Il Pirata by Vincenzo Bellini at Paris Opéra Garnier

Published by Laurent P. · Updated on 13 June 2019 at 16h45 · Published on 13 June 2019 at 16h45
From December 16 to 19, 2019 Paris Palais Garnier invites Vincenzo Bellini lovers to discover Il Pirata. The occasion to discover the composer’s very first success.

The perfect moment to discover Vincenzo Bellini’s very first masterpiece… Paris Opéra Garnier offers two exclusive performances of the first success of Norma composer, Il Pirata on December 16 and 19, 2019. A work which lead part has been entirely created for French soprano Henriette Méric-Lalande in 1826.

The story of this opera takes place in the 13th century, in Sicily. It’s about the chief of a band of pirates Gualtiero in love with Imogene who is forced to marry Ernesto to save her father’s life. As for Ernesto, he’s the one who chased Gualtiero from his lands.  A very complicated love triangle and a rare work performed here as a concert version.

A libretto written by Felice Romani inspired by Charles Robert Maturin’s play Bertram or The Castle of St. Aldobrand. And an opera that managed to bring renown sopranos to the role of Imogene such as Maria Callas or even Monteserrat Caballé so that they paved the way to the most Verdi-like sopranos of her generation Sondra Radvanovsky. Let’s book a ticket, friends, shall we?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 16 December 2019 to 19 December 2019



    8 Rue Scribe
    75009 Paris 9

    Métro ligne 3, 7 ou 8 station "Opéra", RER A station "Auber"

    Catégorie 5: €25
    Catégorie 4: €45
    Catégorie 3: €75
    Catégorie 2: €120
    Catégorie 1: €140
    Catégorie Optima: €160

    Official website

    More informations
    Représentations les 16 et 19 décembre 2019 à 19h30. Première le 16 décembre. A noter que la billetterie ouvre le 22 septembre à 12h30.

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