The day after the Molières ceremony held on May 30 at the Folies Bergère, many ticket offices are opening reservations for shows in the 2022-2023 season. Subscribers to public theaters are invited to block their evenings if they want to be able to have a chance to see the most anticipated shows of the start of the school year. If all the private stages have not yet stopped their programming, Le Point offers you a selection of plays, operas and classical concerts that you will hear a lot about next fall.

*Premiere at the Palais Garnier on September 10 at 7:30 p.m. Until October 9. Reservations on the Paris Opera website.

Jacques Weber gave a flamboyant interpretation of it at the Théâtre de la Ville, hosted at Porte Saint-Martin last season. It is the turn of Denis Podalydès to slip into the costume of King Lear under the direction of Thomas Ostermeier. The director of the Berlin Schaubühne entrusted Olivier Cadiot with the task of designing a new translation of this great classic drama. It’s a very political version that denounces the patriarchal system of this story of a monarch who has to share his kingdom between his daughters. Insisting on the apocalyptic dimension of the text, crossed by the same warrior madness which is tearing Eastern Europe today, this Lear will plunge the cast into a landscape of desolate moorland. Denis Podalydès, but also Éric Génovèse, Stéphane Varupenne, Noam Morgensztern, Julien Frison and Marina Hands will be accompanied on set by trumpeters.

*King Lear, Salle Richelieu, from September 23 (until February 26, 2023). Reservations on the Comédie-Française website.

*Bérénice at La Scala from September 15 to October 12. More information on the theater website.

It is with Richard Strauss that the Opéra Bastille will open the season by entrusting the staging of Salomé to Lydia Steier, in tandem with conductor Simone Young. We are impatiently awaiting the version of the dance of the seven veils that the American will give us. This scene, which had caused a wind of scandal to blow in Paris during the creation of Oscar Wilde’s play of the same name in 1891, is indeed likely to resonate strangely at the time of

*Salomé by Richard Strauss at the Opéra Bastille from October 12 to November 5. Reservations on the site.

*Harvey by Mary Chase, translation by Agathe Mélinand, directed by Laurent Pelly, at the Théâtre du Rond-Point from September 21 to October 8.

Forget Doctor Dayan! Frédéric Pierrot leaves for a few months his character of shrink in Therapy to reconnect with the theater. Here he is Robin, a retired engineer who lives with his wife Hazel near the nuclear power plant where he worked for thirty years. A disturbing accident has just occurred, but it is not so much this tragedy that will upset this aging couple as the impromptu arrival of Rose, a former colleague and lover of Robin…

*Les Enfants de Lucy Kirkwood at the Théâtre de l’Atelier from September 20.

*Concerts of different traditional ensembles over two days. Schedules and reservations on the Philharmonie’s website.

The American pianist Stephen Kovacevich, who now lives in the United Kingdom, will stop in Paris for an exceptional concert at the end of September. A rare opportunity to hear the interpreter of the legendary recording of Beethoven’s cello sonatas with Jacqueline du Pré, but also of an exceptional Bartok with Martha Argerich.

*Recital on Wednesday, September 28. Reservations on the site.

After several triumphs on the stage of the Opéra Comique, countertenor Jakub Jozef Orlinski returns there to play Gluck’s Orpheus opposite the young Regula Mühlemann. A sparkling duo accompanied by the Bathasar-Neumann Chor

*Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck. Directed by Robert Carsen at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. A co-production of the Canadian Opera Company, the Fondazione Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, the Château de Versailles and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. From September 21 to October 1.

It is with the (mythical) fifth opera by Richard Wagner that Daniele Rustioni, recently appointed musical director of the institution, inaugurates his season with a staging by David Hermann which borrows from the world of Philip K. Dick, such as that Ridley Scott brought it to the screen in his cult film Blade Runner in 1982. A co-production of the Opéra de Lyon and the Teatro Real in Madrid.

*Tannhauser from October 11 to 30. Reservations on the Lyon Opera website.