France

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Électre/Oreste

At the forefront, a mud floor. In the centre, a kind of open construction. In the background, two percussion teams. The simplicity of Ivan van Hove's ...
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Don Carlo

Bringing to the stage Verdi’s Don Carlo is a demanding task at all levels: it requires five outstanding singers and a director able to manage the psyc...
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Saison Sèche

Saison Sèche is like a flower that never ceases to open up. The more I think about it, the more I see the different ways to interpret Phia Ménard’s ex...
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The Just Assassins

Described by the New York Times, as France’s Hamilton, Abd al Malik’s musical adaptation of The Just Assassins does more than giving “ethnic minority ...
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Intimacy
Festival d’Automne

A man who takes himself for a bird, a woman obsessed with her sleep, another man who masturbates thinking about his friends... These are the endearing...
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Les Indes Galantes

Known for his short and feature films and work as a plastic artist, French director Clément Cogitore supervises his first opera this year at the Opéra...
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Abgrund – The Abyss

Can you wear suit-pants to a soirée? Can you stop using condoms as long as you take preventative measures against AIDS? Why should you say ‘refugee’ i...
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La Petite Sirène

The Little Mermaid, in its original pre-cartoon form, was written by the prolific Danish author Hans Christian Andersen who is best known for his fair...
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Glissements

On the occasion of the festival d’automne in Paris, Myriam Gourfink choreographed dance performance for the rooms of the famous Nymphéas, painted by C...
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Julius Caesar

“Shall Rome stand under one man's awe?” Full of rhetorical questions and eloquent speeches as instruments of mass persuasion used by politicians faili...