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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.

Cosi fan tutte

Mozart

Laurent Pelly choose to set the action in a studio where artists are recording the opera Così fan tutte. Little by little, each of the performers becomes the character of the opera itself...

Eugene oneguine

Eugene Onegin

Onegin is a reflection on the passage of time, nostalgia, regret and even remorse. For his set design, Stéphane Braunschweig has rediscovered the original intimacy of the work.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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