Life imitating art in Lyon

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François, le saint jongleur

Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

This is the story of Saint Francis of Assisi, as portrayed by the political and facetious pen of Dario Fo, the winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for...

Harlequin’s Lesson of Love

The Celestins - Theater of Lyon

For thirty years, Patrick Timsit has wanted to make his own version of Book of My Mother, Albert Cohen’s autobiographical tale. He is now making this...

The Nightingale and other fables

The Lyon Opera House

To mark the 50th anniversary of Stravinsky's death, the Opéra de Lyon is reviving its production of The Nightingale, one of his classic works. The...

Irish Celtic

L'Amphithéâtre

It's time to bring out the Celt within you!

Alessandro Sciarroni

Le Toboggan

Together with the Opéra de Lyon Ballet, choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni offers a new version of FOLK-S, will you still love me tomorrow? his...

Bluebeard's Castle

The Lyon Opera House

Bartók adapted the famous Perrault story into Hungarian for his one and only opera. A piece of infinite musicality which rewrites operatic convention...

Ariane et Barbe-Bleue

The Lyon Opera House

Modern and flying the flag for liberty, Ariane et Barbe-Bleue by Paul Dukas turns Perrault's story into a true hymn to women’s liberation and...

Pelleas and Melisande

Textile Museum

Inside Lyon’s Textile Arts Museum (Musée des Tissus), a partner in this production, director Richard Brunel gives us his vision of Maeterlinck’s...

Les Enfants du Levant

Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse

A poignant opera for young audiences, performed by the children's chorus of the Opéra de Lyon.

Ioannis Mandafounis - Russell Maliphant

The Lyon Opera House

This double programme of work by Ioannis Mandafounis and Russell Maliphant combines a new piece with one that is now entering the repertoire, a new...

The Moon

Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre (ENSATT)

With its combination of beautiful voices and magical images, this new version of the Grimms' fairytale is a real gem!

L'Enfant et les Sortilèges

Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse

Based on a libretto by Colette, this is a lyrical fantasy composed by Ravel, with a score that mixes jazz, polka, the waltz and even a cheese grater!

Le Coq d'or

The Lyon Opera House

Rimsky-Korsakov’s last opera, this masterpiece was censored by Russia’s Imperial family. A satirical take on power and warlike ambition, it opened...

Défilé de la Biennale de la Danse

Rue de la République, de la Place des Terreaux jusqu'à la Place Bellecour

The Biennale de la Danse parade is the major event starting 15 days of dance performances.

Peeping Tom

The Lyon Opera House

Conceived for the Opéra de Lyon ballet in 2018, this version of 32 rue Vandenbranden marks a return to the stage for the cult piece by Brussels...

The Dance Biennial

Lieux divers

On even-numbered years in September and October, this international event takes over Lyon’s halls and squares for 3 weeks of dancing, with enough...

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