Opéra et oratorio - Saison 2018-2019

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Saturday
22/09
Wagner Le Ring Weekend

Concerts

Concert Opera
7:00pm
7:00pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
After The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie, Valery Gergiev and the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre continue their exploration of the cycle with Siegfried.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
After The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie, Valery Gergiev and the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre continue their exploration of the cycle with Siegfried.
Sunday
23/09
Wagner Le Ring Weekend

Concerts

Concert Opera
4:30pm
4:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
The final part of The Ring of the Nibelung cycle, The Twilight of the Gods reveals the drama’s grand finale. Valery Gergiev and the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre conclude Richard Wagner’s epic work.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
The final part of The Ring of the Nibelung cycle, The Twilight of the Gods reveals the drama’s grand finale. Valery Gergiev and the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre conclude Richard Wagner’s epic work.

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Monday
15/10

Concerts

Concert
7:30pm
7:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Destined especially for an ensemble of female voices, Juditha triumphans is the only surviving oratorio of the four Vivaldi composed. The perfect opportunity to rediscover one of the most beautiful works by “The Red Priest.”
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Destined especially for an ensemble of female voices, Juditha triumphans is the only surviving oratorio of the four Vivaldi composed. The perfect opportunity to rediscover one of the most beautiful works by “The Red Priest.”
Wednesday
7/11

Concerts

Symphonic Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Thomas Adès is a man of many talents and several are on display tonight as he takes us on an interstellar voyage with Polaris before demonstrating his ardent passion with one of the twentieth-century’s most powerful and original...
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Thomas Adès is a man of many talents and several are on display tonight as he takes us on an interstellar voyage with Polaris before demonstrating his ardent passion with one of the twentieth-century’s most powerful and original...

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Thursday
8/11

Concerts

Symphonic Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Thomas Adès is a man of many talents and several are on display tonight as he takes us on an interstellar voyage with Polaris before demonstrating his ardent passion with one of the twentieth-century’s most powerful and original...
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Thomas Adès is a man of many talents and several are on display tonight as he takes us on an interstellar voyage with Polaris before demonstrating his ardent passion with one of the twentieth-century’s most powerful and original...
Wednesday
28/11

Concerts

Concert
7:30pm
7:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
The music of Antonio Salieri is little by little coming out of purgatory. Christophe Rousset’s Talents Lyriques explore Tarare, a 1787 opera in the tradition of Lully’s Tragédie Lyrique.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
The music of Antonio Salieri is little by little coming out of purgatory. Christophe Rousset’s Talents Lyriques explore Tarare, a 1787 opera in the tradition of Lully’s Tragédie Lyrique.
Friday
7/12

Concerts

Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
The first volume of a portrait of György Ligeti, this concert offers a glimpse of the Hungarian master’s vocal works. The Ensemble intercontemporain and the orchestra of the Conservatoire de Paris are joined by the Hungarian National Choir.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
The first volume of a portrait of György Ligeti, this concert offers a glimpse of the Hungarian master’s vocal works. The Ensemble intercontemporain and the orchestra of the Conservatoire de Paris are joined by the Hungarian National Choir.

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Saturday
15/12

Concerts

Vocal Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
A fragmented but grandiose work, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor marked an important discovery for the composer: late Baroque music, by Bach in particular. Marc Minkowski’s Musiciens du Louvre bring out all of its nuances.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
A fragmented but grandiose work, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor marked an important discovery for the composer: late Baroque music, by Bach in particular. Marc Minkowski’s Musiciens du Louvre bring out all of its nuances.
Saturday
12/01
Berlioz Weekend (1)

Concerts

Vocal Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
With its intentional archaisms and returns to ancient modes, LEnfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ) is a truly awe-inspiring work – almost disconcertingly so. Berlioz himself conducted its 1854 premiere in Paris.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
With its intentional archaisms and returns to ancient modes, LEnfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ) is a truly awe-inspiring work – almost disconcertingly so. Berlioz himself conducted its 1854 premiere in Paris.
Monday
21/01

Concerts

Vocal Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Composed at the very end of his life, Bach’s Mass in B minor is a sublime testament. On the heels of their June 2017 performance of his cantatas, David Stern continues his exploration of the Leipzig cantor’s oeuvre.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Composed at the very end of his life, Bach’s Mass in B minor is a sublime testament. On the heels of their June 2017 performance of his cantatas, David Stern continues his exploration of the Leipzig cantor’s oeuvre.
Friday
1/02
Berio+ Week-end

Concerts

Show
8:30pm
8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
In the early 1980’s, Luciano Berio adorned Monteverdi’s renowned music for Orfeo with fresh contemporary sonorities created by a collective of composers. For him, it was all a question of listening to history differently…
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
In the early 1980’s, Luciano Berio adorned Monteverdi’s renowned music for Orfeo with fresh contemporary sonorities created by a collective of composers. For him, it was all a question of listening to history differently…

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Sunday
3/02
Berio+ Week-end

Concerts

Concert
4:30pm
4:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
At the head of a pair of choirs from Seine-Saint-Denis (one amateur, one professional), Catherine Simonpietri leads the French premiere of Lucia Ronchetti’s Inedia prodigiosa.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
At the head of a pair of choirs from Seine-Saint-Denis (one amateur, one professional), Catherine Simonpietri leads the French premiere of Lucia Ronchetti’s Inedia prodigiosa.

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Concert Opera
7:00pm
7:00pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death, the Orchestre national de France performs La Damnation de Faust under the baton of Charles Dutoit.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death, the Orchestre national de France performs La Damnation de Faust under the baton of Charles Dutoit.
Friday
15/02

Concerts

Opera
8:30pm
8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Il Mondo alla roversa (The World Upsidedown), Galuppi’s opera buffa composed on a libretto by Goldoni, is one of the masterworks of Venetian opera. Here it has been expertly brought back to life under the direction of Franç...
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Il Mondo alla roversa (The World Upsidedown), Galuppi’s opera buffa composed on a libretto by Goldoni, is one of the masterworks of Venetian opera. Here it has been expertly brought back to life under the direction of Franç...
Wednesday
20/02

Concerts

Vocal Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Lutoslawski’s delicate lament serves as prelude to Berlioz’s Requiem, a superlative work requiring an impressive cast of two orchestras and choirs, here under the direction of Pablo Heras-Casado. An event not to be forgotten!
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Lutoslawski’s delicate lament serves as prelude to Berlioz’s Requiem, a superlative work requiring an impressive cast of two orchestras and choirs, here under the direction of Pablo Heras-Casado. An event not to be forgotten!

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Thursday
21/02

Concerts

Vocal Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Lutoslawski’s delicate lament serves as prelude to Berlioz’s Requiem, a superlative work requiring an impressive cast of two orchestras and choirs, here under the direction of Pablo Heras-Casado. An event not to be forgotten!
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Lutoslawski’s delicate lament serves as prelude to Berlioz’s Requiem, a superlative work requiring an impressive cast of two orchestras and choirs, here under the direction of Pablo Heras-Casado. An event not to be forgotten!
Pierre et Gilles Exhibition, from November 20, 2019 to February 23, 2020
Monday
11/03

Concerts

Concert
7:00pm
7:00pm
CNSMDP - Salle Rémy Pflimlin
One of Haydn’s most unique works, Il mondo della luna (The World on the Moon) is based on an irresistible libretto by Carlo Goldoni. A riveting voyage to the moon, well before H.G. Wells and Georges Méliès embarked on theirs.
CNSMDP - Salle Rémy Pflimlin
One of Haydn’s most unique works, Il mondo della luna (The World on the Moon) is based on an irresistible libretto by Carlo Goldoni. A riveting voyage to the moon, well before H.G. Wells and Georges Méliès embarked on theirs.
Wednesday
13/03

Concerts

Concert
7:00pm
7:00pm
CNSMDP - Salle Rémy Pflimlin
One of Haydn’s most unique works, Il mondo della luna (The World on the Moon) is based on an irresistible libretto by Carlo Goldoni. A riveting voyage to the moon, well before H.G. Wells and Georges Méliès embarked on theirs.
CNSMDP - Salle Rémy Pflimlin
One of Haydn’s most unique works, Il mondo della luna (The World on the Moon) is based on an irresistible libretto by Carlo Goldoni. A riveting voyage to the moon, well before H.G. Wells and Georges Méliès embarked on theirs.
Saturday
16/03

Concerts

Concert
7:00pm
7:00pm
CNSMDP - Salle Rémy Pflimlin
One of Haydn’s most unique works, Il mondo della luna (The World on the Moon) is based on an irresistible libretto by Carlo Goldoni. A riveting voyage to the moon, well before H.G. Wells and Georges Méliès embarked on theirs.
CNSMDP - Salle Rémy Pflimlin
One of Haydn’s most unique works, Il mondo della luna (The World on the Moon) is based on an irresistible libretto by Carlo Goldoni. A riveting voyage to the moon, well before H.G. Wells and Georges Méliès embarked on theirs.
Concert Opera
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Before Eisenstein and Prokofiev brought him to the big screen, Ivan the Terrible inspired Rimsky-Korsakov’s epic opera. Leading the Orchestra and the Choir of the Bolshoi Theatre, Tugan Sokhiev brings out its dramatic power.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Before Eisenstein and Prokofiev brought him to the big screen, Ivan the Terrible inspired Rimsky-Korsakov’s epic opera. Leading the Orchestra and the Choir of the Bolshoi Theatre, Tugan Sokhiev brings out its dramatic power.
Tuesday
26/03

Concerts

Vocal Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Originally conceived as a tribute to Rossini, Verdi’s Requiem Mass was ultimately dedicated to Italian poet Alessandro Manzoni. Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis offers an intimate interpretation of this masterwork of the sacred repertoire.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Originally conceived as a tribute to Rossini, Verdi’s Requiem Mass was ultimately dedicated to Italian poet Alessandro Manzoni. Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis offers an intimate interpretation of this masterwork of the sacred repertoire.
Friday
29/03

Concerts

Symphonic Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie

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Sunday
31/03
Budapest Weekend

Concerts

Concert
4:30pm
4:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
In the second part of their Béla Bartók diptych, Gábor Káli and the Budapest Festival Orchestra present Bluebeard’s Castle, the composer’s only work for the lyrical stage.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
In the second part of their Béla Bartók diptych, Gábor Káli and the Budapest Festival Orchestra present Bluebeard’s Castle, the composer’s only work for the lyrical stage.

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Monday
8/04

Concerts

Concert Opera
7:30pm
7:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Adapted from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Handel’s Semele sits squarely on the border between opera and oratorio. Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads a concert version of the work he recorded earlier with the Monteverdi Choir.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Adapted from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Handel’s Semele sits squarely on the border between opera and oratorio. Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads a concert version of the work he recorded earlier with the Monteverdi Choir.
Thursday
18/04

Concerts

Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
After performing his reconstruction of the St Mark Passion at the Philharmonie in 2018, Jordi Savall brings us the St Matthew Passion. Under his direction, everything seems new…
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
After performing his reconstruction of the St Mark Passion at the Philharmonie in 2018, Jordi Savall brings us the St Matthew Passion. Under his direction, everything seems new…
Friday
19/04

Concerts

Vocal Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Monday
6/05

Concerts

Vocal Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
For Beethoven, his Missa solemnis (1818-1823) was to be the apex of his oeuvre of sacred works. René Jacobs and the Freiburger Barockorchester bring out its grand architecture.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
For Beethoven, his Missa solemnis (1818-1823) was to be the apex of his oeuvre of sacred works. René Jacobs and the Freiburger Barockorchester bring out its grand architecture.
Wednesday
8/05

Concerts

Opera
2:30pm
2:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Hans Krása’s Brundibár was created by the children at the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1943. It tells the tale of two children seeking money to buy milk for their ill mother, as well as their encounter with the diabolical ...
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Hans Krása’s Brundibár was created by the children at the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1943. It tells the tale of two children seeking money to buy milk for their ill mother, as well as their encounter with the diabolical ...
Opera
6:00pm
6:00pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Hans Krása’s Brundibár was created by the children at the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1943. It tells the tale of two children seeking money to buy milk for their ill mother, as well as their encounter with the diabolical ...
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Hans Krása’s Brundibár was created by the children at the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1943. It tells the tale of two children seeking money to buy milk for their ill mother, as well as their encounter with the diabolical ...
Wednesday
15/05

Concerts

Vocal Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
A pacifist monument paying tribute to both those lost in the war and the absurdity of the exercise itself, Britten’s intensely emotional War Requiem is one of the major choral works of the twentieth century.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
A pacifist monument paying tribute to both those lost in the war and the absurdity of the exercise itself, Britten’s intensely emotional War Requiem is one of the major choral works of the twentieth century.

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Thursday
16/05

Concerts

Vocal Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
A pacifist monument paying tribute to both those lost in the war and the absurdity of the exercise itself, Britten’s intensely emotional War Requiem is one of the major choral works of the twentieth century.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
A pacifist monument paying tribute to both those lost in the war and the absurdity of the exercise itself, Britten’s intensely emotional War Requiem is one of the major choral works of the twentieth century.
Monday
20/05

Concerts

Concert Opera
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Soprano Barbara Hannigan is an ardent advocate for twentieth-century vocality. After having impressed us in Alban Berg’s Lulu, she returns for a long-imagined project: conducting Igor Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Soprano Barbara Hannigan is an ardent advocate for twentieth-century vocality. After having impressed us in Alban Berg’s Lulu, she returns for a long-imagined project: conducting Igor Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress.
Friday
24/05

Concerts

Vocal Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Bach’s Mass in B Minor is at once an enigma and a challenge. To take on this monumental work, countertenor-turned-conductor Raphaël Pichon draws on the support of the musicians of the Ensemble Pygmalion.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Bach’s Mass in B Minor is at once an enigma and a challenge. To take on this monumental work, countertenor-turned-conductor Raphaël Pichon draws on the support of the musicians of the Ensemble Pygmalion.
Saturday
25/05
Berlioz Weekend (2)

Concerts

Symphonic Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Premiered in 1855 by 950 performers, Berlioz’s Te Deum belongs to the category of musical works the composer himself dubbed “architectural or monumental” in his memoirs.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Premiered in 1855 by 950 performers, Berlioz’s Te Deum belongs to the category of musical works the composer himself dubbed “architectural or monumental” in his memoirs.
Tuesday
28/05

Concerts

Vocal Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Some of the most beautiful voices of the international scene come together to perform Rossini’s incomparable and unclassifiable Stabat Mater. A sense of freedom runs through the work, which to our modern ears may seem far from liturgical.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Some of the most beautiful voices of the international scene come together to perform Rossini’s incomparable and unclassifiable Stabat Mater. A sense of freedom runs through the work, which to our modern ears may seem far from liturgical.
Friday
28/06
Final Week-end

Concerts

Opera
6:30pm
6:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
A vast operatic cycle with godlike ambition, Licht is a shining light in Karlheinz Stockhausen’s oeuvre. With its decidedly unusual form, Samstag is one of its most remarkable pieces.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
A vast operatic cycle with godlike ambition, Licht is a shining light in Karlheinz Stockhausen’s oeuvre. With its decidedly unusual form, Samstag is one of its most remarkable pieces.
Saturday
29/06
Final Week-end

Concerts

Opera
6:30pm
6:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
A vast operatic cycle with godlike ambition, Licht is a shining light in Karlheinz Stockhausen’s oeuvre. With its decidedly unusual form, Samstag is one of its most remarkable pieces.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
A vast operatic cycle with godlike ambition, Licht is a shining light in Karlheinz Stockhausen’s oeuvre. With its decidedly unusual form, Samstag is one of its most remarkable pieces.

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Tuesday
2/07
Final Week-end

Concerts

Opera
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Leoš Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen is without a doubt one of his most beautiful works – the composer even said he wished to be buried to it! A tale designed for children, it explores the very meaning of existence.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Leoš Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen is without a doubt one of his most beautiful works – the composer even said he wished to be buried to it! A tale designed for children, it explores the very meaning of existence.