Éric Vu-An and Opéra National de Paris

Éric Vu-An joined the Opéra National de Paris ballet school in 1974, training and performing there until 1987. He performed works by Serge Lifar, Mikhail Fokin, and Nijinsky and worked with great artists such as Rudolf Nureyev, Noëlla Pontois, Sylvie Guillem, Marie-Claude Pietragalla, Vladimir Vasiliev and William Forsythe. Because of a conflict between Nureyev and Béjart, Vu-An left the Paris Opera and found success as an independent artist. 

More about Opéra National de Paris

The Opéra National de Paris is France’s foremost opera and ballet company. Though it has gone through several name changes, it was originally founded by King Louis XIV in the 17th century. Its main venues are the Opéra Bastille, which opened in 1989, and the Palais Garnier, which opened in 1875. 


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Artist Spotlight: Éric Vu-An, Prix de Lausanne

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