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Program and cast

Opera in four acts

Libretto : Edmond Fleg

Music : Georges Enesco - (1881-1955)

Conductor : Ingo Metzmacher

Chorus master : Ching-Lien Wu

Director : Wajdi Mouawad

Set design : Emmanuel Clolus

Costume design : Emmanuelle Thomas

Make-up, hairdressing: Cécile Kretschmar

Lighting: Éric Champoux

Dramaturgy: Charlotte Farcet

Orchestra and Choirs of the Opéra national de Paris

Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine / Children's Choir of the Opéra national de Paris


Œdipe: Christopher Maltman

Tiresias: John Tomlinson

Creon: Brian Mulligan

The shepherd: Vincent Ordonneau

The High Priest : Laurent Naouri

Phorbas / The Watcher: Nicolas Cavallier

Theseus: Adrian Timpau

Laios: Graham Clark

Jocasta: Ekaterina Gubanova

The Sphinx: Clémentine Margaine

Antigone: Anna-Sophie Neher

Merope: Anne-Sofie Von Otter

A Theban woman: Daniela Entcheva

Paris Opera - Opéra Bastille

Opéra Bastille
A great modern theatre
The Opéra Bastille is the work of the Canadian-Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott, who was chosen in November 1983 after an international competition that attracted entries from some 1,700 architects. The theatre was inaugurated on July 13th 1989.
Its architecture is marked by transparent façades and by the use of identical materials for both the interiors and the exteriors.
With its 2,700 acoustically consistent seats, its unique stage facilities, its integrated scenery, costume and accessory workshops, as well as its numerous work areas and rehearsal rooms, the Opera Bastille is a great modern theatre.
Stage facilities

Orchestra pit, mobile and adjustable, can be covered; at its largest it can house 130 musicians
Main stage, 45 m high, 30 m wide, 25 m deep, made up of 9 elevators allowing several levels to be created and supported by three main elevators, which bring scenery up from below stage
Clearing zones, 4 storage areas with the same dimensions as the stage
Backstage area, with its scenery turntable
Circulation area, scenery temporarily stored between the stage, workshops and rehearsal stage
Rehearsal stage, the Salle Gounod, with its orchestra pit and dimensions identical to those of the main stage


The building

Area at ground level: 22,000 m²
Floor area: 160,000 m²
Total height: 80 m (including 30 m below street level)


The auditoriums
The main auditorium

Area: 1,200 m², 5% of the total for the building
Dimensions: 20 m high, 32 m deep, 40 m wide
Number of seats: 2,703
Materials: blue granite from Lannelin in Brittany, pearwood from China, glass ceiling


The amphitheatre

Area: 700 m²
Depth : 21.4 m
Number of seats : 450
Materials: white breccia marble from Verona, staff ceiling


The Studio

Area: 280 m²
Depth: 19,5 m
Number of seats: 237
Materials: white breccia marble from Verona and pearwood


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