Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Opéra National de Paris Announces 2011-12 season

Soprano Inva Mula
With performances at the Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille, the Opéra National de Paris has announced the opera season for 2011-2012. Their website has a very impressive video presentation for each opera offered with commentary by directors, administration and singers. Check out the videos here. There is also an extra bonus performance of soprano Inva Mula singing Marguerite's music including excerpts from "Il etait un roi" and "Ah! je ris de me voir si belle en ce miroir" from Gounod's Faust. Watch the performance here. For more information about the Opéra National de Paris, click here. The complete season listing for all the operas being performed next season is after the jump.

2011
Salome (Strauss)
September 8-30

La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart)
September 10 - October 8

Faust (Gounod)
 September 22 - October 25

Tannhäuser (Wagner)
October 6-29

Lulu (Berg)
October 18 - November 5

La Forza del Destino (Verdi)
November 14 - December 17

La Cenerentola (Rossini)
November 26 - December 17

2012
Manon (Massenet)
January 10 - February 13

Pique Dame (Tchaikovsky)
January 19 - February 6

La Cerisaie (Fénelon)
January 27 - February 13

Rigoletto (Verdi)
January 27 - February 23

Pelléas et Mélisande (Debussy)
February 28 - March 16

La Veuve Joyeuse (Lehár)
February 29 - April 2

Don Giovanni (Mozart)
March 15 - April 21

Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)/I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
April 13 - May 11

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
May 24 - June 2

Hippolyte et Aricie (Rameau)
June 9 - July 9

Arabella (Strauss)
June 14 - July 10

L'amour des trois oranges (Prokofiev)
June 23 - July 13

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