The Theatre in Paris Guide to the 2024-2025 Opéra de Paris Season

  • June 17, 2024
  • Parisian theatre
  • Fiona Reenan

The Theatre in Paris Guide to the 2024-2025 Opéra de Paris Season

As the Opéra de Paris raises the curtain on what promises to be a spectacular season of artistry, performed on two gorgeous Parisian stages, we have created a complete guide to help you navigate this year of beautiful ballet, awe-inspiring opera, and moving music!

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Our Favourites from the New Season at Opéra de Paris

  • THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN
  • • An opera at Opéra Bastille in Paris from January 15th to February 1st, 2025.
    A world of woodland wonder comes to the Parisian stage in Leoš Janáček’s stunning opera, The Cunning Little Vixen. This breathtaking opera follows a gamekeeper, a vixen, and their unexpected cast of forest friends across the stage of Paris’s famous Opéra Bastille in a whimsical, romantic adventure set to a soaring operatic score sure to delight fairytale lovers and opera enthusiasts alike! Performed in Czech with surtitles in English and French, this majestic opera is accessible to all in Paris!
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  • PAQUITA
  • • A ballet at Opéra Bastille in Paris from December 5th, 2024 to January 4th, 2025.
    From the exquisite costumes to the lively music and the romantic storyline, Paquita is a classic ballet that cannot be missed! Originally created for the Paris Opéra by the renowned Joseph Mazilier in 1846, this classic ballet returns home as a beautiful performance realized by Pierre Lacotte at Opéra Bastille in Paris. Pierre Lacotte’s Paquita has been celebrated for its stunning historical accuracy and classic beauty. This winter, cherish the special opportunity to see a piece of classical ballet history dance across the Paris stage once again!
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  • DAS RHEINGOLD
  • • An opera at Opéra Bastille in Paris from January 29th to February 19th, 2025.
    Witness the first awe-inspiring piece of Richard Wagner’s epic operatic triology Der Wing des Nibelungen in his stunning opera Das Rheingold, directed by the brilliant Callixto Bieito. This moving tale of mythology, politics, and philosophy is sure to wow on the Parisian stage at the famous Opéra Bastille. Sung in German with French and English surtitles, Das Rheingold is an opera accessible to all and impossible to forget! When sweeping music and eternal themes collide in one of Paris’s most famous musical venues, all the world will be left eager for the Opéra de Paris to show Richard Wagner’s next instalment.
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  • THE RAKE’S PROGRESS
  • • An opera at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris from November 30th to December 23rd, 2024.
    This winter, the work of one of opera’s most celebrated composers will delight upon one of Paris’s most beautiful stages when Igor Stravinksy’s engaging opera The Rake’s Progress shows at the Opera Palais Garnier. Teeming with dynamic characters, moral quandaries, and, of course, beautiful music, this English-language opera promises to keep its Parisian audience on the edge of their seats! Don’t miss this chance to witness one of opera’s most poignant pieces performed within the gilded splendour of the enchanting Opera Palais Garnier.
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  • IL TRITTICO (THE TRIPTYCH)
  • • An opera at Opéra Bastille in Paris from April 29th to May 28th, 2025.
    The opportunity to witness three gorgeous operas in one evening may seem too good to be true, but that is exactly what the Opéra de Paris has done with its performance of Il Trittico (The Triptych), showing in the spring of 2025. Reuniting Giacomo Puccini’s three operas that make up Il Trittico into one night of musical splendour, the Opéra de Paris is sure to wow Paris with this Italian masterpiece, surtitled in English and French. A true rollercoaster of emotions, themes, and musical storylines, Il Trittico offers an incredible night at the opera unlike anything Paris has ever seen.
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Classic Opera in the 2024-2025 Opéra de Paris Season


  • RIGOLETTO
  • • An opera at Opéra Bastille in Paris from December 1st, 2024 to June 12th, 2025. In this production of the magnificent Giuseppe Verdi’s famous opera, both arias and emotions soar as Claus Guth directs some of the most talented voices in opera today!
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  • MADAMA BUTTERFLY
  • • An opera at Opéra Bastille in Paris from September 24th to October 25th, 2024. Discover the enthralling world of 20th-Century Japan in this production of Puccini’s classic opera Madama Butterfly. Directed by the brilliant Robert Wilson, this is an opera that can’t be missed!
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  • I PURITANI (THE PURITANS)
  • • An opera at Opéra Bastille in Paris from February 6th to March 5th, 2025. In this heartbreakingly romantic opera, Laurent Pelly directs two of opera’s most beautiful voices as they play lovers forced apart by circumstance.
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  • THE MAGIC FLUTE
  • • An opera at Opéra Bastille in Paris from November 2nd to November 23rd, 2024. A true classic, Mozart’s famous opera is sure to delight opera lovers and novices alike! Directed by Robert Carsen, this dazzling iteration of Mozart’s work is an absolute must-see show.
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  • THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
  • • An opera at Opéra Bastille in Paris from June 10th to July 13th, 2025. Rossini’s famous opera returns in style! Discover the most melodious love triangle in the history of opera in Damiano Michieletto’s production of this classic piece.
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  • DON CARLOS
  • • An opera at Opéra Bastille in Paris from March 29th to April 25th, 2025. This historical classic returns to its debut stage as Krzysztof Warlikowski directs some of the opera’s greatest talents in a sweeping production of Verdi’s famous grand opera. You won’t want to miss this legendary opera’s homecoming!
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  • CASTOR ET POLLUX
  • • An opera at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris from January 20th to February 23rd, 2025. Presented in its original form by the young American operatic superstar Peter Sellars, this production of the classic Castor and Pollux tale promises a powerful evening at the opera.
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  • LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT (THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT)
  • • An opera at Opéra Bastille in Paris from October 17th to November 20th, 2024. An incomparable opera full of humour and delight sweeps across the Parisian stage in Laurent Pelly’s rendition of La Fille Du Régiment, this time set against the backdrop of Europe in World War I.
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  • LES BRIGANDS (THE BANDITS)
  • • An opera at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris from September 21st, 2024 to July 12th, 2025. This joyful opera features beautiful music by Jacques Offenback and brilliant directing by Barrie Kosky. Laugh and smile along to a marvellous score by a classic composer… this is opera at its most playful!
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  • MANON
  • • An opera at Opéra Bastille in Paris from May 26th to June 20th, 2025. One of opera’s most dynamic and challenging characters, two incredible sopranos take on the role of the carefree temptress Manon in this romantic comedy composed by Jules Massenet and directed by Vincent Huguet.
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  • FAUST
  • • An opera at Opéra Bastille in Paris from September 26th to October 18th, 2024. A true French classic, this opera features a deal with the devil, romantic passion and astonishing solos in an operatic score composed by one of France’s most famous composers, Charles Gounod.
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  • FALSTAFF
  • • An opera at Opéra Bastille in Paris from September 10th to 30th, 2024. Love to laugh? This exuberant opera is sure to leave Paris chuckling. We guarantee that this comedy composed by the famous Verdi will leave you walking out of the opera with a smile on your face!
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Modern Opera in the 2024-2025 Opéra de Paris Season


  • PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE
  • • An opera at Opéra Bastille in Paris from February 28th to March 27th, 2025. Claude Debussy’s thrilling love triangle plays out in a suspenseful musical spectacle in this opera, a twist on the classic directed by opera visionary Wajdi Mouawad.
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  • IL VIAGGIO, DANTE
  • • An opera at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris from March 21st to April 9th, 2025. This impressive opera which debuted in France just two years ago has already gathered critical acclaim for Pascal Dusapin’s astounding score and the operatic deftness with which he tackles the eternal themes of Dante’s epic Divine Comedy.
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  • THE RAKE’S PROGRESS
  • • An opera at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris from November 30th to December 23rd, 2024. Teeming with dynamic characters, moral quandaries, and, of course, beautiful music, this English-language opera directed by Olivier Py promises to keep its Parisian audience on the edge of their seats!
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Classic Ballet in the 2024-2025 Opéra de Paris Season


  • MAYERLING
  • • A ballet at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris from October 29th to November 16th, 2024. This classic ballet combines love, royalty, and politics into one completely enrapturing performance that is indisputably the best-loved work of acclaimed choreographer Kenneth MacMillan.
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  • ONEGIN (ONÉGUINE)
  • • A ballet at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris from February 8th to March 4th, 2025. In a glorious performance which combines two of Russia’s most famous artists, Tchaikovsky’s music and Pushkin’s prose, this classic ballet is a gorgeous spectacle of love, loss, and drama.
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  • THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
  • • A ballet at Opéra Bastille in Paris from March 8th to July 10th, 2025. A tale as old as time… This stunning classic ballet is an entirely new and magical way to experience the love story and dreamy slumber of the classic fairy tale heroine Aurora. Filled with fairies, tulle, and of course, a Prince Charming, this Charles Perrault ballet is sure to delight all audiences!
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  • SYLVIA
  • • A ballet at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris from May 8th to June 4th, 2024. In a joyous homecoming, the very first ballet created for the Opéra de Paris in 1876 by Louis Mérante takes the stage once again! Full of woodland wonder, love, jealousy and gorgeous dancing, this will be a ballet to remember.
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Contemporary Dance in the 2024-2025 Opéra de Paris Season


  • PLAY
  • • A contemporary dance performance at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris from December 7th, 2024 to January 4th, 2025. This engaging and dynamic celebration of dance features all there is to love about movement and music. Choreographed by the modern great Alexander Ekman, this is a show unlike anything you have ever seen!
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  • HOFESH SHECHTER
  • • A contemporary dance performance at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris from June 10th to July 14th, 2025. One of the most highly anticipated modern dance world premieres, this debut of Hofesh Shechter’s latest masterpiece is sure to delight all with its energetic and moving rhythm.
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  • SHARON EYAL / MATS EK
  • • A contemporary dance performance at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris from March 27th to April 18th, 2025. A night featuring two spectacular modern ballets, the joint presentation of the work of two modern choreography giants results in an explosion of emotion and movement that simply can’t be missed!
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  • WILLIAM FORSYTHE / JOHAN INGER
  • • A contemporary dance performance at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris from October 4th to November 3rd, 2024. Kicking off their 2024-2025 ballet season in the best way possible, the Opéra de Paris has turned to two of the most talented modern choreographers, William Forsythe and Johan Inger, to make sure that the opening show is a night Paris will always remember!
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Recitals and Concerts in the 2024-2025 Opéra de Paris Season


  • NATALIE DESSAY RECITAL
  • • A vocal recital at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris on March 30th, 2025. In what is certain to be the most magnificent swan song, one of the finest French opera singers returns to a beloved Paris stage for one last concert. Natalie Dessay’s incredible voice and awe-inspiring stage presence are sure to culminate in a magnificent final show.
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  • BENJAMIN BERNHEIM RECITAL
  • • A vocal recital at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris on November 24th, 2024. In this recital, award-winning opera singer Benjamin Bernheim focuses on some of France’s most classic compositions in a gorgeous performance featuring Bernheim’s spectacular voice.
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  • RENÉE FLEMING RECITAL
  • • A vocal recital at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris on March 9th, 2025. In what is sure to be a truly magical night, Grammy-award winning American opera soprano Renée Fleming takes to the gilded stage of the Opéra Palais Garnier to sing a wide range of melodies, from classic opera arias to contemporary pieces.
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  • ROLEX AMBASSADORS CONCERT
  • • A concert at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris on May 11th, 2025. A truly special collaboration between the Opéra de Paris, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and Rolex has created a programme that is sure to astound. Offered in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the beloved Opéra de Paris, this transcendent show will truly light up the City of Love!
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  • OPERA GARNIER CONCERT SERIES
  • • A series of concerts at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris October 27th, 2024 to June 22nd, 2025. This series of concerts performed by the spectacular Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris covers all kinds of classical chamber music, from Georg Handel to Igor Stravinsky.
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  • PARIS OPERA BALLET SCHOOL PRODUCTION
  • • Ballet recitals at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris from April 24th to 29th, 2025. In a true display of excellence, the incredible students of the Paris Opéra Ballet School take to the stage to demonstrate both classic and contemporary ballet masterpieces. Don’t miss the chance to see the next generation of ballet talent!
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  • PARIS OPERA BALLET SCHOOL DEMONSTRATIONS
  • • Ballet recitals at Opéra Palais Garnier in Paris from December 15th to 22nd, 2024. In a series of beautiful exercises and technical demonstrations, this performance encapsulates all the hard work and expertise the magnificent students of the Paris Opéra Ballet School have developed in their young careers.
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