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Program and cast

Opera in three acts After Carlo Gozzi La Fiaba cinese teatrale tragicomica

Libretto : Giuseppe Adami Renato Simoni

Music : Giacomo Puccini - (1881 -1955)

Conductor : Gustavo Dudamel

Director : Robert Wilson

Co-stage director : Nicola Panzer

Set design : Robert Wilson Stephanie Engeln

Lighting : Robert Wilson John Torres

Costume design : Jacques Reynaud

Make-up : Manu Malligan

Video : Tomek Jeziorski

Dramaturgy : José Enrique Macián

Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra national de Paris

Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine / Choeur d’enfants de l’Opéra national de Paris

Avec le soutien exceptionnel de Aline Foriel-Destezet


Turandot : Elena Pankratova

Liu : Vanessa Vasquez

Calaf : Gwyn Hughes Jones

Timur : Vitalij Kowaljow

Altoum : Carlo Bosi

Ping : Adrian Timpau

Pang : Jinxu Xiahou

Pong : Matthew Newlin

Le Mandarin : Bogdan Talos

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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