We have launched our 2018 Fundraiser. To donate, please see the instructions on our home page for checks (US dollars only) and credit card donations via PayPal. We close the fundraiser as soon as we raise enough to sustain us for the next year, and we thank you for your support!
Events happening today
13 December 2013Palais Garnier
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Music
Goran Vejvoda, Sound design
Angelin Preljocaj, Choreography (Opera national de Paris, 1994)
Program and ticket info (except 31 December):
Program and ticket info for 31 December:
15 December 2013Opera Bastille
Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Music
Rudolf Nureyev, Choreography and staging after Marius Petipa (Opera national de Paris, 1989)
Program and Ticket Info (all but 31 December):
Program and Ticket Info for 31 December):
15 December 2013Palais Garnier
As an echo to the Tricentenary celebrations of 2013, the Paris Opera Ballet School pursues its journey through the stylistic history of the French School. The evening begins with Concerto en Re, created by Claude Bessy in 1977 for the first performance by the school she directed from 1973 until 2004, and which brought all the students on stage. The journey continues with the Danish romanticism of August Bournonville, with its pas de six and Neapolitan tarantella providing touches of Italian colour; thence to Scaramouche, created in 2005 by Danseur Etoile Jose Martinez for the younger pupils, a production which draws on the pantomime tradition of the Commedia dell'arte. The voyage ends on the shores of John Neumeier's neoclassicism with Yondering. Alongside the annual demonstrations which give an insight into the richness of the school's teaching, this production allows the audience to appreciate the excellence of the French School of Dance and the training passed on, developed and maintained over a period of several centuries.
Program and ticket info: