Gustavo Dudamel conducts Bizet, de Falla, Golijov, Britten, Adams, Wagner, Strauss, and Verdi

Gustavo Dudamel's inaugural concert at the Opéra de Paris

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Clémentine Margaine — Carmen
Matthew Polenzani — Don José
Ekaterina Gubanova — Mezzo-soprano
Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur — Mezzo-soprano
Gerald Finley — Bass-baritone
Jacquelyn Wagner — Soprano
Sabine Devieilhe — Soprano
Ekaterina Gubanova — Mezzo-soprano
Gerald Finley — Falstaff
Jacquelyn Wagner — Alice
Sabine Devieilhe — Nanetta
Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur — Meg
Clémentine Margaine — Quickly
Matthew Polenzani — Fenton

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Witness history happening on! Join the fiery Gustavo Dudamel at Paris's exquisite Palais Garnier for his inaugural concert as Music Director of the Paris Opera, kicking off a six-year tenure that promises great things to come. Beginning with scenes from Bizet’s legendary Carmen, this feast of a program takes you from Verdi’s Falstaff to John Adams’s Doctor Atomic, from Wagner’s Lohengrin to Britten’s Peter Grimes, and through works by Strauss, Falla, and Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov. Joining the maestro is a marquee lineup of opera stars like sopranos Jacquelyn Wagner and Sabine Devieilhe, tenor Matthew Polenzani, and bass-baritone Gerald Finley—a star-studded cast to match the momentous occasion!

Photo: Gustavo Dudamel © Smallz + Raskind

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Directed by:
François-René Martin
Venue: Palais Garnier (Paris, France)
Production date: 2021
Duration: 1 h 24 min
Production: © Opéra national de Paris & Camera Lucida
Resolution: Full HD

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Tuesday, December 22, 2026