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Forever French

by reception
posted 02/12/2012

The best operas live on screen from the Paris Opera, now and until July 2013

Palais Garnier, Paris

Watch some of the most famous operas live from the Paris Operas in the Palace Cinemas in Sydney.

Better seated, better view of the stage, good sound quality and affordable ticket prices… the formula has many advantages.

Broadcasting live operas on mainstream French TV channels to reach a broader audience than the traditional opera fans started a couple of years ago in France and the idea has become very successful. This year, you don’t have to go to France to attend some of the most popular operas performed in the French capital.The Palace Cinemas broadcast them live for you in Sydney.

The season started on November 24 with the” Tales of Hoffman” and it will last until July 2013, 31 with la Sylphide.

There will be about one opera broadcasted live per month.

Next one: “Carmen” by Georges Bizet, on February 16, 17 and 20. Philippe Jordan will be the conductor and Yves Beaunesne the Director. For 190 minutes (including a 20 min. interval), experience the love and deathly passion of Don Jose for Carmen in Bizet’s most famous opera.

“Don Quixote”, “Falstaff”, “Hansel and Gretel” and many other operas are programmed. To know more about when you can watch live these operas, check the Palace Cinemas website.

Founded in the 17th century by Louis XIV the Opera National de Paris is one of Europe’s premiere opera and ballet companies showing an annual season of operas, ballets and concerts. Performing out of the historic Opera Bastille and Palais Garnier in Paris,  their live performances are attended by over 800 000 people annually.