The Paris Opera Scene

Cardillac3.jpgBy Frank Cadenhead [Opera Today, 29 October 2005]
The city-funded ThÈ‚tre du Ch‚telet, an operatic David to Paris Operaís Goliath, managed to make the biggest artistic splash of the new season. Richard Wagnerís Die Walk¸re, which opened October 21, following Das Rheingold by two days, was generally well cast, surely conducted and, as staged by Robert Wilson, brimming with theatrical interest. The two final operas will follow in November/December with two complete cycles offered in April.