Paris Opéra leaks entire season in major online error

Paris Opéra leaks entire season in major online error


norman lebrecht

December 15, 2016

Viewers browsing the Paris Opéra website yesterday were able to read full plans – officially unannounced – for the 2017/18 season.

They include a Verdi Don Carlo, with Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva and Elīna Garanča; a Donizetti Don Pasquale with Pretty Yende et Lawrence Brownlee; and a Saariaho premiere staged by Peter Sellars.

As soon as the error was spotted the web page was instantly taken down.

But a blogger, David LeMarrec, cached up the season and publishes full details here.


  • Cato says:

    A premiere for Paris maybe , but Only the Sound remains was performed in Sellars’ production last season in Amsterdam. Your correspondent also omits fhe joint status of the Benvenuto Cellini production (Amsterdam, ENO, Barcelona). Fantastic! Perhaps the original source only communicated the info as such…

  • Mike Schachter says:

    Would be wonderful to have a production of the 5 act Parisian version, done at Covent Garden in 1996 under Pappano, far and away the best and one of the highlights of my operatic life. But they seem to want to do .something considerably more limited.

    • DESR says:

      Don Carlo was done under Pappano at Covent Garden in the five act version (in Italian): 2008.

      Earlier, in 1996, he had done it at Le Chatelet (Paris, in French obvs)..

      The latter essentially got him the job at the ROH.

      • Pedro says:

        There is a DVD of the magnificent Châtelet Dom Carlos with Mattila, W. Maier, Alagna, Hampson and van Dam. Production by Luc Bondy. I was there. Unforgettable.

  • Armin Egger says:

    Domingo as Dottore Grenville in Traviata. Ok, but who will be singing Annina?

  • IAin Scott says:

    Clearly a spoof as Jonas Kauffman will not appear.

  • Lydia Wahlberg says:

    Don Carlo Ave Jonas Kaufmann! Ha ha ha ha.

  • Paul says:

    already some of that info has been debunked by the artists themselves, so could we please get an update on how much of that was absolutely not true?