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Christoph Willibald Gluck

All the power and pain of songs on the theme of love brought to life by Jakub Józef Orliński’s Orfeo and Regula Mühlemann’s Eurydice

François-Xavier Roth

The first concert of their residency for Les Siècles and their conductor François-Xavier Roth, featuring Stravinsky’s three iconic ballets.

Lahav Shani, Hilary Hahn

Lahav Shani, a rising star of the conducting firmament, is back on avenue Montaigne in the company of violinist Hilary Hahn.

Tchaikovsky, Schubert

Christian Zacharias creates a dialogue between two major pieces by Tchaikovsky and Schubert.

Ives, Portman, Mahler, Marini...

Breathtaking American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in a new and monumental vocal odyssey.

Schumann, Hersch, Wagner, Liszt

Romantic tradition meets the spirit of jazz with Igor Levit.

Christoph Willibald Gluck

Iphigénie en Aulide is one of the most dazzling works by Gluck, the last representative of the French Grand Siècle.

Carte blanche for its 80th birthday

Jean-Claude Pennetier, doyen of the French school of piano, celebrates his 80th birthday

Vivaldi

Julien Chauvin and Eva Zaïcik follow in the Venetian footsteps of Vivaldi.

Giselle

Akram Khan’s enthralling re-imagining of the romantic ballet as a grandiose vista of the state of the world.

Clara Schumann, Franck, Ravel...

Benjamin Grosvenor brings all his musicality to our Sunday concert in the form of a tribute.

Jean-Philippe Rameau

An original performance of an opera by Rameau with a Freemasonry theme clearly signposting Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.

Speranza Scappucci, Xavier de Maistre

Speranza Scappucci and harpist Xavier de Maistre take us off the beaten track for a programme of Mercadante, Boieldieu and Cherubini.

Traditional and folk music

A whirlwind of the senses and a trip around the world with the violin of Nemanja Radulović. 

Stravinsky, Mozart, Bartók

The young French quartet deliver a kaleidoscopic programme of Stravinsky, Mozart and Bartók.

Bach, Böhm

Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas in the footsteps of Bach.

François-Xavier Roth, Patricia Petibon

After the Russian flavour of the opening to the season, Les Siècles under François-Xavier Roth explore the early Viennese origins of modernity.

George Frideric Handel

If there could only be one surviving opera by Handel, it would surely be Ariodante, which is quite literally a masterpiece.

Schubert

Matthias Goerne, currently one of the finest exponents of the German Lied, delivers a challenging evening of Schubert.

Mendelssohn, Shostakovich

The Trio Wanderer visit Mendelssohn and Shostakovich.

Jacques Offenbach

Offenbach in all his glory: an effective libretto, a lively, colourful score, the duo of Marc Minkowski and Laurent Pelly, and seasoned French opéra-bouffe singers.

Schubert, Beethoven, Dvořák

Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes delivers a programme of Schubert, Beethoven and Dvořák.

Matthew Halls, Raphaël Sévère

The clarinettist Raphaël Sévère, nominated at the age of 15 as "Instrumental Soloist Revelation" at the Victoires de la musique classique, celebrates Mozart.

Beethoven, Schubert

The Modigliani Quartet in communion with Beethoven and Schubert.

Mozart

French soprano Julie Fuchs sings Mozart’s greatest heroines.

Victor Julien-Laferrière, David Fray
Cellist Victor-Julien Laferrière and pianist David Fray perform a programme of Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Beethoven.

Jules Massenet

After Thaïs and prior to Grisélidis at the end of the season, we discover this rare Hérodiade, a work which exudes both sensuality and mysticism.

based on Carmen by Georges Bizet

The iconic Carmen in the revised version by Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carrière is almost as legendary as the original.

The films of my life

Proustian madeleine film moments with pianist Alexandre Tharaud.

Debussy, Berlioz-Liszt

A delightful programme of Debussy, Berlioz and Liszt for this new recital by Alexander Melnikov.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

One of the most poignant works in the sacred repertoire informed by three centuries of legends

Alessandra Vittini

A return visit by the New International Philharmonia Orchestra and its conductor Alessandra Vittini.

Young Audience Concert

Saint-Saëns’ grand zoological fantasy will enchant adults and children alike.

Schumann, Brahms

Young Russian pianist Alexandra Dovgan scales the heights in the company of Schumann and Brahms.

Léo Delibes

The younger sister of The Pearl Fishers by Bizet, Lakmé by Delibes belongs to the Orientalist trend which gripped 19th century Europe.

Trevor Pinnock, Les Vents Français

Trevor Pinnock, Emmanuel Pahud and les Vents Français in a programme bridging classicism and romanticism.

A festive event for all to enjoy featuring a blend of classical masterpieces and favourite Christmas carols. 

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen, a ballet full of magic, action and suspense to discover with your family

Family concert

A one-hour concert of French music with commentary by François-Xavier Roth

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

A “hit” and an Italian baroque legend celebrated by a duo seasoned in the art of this demanding repertoire.

Schubert, Dvořák

Pianist Adam Laloum shares the stage with the Tchalik Quartet for Schubert and Dvořák.

François-Xavier Roth

A one-hour concert of French music with commentary by François-Xavier Roth

François-Xavier Roth

The French spirit celebrated by François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles on their twentieth anniversary..

Thomas Dausgaard, Jonathan Fournel

Danish-born Thomas Dausgaard is the Orchestre’s guest conductor for two bold neoclassical gems by Stravinsky and Strauss.

Schubert, Albéniz, Liszt

Sunwook Kim goes solo to celebrate Schubert, Albéniz and Liszt.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart’s iconic Requiem in a version for two pianos that retains all the power of the masterpiece.

Rachmaninoff

Two vocal and keyboard stars treat us to a whole evening of Rachmaninoff.

Handel, Haydn, Say, Schubert

Fazıl Say, ever keen to surprise and insatiably curious for new horizons, takes us from Handel to his own latest work Opus No.99.

Bach

Emmanuel Pahud, Trevor Pinnock and Jonathan Mason – a top-flight trio for a morning of Bach.

Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Boieldieu...

Michael Spyres and Lawrence Brownlee go head to head in a Franco-Italian festival.

from Rossini - Participatory opera

One of Rossini’s most famous operas adapted for young audiences, who will once again be invited to sing.

Lorenzo Viotti, Matthias Goerne

Lorenzo Viotti brings all his energy to bear on Webern and Brahms, and Matthias Goerne lends his rich voice to Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder.

Beethoven

This perfectly musically attuned trio truly delivers Beethoven.

Schubert

Two great Schubert specialists, Peter Mattei and David Fray, join forces for the huge and poignant Winterreise.

Mozart Gala

A celebration of Mozart among friends.

Schubert, Webern, Brahms

It’s a family affair as the Nemtanu and La Marca siblings celebrate the spirit of Vienna.

from Rossini - Participatory opera

One of Rossini’s most famous operas adapted for young audiences, who will once again be invited to sing.

Franck, Scriabine,, Chopin, Ravel

With pianist Anna Vinnitskaya, the virtuosity of Chopin meets the colours of Ravel.

Rachmaninoff in three beats I

Our first rendez-vous with Nikolaï Lugansky for his cycle works of Rachmaninoff.

Fauré, Chopin, Scriabine

Pianist Jean-Philippe Collard returns to his first love, Fauré, before moving onto Chopin and Scriabine.

Beethoven, Tolstoy

Music by Beethoven and words by Tolstoy performed by Nemanja Radulović and Michel Vuillermoz

Mozart, Brahms

The first Mozart-Brahms evening with the eminent Konzertmeister der Berliner Philharmoniker

Mozart, Brahms

The second Mozart-Brahms evening with the eminent Konzertmeister der Berliner Philharmoniker.

NN, Julian et Christoph Prégardien

Two exceptional tenors – father and son Christoph and Julian Prégardien for a programme of exquisite Lieder.

Rameau, Chopin, Fauré

Two generations share their passion for music as Dang Thai Son and Bruce Liu play solos and duets.

Strauss - Young Audience Concert

Young audiences can enjoy the adventures of Cervantes’ hero set to music by Richard Strauss.

A show by and with François Morel

François Morel shares his wholehearted admiration for the great French humourist Raymond Devos.

Giordani, Caccini, Dowland, Purcell...

The quality of Philippe Jaroussky’s tone is showcased by the guitar of Thibaut Garcia.

Mozart, Schubert, Stravinsky

Dutch sibling prodigies Lucas and Arthur Jussen with a morning performance of piano duets.

Igor Stravinsky, Francis Poulenc

Stravinsky and Poulenc reunited for a dazzling diptych presented by an outstanding team of French soloists, François-Xavier Roth, and Olivier Py

Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Rachmaninoff

The huge Evgeny Kissin celebrates Rachmaninoff.

Bach, Ravel, Schubert

A string trio summit featuring the great Gérard Caussé, and youngsters Raphaëlle and Edgar Moreau.

Rachmaninoff in three beats II

A second rendez-vous with Nikolaï Lugansky for his cycle Rachmaninoff.

Family concert

A one-hour concert on the theme of The Arabian Nights with commentary by François-Xavier Roth.

Mozart, Liszt, Beethoven, Haydn

Till Fellner, a brillant disciple of Alfred Brendel, will showcase his talent in a programme of Mozart, Liszt, Beethoven and Haydn.

Donizetti, Rossini, Bellini

Marina Rebeka and Karine Deshayes battle it out in a trilogy of Donizetti’s queens.

Jean-Baptiste Lully

The art of lyric tragedy in the French style in which Lully’s music is a natural pairing for Quinault’s verses.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Così is one of Mozart’s most sentimental operas in which carefree youth faces the challenge of fidelity.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Kirill Gerstein

The now traditional visit to Paris by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under the formidable baton of Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.

Poulenc, Rachmaninoff, Brahms

Three generations come together for the incredibly famous Opus 114 by Brahms.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Of all the versions, Charpentier’s masterpiece celebrating the glory of Medea is among the most faithful to the grandiose nature of the ancient myth.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Two of the great works of religious music by Mozart for an evening in which the power of the divine is conjured up in all its glory.

A fresh invitation from Philippe Jaroussky to embark on an odyssey through 17th century France, Italy and Britain.

Cristian Măcelaru, Diana Damrau

The Orchestre National de France and its musical director Cristian Măcelaru with the voice of Diana Damrau for the final scene of Capriccio by Strauss.

Schubert, Liszt

Liszt and Schubert in counterpoint in a tribute and a treat for the senses.

Vincenzo Bellini

Bellini’s final masterpiece is famed for its principal roles, which are among the most demanding in the bel canto repertoire.

Mozart

Alexis Kossenko and his ensemble Les Ambassadeurs with a programme devoted wholly to Mozart.

Gaetano Donizetti

Bel canto at its peak, this Fille is a joyful gem in the French repertoire.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A magnificent demonstration of polyphony and one of the great works of sacred music by Mozart.

Antonio Méndez, Célimène Daudet

Spanish conductor Antonio Méndez offers us a Haitian interlude between two great German classics.

Mendelssohn, Brahms, Franck

An effortlessly intuitive duo performs Mendelssohn, Brahms and César Franck.

Toulouse-Lautrec

An impressionist ballet by Kader Belarbi which paints a sensitive and flamboyant picture of Belle Epoque Paris.

Bach-Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven

Cédric Tiberghien is perfectly attuned to Bach, Mozart and Beethoven.

Brahms, Dvořák

Pianist Mikhail Pletnev is back on avenue Montaigne with a programme featuring a Brahms-Dvořák counterpoint.

NN, Vilde Frang

Renowned Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang, plays Schumann’s only concerto.

Joseph Haydn

A lavish highpoint of classical oratorio, The Creation also stands out for its glimpses of fledgling pre-romanticism.

Chopin, Liszt

Nelson Goerner on a solo excursion into the world of romantic piano.

Prokofiev, Franck

Bertrand Chamayou and the Belcea Quartet bring their close musical relationship to a Prokofiev-Franck programme.

George Frideric Handel

This neglected work by Handel actually belongs to his great London period and is championed by Il Pomo d’Oro and Jakub Józef Orliński.

Julia Lezhneva and Carlo Vistoli, the established new generation of singers, bring us an exceptional programme.

Programme to be announced

The traditional annual visit from pianist Grigory Sokolov, with his trademark six encores.

NN, Christian et Tanja Tetzlaff

A Brahms mini-festival over two evenings. Part one features Tanja Tetzlaff and her brother Christian.

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Rameau explores the ruthless mechanisms of human passions with tenderness and subtlety.

Jakub Hrůša

Jakub Hrůša, a rising star in the conducting firmament at the helm of the Wiener Philharmoniker.

Richard Wagner

Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer in an original instrumental version under the expert baton of François-Xavier Roth conducting Les Siècles.

NN, Christian Tetzlaff

A Brahms mini-festival over two evenings. A second evening with Christian Tetzlaff.

Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann...

Longstanding friends Natalie Dessay and Philippe Cassard tackle a challenging programme devoted to words by women. 

Rachmaninoff in three beats III

Third and last rendez-vous with Nikolai Lugansky for his cycle works of Rachmaninoff.

Claudio Monteverdi

Totally devoted to love, L’Incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi is the quintessential opera of seduction.

Antonio Vivaldi

Jean-Christophe Spinosi returns to Orlando furioso, the cornerstone of his Vivaldi journey.

Schumann, Shostakovitch

Elisabeth Leonskaja is in fine company for Schumann and Shostakovich quintets.

Giacomo Puccini

La Bohème tells the story of the forbidden love between Mimi and Rodolfo among the artists and ordinary people of Paris. Puccini is a master of the art of creating an intense melodic thread with well-rounded lyricism.

Pekka Kuusisto

Pekka Kuusisto contrasts Haydn and Mozart with Anna Clyne, a very active electro-acoustic music composer.

Louise Bertin

This welcome initiative by the Palazzetto Bru Zane, brings this work by the composer Louise Bertin back into the spotlight.

Hervé Niquet, David Kadouch

A century of music by women with hidden gems uncovered by the Fondation Palazzetto Bru Zane and enthusiast Hervé Niquet.

Schubert

The third and final rendez-vous of David Fray’s Schubert carte blanche in the company of Renaud Capuçon.

Mozart, Offenbach, Verdi, Massenet, Zarzuelas and Napolitan songs

All the warmth and generosity of Rolando Villazón for a programme in the form of a musical self-portrait.

A new Folle Soirée initiative from Radio Classique on an opera theme.

Jules Massenet

A medieval fairy play by Massenet, in which love and marital fidelity are put to the test by the Devil.

Duo

Benjamin Millepied and Alexandre Tharaud, two artists at the absolute peak of their craft, come together onstage.

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