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Opera productions

The Cercle Berlioz brings together philanthropists who are passionate about opera and wish to support the opera productions of the Paris National Opera.

In 2021/2022, the Cercle Berlioz is associated to the main events of the lyrical season at the Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille. A special attention is brought to pieces from the French repertoire, to which the Cercle gives its support: Wajdi Mouawad’s new staging of Œdipe by Georges Enesco, an opera created in 1936 at the Palais Garnier and unjustly fallen by the wayside; and the entry to the repertoire of Cendrillon by Jules Massenet, in a staging by Mariame Clément. The 21/22 season will also see the reruns of Manon by Jules Massenet, staged by Vincent Huguet (2020), and Faust by Charles Gounod, staged by Tobias Kratzer (2021), two productions created with the support of the Cercle Berlioz.

By joining the Cercle Berlioz, you get the opportunity to see the behind-the-scenes of the Paris National Opera and to follow, step by step, the artists’ work and their creative process, through meetings with soloists, directors, musicians and artistic teams as well as visits of the opera sets and costumes workshops and an access to the intimacy of the rehearsals.


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The Paris National Opera would like to thank the Cercle Berlioz members for their support:

  • Elizabeth et Robert Carroll

  • François Collineau

  • Oliver Dorgans et Alexandre Nadjari

  • Maura Helena Gonzaga

  • William et Françoise Torchiana

  • Claude et Tuulikki Janssen

  • Yves Alexandre

  • Florence et Damien Bachelot

  • Philippe et Donatienne Beaufour

  • Philippe et Donatienne Beaufour

  • Joyce et Philip Kan

  • Olivier Perquel

  • Christian et Béatrice Schlumberger

  • Thierry Sueur et Béatrice Thomas

  • Claudine Théodore

  • Antoine et Sylvie Winckler

  • Jean-Marie Baillot-d’Estivaux
  • Philippe Blavier
  • Jacques et Katharina Bouhet
  • Michel et Catherine Carlier
  • Bernard et Marie Coisne
  • Charles Foussard
  • Annick Frotiée
  • Olivier et Maryse Gayno
  • Helman et Anne le Pas de Sécheval
  • Chantal Peraudeau-Mazin
  • Marie-Claire Ricard
  • Xavier Richer
  • Eric Rouvroy
  • Philippe Tengelmann

  • Some donors prefer to remain anonymous.


Starting a residency programme for conductors inside the Academy of the Opéra National de Paris.
The aim of this training is to promote equal opportunities for women and men in orchestral conducting by creating two posts for the training of opera conductors with equal recruitment for men and women.

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