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Yvonne, Princesse de Bourgogne

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Witness a revival of Philippe Boesmans’ Yvonne, Princesse de Bourgogne at the renowned Paris Opera. Catch the breathtaking story that reveals the darkness and cynicism of the human psyche.

Why Watch Yvonne, Princesse de Bourgogne

Princess Yvonne is the antithesis of a princess: she is apathetic, ugly and antisocial. Prince Philippe, who is bored with the endless ceremonies at court chooses Yvonne as his fiancee. King Ignace and Queen Marguerite are appalled at Philippe’s decision and the courtiers mock the prince’s decision. Yvonne’s refusal to speak causes a great deal of provocation and the tension mounts at court.

Commissioned by the Paris Opera, legendary composer Philippe Boesmans’ opera was critically acclaimed in its premiere in 2009. The opera is based on Witold Gombrowicz’s eponymous 1935 play and continues to portray the cynicism and dark humor that made the original so popular. Renowned director and dramatist Luc Bondy brings the gripping production to stage with the help of librettist Marie-Louise Bischofberger. The opera is being revived for the first time after Bondy’s unfortunate passing, and with a talented cast at the helm, the production promises to thoroughly entertain opera fans from across the world!

Good For

Fans of Opera | Lovers of Dark Humor

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Show Details

Opening: 26 Feb 2020
End: 8 Mar 2020

Show Timings

7:30 PM on the following dates:
Feb: 26, 29
Mar: 2, 4, 6

2:30 PM on Mar 8

Leading Roles
Dorte Lyssewski as Yvonne
Laurent Naouri as Le roi Ignace
Beatrice Uria-Monzon as La reine Marguerite
Julien Behr as Le prince Philippe

Music
Philippe Boesmans

Libretto
Luc Bondy & Marie-Louie Bischofberger

Conductor
Susanna Malkki

Additional Info

Duration
2 hrs 35 min with 1 interval

Audience
Recommended for all ages

Seating
The Palais Garnier has a seating capacity of 1900

Outside Food
It is forbidden to consume food and / or drinks in the theater

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly

You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly. Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the Box Office of Palais Garnier, 45 minutes before the performance.

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