Trips

During the trips our patrons not only enjoy beautiful performances, but fully experience the cultural life of the city they are travelling to. We open closed door for them, granting access to rehearsals, private collections, talks with artists, receptions in private homes and official residences

 

Upcoming Trips

 


 

September 21 - 22, 2017

Paris Season Opening Gala

AFPOB is traveling to Paris this Fall to celebrate the Paris Opera Ballet's 17/18 season opening. The dazzling program includes the sumptuous Défilé du Ballet, which opens up the stage to include the Foyer de la Danse, paying handsome tribute to Charles Garnier's architectural intentions. Two new works join the repertoire to accompany George Balanchine's Diamants, the choreographer's tribute to the Russian school of dance: Hans van Manen's Trois Gnossiennes and Faun by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, myserious and delicate pas de deux where emotion flows out of music and movement. 

The following day, AFPOB Chairman Olivia Flatto will host a luncheon for AFPOB patrons in honor of Paris Opera Ballet Director Stéphane Lissner and Paris Opera Ballet Director of Dance Aurélie Dupont. 

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Past trips

 


 

April 20-22, 2017

Paris

Black-tie diner  in the Grand Foyers of the Opera Garnier, and unique on-stage program, for a tribute night to Yvette Chauvire, one of the most dazzling French Ballerina of the 20th century.


Performance of rarely seen opera ”Snow Maiden” from Nikolaï Rimski-Korsakov.

Backstage tour of the workshops at Bastille, working rehearsal at Garnier, visit to the house of the French President and the French Senate, private tour of special exhbitis, culinary delights and more ...

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September 1-3, 2016

Paris

Patron's Trip in support of American Ballet Theatre's first tour to the Paris Opera in 25 years

Performance of Ratmansky's "Sleeping Beauty"

Backstage access, cast party, visit to the house of the French President, reception at the US Embassador's residence, afternoon in the footsteps of Christian Dior, private tour of cultural landmark and more exciting surprises!

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September 24-26, 2015

Paris - SOLD OUT

Ballet patrons and celebrities from all over the world will be gathering in Paris for the most glamourous event of the year: the gala opening night of Benjamin Millepied' first season at the Paris Opera Ballet, co-chaired by Olivia Flatto, Karine Journo, Pamela Joyner, Ulla Parker and Sutton Stracke, and sponsored by Dior and de Grisogono.

The 3-day fall escape planned by the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet will not only ensure you access to the sold-out gala, but also offer privileged experiences such as a master class with Benjamin Millepied, a private dinner and performance with Nico Muhly, a lunch with Maestro Phillippe Jordan, a guided discovery of new Philharmonie de Paris, a visit of the School of Dance, as well exciting private and official receptionsThe trip will aslo include incredible moments such as a private master class with Benjamin Millepied, a talk with Nico Muhly, a visit of the School of danse, private and official receptions.

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October 17, 2014

Montreal

Performance of “Paquita” by the Paris Opera Ballet 

Rehearsal of the Grands Ballets Canadiens, lunch in a private residence, private tour of the headquarters of Le Cirque du Soleil,  and dinner with the Etoiles,

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May 21-23, 2014

Paris

Co-chair: Marina Couloucoundis, Judith M. Hoffman

Black-tie gala on the stage of the Opera Bastille

New creation by Benjamin Millepied for the Paris Opera Ballet
Private rehearsal of new production with Robert Wilson
Performance of Bellini’s opera “I Capuleti e I Montecchi”

Private tour of an exceptional Impressionist collection

Dinners and lunches in private homes with special guests of honor

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