Just in: Paris Opéra will reopen on December 15

Just in: Paris Opéra will reopen on December 15


norman lebrecht

November 25, 2020

Message from Alexander Neef:

In line with the decisions announced by the President of the Republic on 24 November, the Paris Opera is delighted to be preparing to reopen its theatres to the public as of Tuesday 15 December.

Several productions will be presented in December: La Bayadère, La Traviata and Carmen at the Opéra Bastille, and, at the Palais Garnier, the Ballet School’s production Classes en scène, concerts by the Academy and Les Arts Florissants as well as a recital by Julie Fuchs.
In addition, the Palais Garnier will once again be able to welcome visitors from the same date onwards.

We will provide you as soon as possible with all relevant practical information concerning performances and visits: dates, times, booking procedures.
The artists and all the Paris Opera’s teams have been hard at work over the past few weeks to be able to welcome you back in optimal artistic and health-safety conditions.

I look forward to seeing you in our theatres as of 15 December.
I would like to thank you for your continued support and loyalty.

Alexander Neef
Managing Director



  • Dave says:

    The question is: how many people will be allowed to attend and how many will show up?

  • El says:

    Maybe don’t do that…we will surely see a 3rd wave by February…

  • Firing Back says:

    It’s not gonna happen. OK, some might, but most will be stymied from the start.

    There are already government concerns about the announced reopenings, and there was a health briefing earlier regarding public performance.

    All too soon, alas.


  • Nightowl says:

    Strikes will resume from December 16th.

  • Jessica Pastrami says:

    December 15 2022 I hope… #zerocovid