Everyone at the Opéra Grand Avignon this weekend, a great moment of discovery and sharing

Everyone at the Opéra Grand Avignon this weekend, a great moment of discovery and sharing
Everyone at the Opéra Grand Avignon this weekend, a great moment of discovery and sharing

The Grand Avignon Opera takes part in the National Days All at the Opera, carried by the ROF (Réunion des Opéras de France) on Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5. This year, the theme of these days is ‘Team spirit’ to link with the Paris Olympic Games and the godfather is the dancer Guillaume Diop.

The 26 Opera houses at the initiative of this 17th edition have the ambition, as every year, to encourage everyone to pass through the doors of the opera theaters. During a whole weekend, everyone will be able to freely discover a rehearsal, an exhibition, the uniqueness of a profession…

Guillaume Diop, godfather of Tous à l’Opéra!

Guillaume Diop, highly regarded Étoile dancer of the Paris National Opera Ballet, has accepted with generosity and enthusiasm to be the godfather of the next edition of Tous à l’Opéra!

The choice of a sponsor from the choreographic world, highly symbolic in the run-up to Paris 2024, will highlight the singularities of the dancer’s profession: the demands and necessary discipline, the importance of the group without omitting the imagination that it is developing among younger generations.

For the Opéra Grand Avignon, Tous à l’Opéra is all year round!

The Opéra Grand Avignon implements numerous bridges between audiences and artists all year round: conferences, meetings before shows, visits, but this weekend will be exceptional, because it will allow those who wish for two days in the technical and artistic production process of an Opera: Luisa Miller by Guiseppe Verdi soon scheduled.

The program, with free entry, is built around Guiseppe Verdi and more particularly around the new co-production from the Opéra Grand Avignon, Luisa Miller which will be performed on May 17 and 18.

Saturday May 4 from 10 a.m.

Open Barre by the ballet on the Opéra square. Free participation with the Ballet de l’Opéra Grand Avignon in the class (Barres). 10.11.30am.

Public opening of Luisa Miller’s rehearsal. Staging work with all the lyrical artists, soloists and choir, accompanied by the piano. Theater. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Meeting with artists. Discussions with the conductor, choir director, soloists at the end of the rehearsal. 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Theater

Sunday May 5 from 10 a.m.

“Theater in light” meeting with Laurent Castaing, author of this book and lighting designer for Luisa Miller. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Theater.

Discovery of the work of director Frédéric Roels and the technical teams for the production of an opera. An opportunity to be at the heart of the process of developing an opera by living the experience of being on stage. 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Theater.

Singing workshop around the great arias of Verdi. Collective learning of some choirs from Verdi’s operas led by Aurore Marchand. 2:30 p.m. 4 p.m. Theater.

During these two open days

Costume exhibition around Verdi. Large fireplace.

Exhibition of photographs by Maia Flore, artist associated with the Opéra Grand Avignon. 2nd floor corridors. The bar is open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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