Opera season 2018-2019

Wiener Staatsoper – Aïda, Verdi -

Friday September 28th, 3pm
Wednesday October 3rd 7pm

After more than 100 performances, this sumptuous Wiener Staatsoper production signed Nicolas Joel is just as if not more beguiling than ever. Since 1984, it has brought

Comédie française – Britanicus, Racine -

Friday October 19th, 3pm
Wednesday October 23rd 7pm

This is already the third run of performances at the Salle Richelieu, for this House of Cards of the XVIIth century. The typically Racinian immoralities, political manipulations

The Royal Opera – Die Walkürie, Wagner -

Friday November 16th, 3pm
Wednesday November 21st 7pm

Admirably suited to Wagner’s work, Keith Warner’s stage production also asserts itself with powerful symbolic and indelible images. Unveiled in Bayreuth, Swedish bass-baritone John Lundgren returns to

Comédie française – Lucrezia Borgia, Victor Hugo -

Friday November 30th, 3pm
Wednesday December 5th 7pm

An unhoped-for opportunity for those who missed the performances of this success at the TNM within the framework Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations. Elsa Lepoivre and Éric Ruf,

The Royal Ballet – The Nutcracker, Tchaikovski -

Friday December 7th, 3pm
Thursday December 13th 7pm
Friday December 14th, 3pm
Saturday December 15th, 3pm
Sunday December 16th, 3pm

If Christmas is just not the same without the sound of the

Comédie française – Roméo and Juliette, Shakespeare -

Friday Januray 11th, 3pm
Wednesday Januay 16th 7pm

In 2015, Éric Ruf risked the mythical destiny of Romeo and Juliet on the French stage from under nearly 60 years of dust. With the release of

Staatsoper unter den Linden – MacBeth, Verdi -

Friday January 25th, 3pm
Wednesday January 30th 7pm

Plácido Domingo is an admirable force of nature and again astounds with the power, trueness and freshness of his interpretation even at the ripe old age of

The Royal Opera – La Traviata, Verdi -

Friday February 8th, 3pm

The most performed opera in the world, La Traviata has been the object of numerous classic production including Richard Eyre’s since 1994. Yet, far from being stale, this rich, colourful adaptation is

Comédie française – Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand -

Friday Februay 22d, 3pm
Wednesday Februaay 27th 7pm

Seeing Cyrano at the Comédie-Française is truly an event in itself, but this production, saluted six times at Les Molières, adds to the experience with its masterful

Opéra National de Paris – Le Lac des Cygnes, Tchaikovski -

Wednesday March 13th 7pm
Friday March 15th, 3pm

In Nureyev’s hands, Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece was transformed from a scenic children’s fairy tale to a dark, radical, grave work,

Teatro Real – Madama Butterfly, Puccini -

Friday March 29th, 3pm
Wednesday April 3rd 7pm

By setting Madame Butterfly in a 1930s movie studio complete with cameras and screens, Mario Gas allows a rare intimacy, a delicate gaze on the actors. In

The Royal Opera – La Forza del Destino, Verdi -

Friday April 12th, 3pm
Wednesday April 17th 7pm

Christof Loy’s popular productions are first and foremost imprinted with what the music conveys. The remarkable appropriateness between the scores and the spatial installation of this striking

Opera National de Paris – Lady McBeth in Mzensk, Chostakovitch -

Friday April 26th, 3pm
Wednesday May 1st 7pm

This striking opera by Chostakovitch is in perfect unison with the always exacting, often subversive work of Krzysztof Warlikowski.

The Royal Opera – Faust, Gounod -

Friday May 10th, 3pm
Wednesday May 15th 7pm

A delightful production of Gounod’s most celebrated opera. Among the most splendid sets evoking Paris in the Second Empire, David McVicar draws an artful parallel between the