck, Chopin

The technical and poetic prowess of Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz in works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Franck.

Nemanja Radulovic, Double Sens

Rimsky-Korsakov, Sedlar, Tchaïkovski

A musical journey with a Slavic flavour from the Franco-Serb violinist and his Double Sens ensemble.

Elena Bashkirova

Beethoven, Schumann, Beethoven-Liszt...

Pianist Elena Bashkirova, a chamber music devotee, turns to Beethoven and Schumann for her new recital.

David Fray

Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven

French pianist David Fray blends Mozartian fantasy with Romantic melancholy and heroic variations.

Sunwook Kim

Beethoven

The last three sonatas played by Sunwook Kim bring this Beethoven season to a fitting close

Modigliani Quartet, Nicholas Angelich, Marie-Agnès Gillot

An epic meeting between the Modigliani Quartet, pianist Nicholas Angelich and ballet star Marie-Agnès Gillot.

Psyché

Ambroise Thomas

Psyché, which is less well known than Hamlet, is worthy of a revival. It demonstrates the Second Empire’s interest in mythology, which is handled here with great flair