The season was due to open last night with Madam Butterfly, in Robert Wilson’s production, conducted by Daniele Rustioni and with Oksana Dyka in the title role.
A few hours beforehand, the Opéra posted a notice saying the performance had been cancelled due to a snap strike called by the FSU trade union.
There is no word yet s to whether the rest of this week’s performances will be affected. Ticketholders are being offered refunds at the box-office.
Plus ca change à Paris.