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The Day I Saw Anna Netrebko in concert + an upcoming performance

It was a huge day when I got to see Anna Netrebko in concert, thanks to the gift of an excellent view seat ticket from my partner. The performance of a Russian repertoire was nothing short of mesmerizing – the audience was so impressed they applauded for three encores from Madame Netrebko. The other exciting thing is that she will be back in Paris later this year performing at Salle Pleyel, details below. Can’t wait. PROGRAMME IOLANTA Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski Salle Pleyel, Paris Sunday 11/11/2012 16:00 Anna Netrebko : soprano Sergey Skorokhodov : ténor Alexei Markov : baryton Vitali Kowaljow : basse Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra Slovenian Chamber Choir Emmanuel Villaume : direction

A must experience – Universities of Paris Orchestra and Choirs (a free concert on the horizon!)

A few weeks ago, I had the beautiful opportunity to sit in Saint Eustache and listen to the combined choirs of various branches of the University of Paris.The order and beauty of the setting was competently matched by a performance that drew upon a predominantly sacred ensemble of music. As much as many Parisians would like to deny it, the richness and beauty of the Catholic faith tradition is still evident in the art, music and even contemporary life of the city. An entire book can be written on that subject. On this particular evening, the influence of Catholic tradition was palpable and beautifully on display. On the 5th and 6th of June there will be more – with the concert on the 6th of June being a free one. I cannot wait to experience both performances! Details (in French): Mardi 5 juin 2012 à 20h30 Grand Amphithéâtre de la Sorbonne 47 rue des Écoles – Paris 5e Concert Chœur et Orchestre, direction Vincent Barthe Chef de chœur : Ariel Alonso Félix Burgan, violoncelle solo …