Philharmonie de Paris - Home Page

The Met Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Joyce DiDonato - Berlioz
Symphonic Concert
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Duration: about 2h00 with 1 intermission



Hector Berlioz
Le Corsaire
Les Troyens
"Chers Tyriens", Chasse Royale et Orage, "Adieu, fière cité”
Symphonie fantastique
The Met Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin , conducting
Joyce DiDonato , mezzo-soprano

A Berliozian season’s end for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who became its Musical Director in September 2018.
The Canadian conductor dedicates this second evening in his two-part concert series to Berlioz, a composer for whom he has a particular fondness. In Symphonie fantastique, Yannick Nézet-Séguin has conducted the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (of which he was recently appointed artistic director ‘for life’), as well as the Philharmonic Orchestras of Rotterdam (for a critically acclaimed album) and of Berlin. He is joined by Joyce Di Donato for excerpts of the opera Les Troyens, a score in which the singer excels: ‘I love singing [Berlioz] operas in concert version’, she remarked during an interview on France Musique in 2018. ‘…It is a real challenge, because it all rides on the voice. And when it works, it is far more explosive. It pierces straight into the hearts of the audience’.


Hector Berlioz : Symphonie fantastique - Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, Jean-Claude Casadesus (direction)
Hector Berlioz : Les Troyens - Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, John Nelson (direction) Apple Music

Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie

See the venue

Getting here

Porte de Pantin station
Paris Underground (Métro) Line 5
Tram 3B 


221 avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris

To leave after this concert

taxi G7