Artistic partners / in the region and beyond

Our Partners

PYGMALION in residence

As part of its policy of supporting young artists, the Opéra National de Bordeaux has hosted Pygmalion in residence since 2014. Pygmalion, a choir and orchestra on period instruments founded in 2006 by Raphaël Pichon, explores the connections that link Bach to Mendelssohn, Schütz to Brahms or Rameau to Gluck and Berlioz. This residency provides artistic support for the ensemble's projects, particularly its operatic projects. It also promotes national and European co-productions and joint efforts towards long-term educational and territorial projects.

Performances by Pygmalion: Libertà, 18 December, Praetorius, 2 March, and Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor, 13 May. As part of the ONB season events, Pygmalion will also offer a season of chamber music concerts a season of chamber music concerts at Station Ausone.

Auditorium Samedi 15 octobre 2022 Mein Traum Raphaël Pichon | Stéphane Degout | Judith Fa | Pygmalion +
Auditorium Dimanche 4 décembre 2022 Les chemins de Bach 1 | Dynasties Raphaël Pichon | Pygmalion – chœur & orchestre +
Auditorium Samedi 21 janvier 2023 Lobgesang Raphaël Pichon | Julia Kleiter | Robin Tritschler | Pygmalion - chœur & orchestre +
Auditorium Dimanche 5 février 2023 Les chemins de Bach 2 | Les maîtres Raphaël Pichon, direction | Pygmalion – chœur & orchestre +
Auditorium Mardi 11 avril 2023 Les chemins de Bach 3 | Le voyage à Lübeck Raphaël Pichon, direction | Pygmalion – chœur & orchestre +

JOSEP PONS, chef associé

Durant la saison 2022-2023, le chef espagnol Josep Pons a accepté d’être chef associé de l’Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine avant la nomination de la personnalité qui occupera la fonction de direction musicale de l’orchestre. Il est actuellement Directeur Musical de l’Orchestre Symphonique du Grand théâtre du Liceu de Barcelone. Il était auparavant Directeur musical de l’Orchestre de la Ville de Grenade (1993-2004) et Directeur musical de l’Orchestre National d’Espagne (2003-2014).

Auditorium Jeudi 13 octobre 2022 Brahms Project Josep Pons | ONBA +
Auditorium Du Jeudi 5 janvier 2023 au Vendredi 6 janvier 2023 Brahms Project Josep Pons | ONBA +


At the initiative of Eric Quilleré, Director of Dance, an ambitious partnership has been in place since 2018 with the Ballet Preljocaj - CCN of Aix-en-Provence, and its artistic director and choreographer Angelin Preljocaj. Preljocaj’s dedication, as one of the greatest contemporary French choreographers, is characterised by the transmission of knowledge and exchange through workshops and joint rehearsals by the dancers of the two companies. In the three years the partnership has been running, this artistic collaboration has also given life to larger projects, thanks to reciprocal synergies: emblematic pieces by the choreographer have joined the Ballet's repertoire, Ballet Preljocaj has become associated with events in Bordeaux, the choreographer is working on future co-productions, and existing productions are provided at preferential rates.

In 2019/2020, two pieces by Angelin Preljocaj will join the ONB Ballet's repertoire: Ghost created in 2018 with two dancers from Bordeaux, Anna Gueho and Alice Leloup and Un trait d’Union, a duet from 1989. Ballet Preljocaj will be on stage at the Grand Theatre in March 2020 to present the choreographer's latest creation, Winterreise. The ONB Ballet will be on tour at the Pavillon Noir in Aix-en-Provence - home of the Preljocaj company - on 28 and 29 April 2020.

Grand-Théâtre Du Jeudi 19 mars 2020 au Vendredi 20 mars 2020 - [ANNULÉ] Ballet Preljocaj Winterreise +
Aix-en-Provence Du Mardi 28 avril 2020 au Mercredi 29 avril 2020 - [ANNULÉ] Ballet de l’Opéra National de Bordeaux - Aix-en-Provence +

Opéra National de Paris

The partnership with the Opéra de Paris was signed in 2018, in consultation with its Director of Dance Aurélie Dupont. Its goal is to optimise resources and encourage a real artistic collaboration between the two ballets in the fields of production, programming and training. Instructors and artists from both companies also participate in the perpetuation of academic classical dance and the French style through sharing and transmission.

See the Ballet of the Opéra de Paris in Herman Schmerman by William Forsythe and with Elisabeth Platel, Director of the School of Dance of the Opéra de Paris, who will pass on her know-how during classes for dancers and share her expertise at the annual auditions of the ONB Ballet.



Opéra-de-Limoges-3-by-Antoine-Jouffriault.pngThe Opéra National de Bordeaux and the Opéra de Limoges have joined forces to focus on:

  • Promoting the image, attractiveness and cultural and artistic reputation of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and regional policy on the performing arts;
  • Working together locally to enrich and diversify the artistic offering for all audiences in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region;
  • Promoting operatic art, symphonic music and choreographic production;
  • Encouraging innovative artistic projects (methods, formats, digital aspects, etc.) that are locally adapted in order to improve distribution.

In 2019/2020, the Limoges Opera Choir will be on stage at the Grand Theatre for Rubinstein's The Demon.



Opéra de Lille, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Helikon-Opera Moscow, Staatstheater Nürnberg, Drottningholms Slottsteater, Château de Versailles Spectacles, Les Grandes Voix, Céleste Productions.



Venues: Le Théâtre Ducourneau, Agen - Le Théâtre Olympia, Arcachon - TnBA, Le Théâtre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Bordeaux – Le Centre Culturel, Bergerac - L’Espace culturel, Biganos - La Manufacture CDC d’Aquitaine - L’Espace Treulon, Bruges - L’Opéra de Limoges, Limoges - La salle Les Cigales, Luxey - Théâtre le Parnasse, Mimizan - Le Théâtre de l’Odyssée, Périgueux - L’Espace culturel, Soustons - Le Théâtre de Gascogne, Le Pôle, St Pierre du Mont. – La Mégisserie, St Junien – The churches of Ambès, Bassens, Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Médard en Jalles.

Companies and orchestras: Cie Rêvolution - Cie Christine Hassid Project - Eclats - Jeune Académie vocale d'aquitaine (JAVA) - L'Orchestre des Champs-Elysées - Ars Nova - Le Veilleur Festivals: Les Campulsations - L'Esprit du Piano, Bordeaux - Festival International des Arts de Bordeaux Métropole - Festival Jazz au Pôle, Saint-Pierre-du-Mont - Festival Jazz Pourpre en Périgord, Bergerac - Festival Ravel Côte Basque, St-Jean-de -Luz - Festival Ré Majeure, Rivedoux Plage- Festival Ouvre la Voix, Bordeaux.