Future Events



The Paris Opera & Ballet HD Screening Series

at The French Institute Alliance Française - Season 2

New York Premieres

Location and time - FIAF Florence Gould Hall at 1pm


Sunday February 3 - Thierree/Shechter/Perez/Pite ( Ballet)

"When I choreograph, it is the very act of creating and observing that connects me most deeply with the natural world, with the brutality and beauty it contains"- Crystal Pite

Four contemporary choreographers come together for a programme that leads the Opera’s dancers to a new form of modernity where bodies vibrate with intensity. To open the evening, James Thierrée takes over the public areas of the Palais Garnier and introduces us to his dream-like world.  Israel’s Hofesh Shechter, often lauded for his telluric, trance-evoking dances, offers a new version of his piece The Art of Not Looking Back. Spain’s Iván Pérez occupies the stage of the Opera for the first time with a creation for ten male dancers. To conclude the evening, Canada’s Crystal Pite returns with The Seasons’ Canon, a dazzling creation that thrilled audiences at the Palais Garnier last season. 

James Thierree: Frôlons
Hofesh Shechter: The Art of Not Looking Back
Iván Pérez: The Male Dancer

Crystal Pite: The Seasons' Canon


Duration - 2h55 with 1 interval


Sunday February 24- The Tales of Hoffmann by J.Offenbach (Opera)

"We are made great by love and greater still by our tears."  Hoffmann, Épilogue

By the time he came to tackle the composition of Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Offenbach’s opus already included more than a hundred operas. Left unfinished when he died during rehearsals in October 1880, his last work combines fantasy, gravity and humour in an unexpectedly innovative synthesis of opera buffa, romantic opera and grand opera. This adaptation of three tales by E.T.A. Hoffmann, with a sprinkling of Goethe’s Faust, portrays the German poet as both narrator and hero recounting his love affairs with Olympia, Antonia and Giuletta. Robert Carsen’s spectacular production highlights the melancholy genius of a man marked by life, with a coherence and dramatic sense remarkable for a work that leaves numerous questions unanswered. Under the baton of Philippe Jordan, Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Ermonela Jaho, Kate Aldrich, Yann Beuron and Ramón Vargas and Stefano Secco in the main role, interpret the legendary airs of this work whose brilliant mystery will continue to dazzle opera houses for countless years to come.

Opera in a prologue, three acts and an epilogue (1881)  
In French with French and English subtitles

Duration - 3h25 with 2 intervals


In Partnership with the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)


To reserve- http://events.fiaf.org/events/paris-opera-ballet-hd/


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More Events to be announced shortly.

Past Events




November, 4 2018 at 3pm

Balanchine Festival at the New York City Center

In 1948, George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein founded New York City Ballet at City Center. It was here that Balanchine continued to develop his definitive style, which remains at the pinnacle of modern ballet. Many of Balanchine’s iconic ballets from that time had premieres at our historic theater. The thirteen different pieces chosen for this unprecedented international tribute will be performed by eight of the world’s greatest ballet companies, accompanied by the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

Balanchine: The City Center Years will feature performances by American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Miami City Ballet, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet.

8 of the World’s Greatest Ballet Companies

6 Distinct Programs
1 Unprecedented Event


Program VI—Sun Nov 4 at 3pm
Joffrey Ballet The Four Temperaments (Hindemith)
Paris Opera Ballet Divertissement Pas de Deux from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mendelssohn)
The Mariinsky Ballet Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (Tschaikovsky)
American Ballet Theatre Symphonie Concertante (Mozart)

Performance followed by dinner kindly hosted by Serena Lese close by, in presence of the Paris Opera dancers, Hugo Marchand and Sae Eun Park.

Sponsor | The Paris Opera Ballet's performances at the Balanchine Festival are kindly supported by BNP Paribas 


Spring 2018 

Paris Opera in HD Series at The French Institute Alliance Française

New York Premieres

Sunday, May 20 & Sunday, June 24, 2018

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Every other month beginning in April 2018, The American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet and The French Institute Alliance Française in New York will screen a Paris Opera performance in HD followed by lively panel discussions and cocktail receptions. 


Sun, May 20: Millepied, Robbins, Balanchine


Introduced by Susan Gluck Pappajohn, former soloist with New York City Ballet.

See the renowned company's beloved repertoire by the celebrated ballet masters, paired with the premiere of Millepied's new work featuring music by Nico Muhly. 

Information and Tickets


Sun, June 24: Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila


Camille Saint-Saëns’ lushly romantic re-telling of the Biblical tale is conducted by Paris Opera music director Philippe Jordan and staged by Damiano Michieletto.

Opera in three acts & four scenes (1877).

In French with English subtitles

Information and Tickets

May 2, 2018 

Celebrate the Paris Opera in New York 

A unique musical evening under the patronage of French Consul Anne-Claire Legendre and with the Director of the Paris Opera, Stephane Lissner, celebrating the Paris Opera 350th anniversary.

Exceptional Performance by Bryan Hymel and Karine Deshayes 


  • Vice Chairman table (10) - $15,000 ($10,000 tax deductible)
  • Benefactor Ticket - $2,500 ($2,000 tax deductible) - Includes 1-year AFPOB Friend membership
  • Friend Ticket - $1,500 ($1,000 tax deductible) - Limited availability


For reservation, contact Laure Vienot Tronche at laure.vienot@afpob.org or 212.439.1426

July 20-23, 2017

"Jewels" at the Licoln Center

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of George Balanchine 's "jewels", the Paris Opera will share the stage with the Bolshoi and New York City Ballet for an historic collaboration.

The series of events include the opening night performance, a cast party with all three companies, and an intimate luncheon with the director of the Paris Opera Ballet Aurelie Dupont at the French Consulate.

For more information, contact Laure Vienot Tronche at laure.vienot@afpob.org or 212.439.1426

April 21, 2017

Private Dinner & Concert with Davone Tines

In Spring 2017, The American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet enjoyed a private dinner and salon concert with Opera singer, Davone Tines, in the home of AFPOB Trustee Joanna Fisher. Davone spoke at length about the new production to be presented at the Paris Opera in January 2018, "Only the Sound Remains," by Kaija Saariaho (L'amour de Loin) and Peter Sellars before performing two beautiful extracts by Kaija Saariaho and Handel. After a delicious four-course dinner, Davone and his artist friends improvised a last piece for the delight of all assembled.

June 9, 2016

Dinner in honor of the Paris Opera

The American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet is hosting an intimate dinner at the French Consulate with Aurelie Dupont, incomig Director of Dance.

The evening included cocktail, seated dinner and a intimate talk, in a stunning setting.

* Invitation only, for members at the Patrons level and up

For more information, contact Laure Vienot Tronche at laure.vienot@afpob.org or 212.439.1426


September 15, 2015

Gala dinner at the Park Armory 

At the occasion of the premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Tree of Codes, the Park Avenue Armory and the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet will host a gala evening and party with the cast following the opening performance.

Award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor’s groundbreaking work embraces dance, science, film, music, and technology to generate intriguing, expansive creations.  For his new piece Tree of Codes, McGregor collaborated with artist Olafur Eliasson and producer/composer Jamie xx to create a contemporary ballet. The evening-length work features 6 Etoiles and soloists from the Paris Opera Ballet as well as members of and Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

For more information, contact Laure Vienot Tronche at laure.vienot@afpob.org or 212.439.1426


April 1, 2015

Broadway show and private dinner with Christopher Wheeldon 



Preview of the new musical “An American in Paris” at the Palace Theatre on Broadway followed by supper in a French restaurant with Christopher Wheeldon.

* Invitation only


For more information, contact Laure Vienot Tronche at laure.vienot@afpob.org or 212.439.1426

February 19, 2015

Musical dinner in honor of Stephane Lissner 


The French Consulate and the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet are hosting an exceptional dinner in honor of Stephane Lissner, new director of the Opera Nation de Paris for his first apperance in New York in his position.

At this occasion, Mr. Lissner will present the 2015/2016 lyric season and share his vision for the Paris Opera with artists and patrons. The evening will include cocktails, seated dinner and an incredible musical interlude by special guests Diana Damrau and Nicolas Teste.


* Invitation only, for members at the Patrons level and up

For more information, contact Laure Vienot Tronche at laure.vienot@afpob.org or 212.439.1426





HD  Screening Series

February 3

Thierree/Shechter/Perez/Pite ( Ballet)
Florence Gould Hall at 1pm

February 24

The Tales of Hoffmann - Philippe Jordan (Opera)
Florence Gould Hall at 1pm


In Partnership with the French Institute: Alliance Francaise (FIAF)

2h55 with 1 interval