Paris Opera 17/18 season marked by big events!

A new season marked by lyrical, choreographic and musical big events: Don Carlos, Tchaikovsky Cycle, La Bohème, Play, Boris Godunov and Don Pasquale.

  • Don Carlos | Copyright: © A. Poupeney-OnP

    Don Carlos © A. Poupeney-OnP

  • Philippe Jordan - Tchaikovsky Cycle | Copyright: © JF. Leclercq-OnP

    Philippe Jordan - Tchaikovsky Cycle © JF. Leclercq-OnP

Krzysztof Warlikowski introduced the very first version of this grand opera in five acts Don Carlos, which Verdi himself amended for the work’s world premiere in 1867. Philippe Jordan conducts an exceptional cast that includes Ildar Abdrazakov, Jonas Kaufmann, Ludovic Tézier, Sonya Yoncheva and Elīna Garanča.

Ebullient figure in the world of contemporary dance, Alexander Ekman has been invited for the first time to work with the Paris Opera Ballet. In his new creation Play, set to music by Mikael Karlsson, the Swedish choreographer gives us a surprising production carried along by a lively rhythm and an innately communicative energy.

Philippe Jordan presents a Tchaikovsky Cycle during which he conducts the six Symphonies in three concerts given by the Paris Opera Orchestra at the Opéra Bastille and the Philharmonie de Paris.

Other 17/18 audiovisual productions:

• La Bohème / Giacomo Puccini, staging by Claus Guth, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, with Nicole Car, Aida Garifullina, Atalla Ayan, Artur Ruciński and Alessio Arduini
• Boris Godunov / Modest Mussorgsky, staging by Ivo Van Hove, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, with Ildar Abdrazakov, Ruzan Mantashyan, Maxim Paster and Boris Pinkhasovich
• Don Pasquale / Gaetano Donizetti, staging by Damiano Michieletto, conducted by Evelino Pidò, with Michele Pertusi, Florian Sempey, Lawrence Brownlee, Nadine Sierra and Frédéric Guieu

International TV distribution by Telmondis Distribution

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Production year 2017/2018
Producer Opéra national de Paris
Distribution TV Telmondis Distribution



Interactive Participant List

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Special Focus 2018 “Meet the North“

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Avant Première 2018 shines a spotlight on Scandinavian and Baltic companies and allows Nordic market players active at the intersection of film and performing arts to present themselves during a rousing reception.

IMZ Academy Session “Brand, Media + Technology - How Emotions shape you brand“

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Brands are driving the value of products in all industries, which also holds true for music and media. This is why the IMZ Academy together with the Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute examine the implications for music + media producers.

Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier

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Renée Fleming’s and Elīna Garanča’s last performances in two of their signature roles.


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