Violetta for a Weekend?

Apart from being one of Verdi’s most well known opera’s, it is also one set in Paris. This has to be one of the most dazzling lead performances of the Parisian opera played perfectly here by Anna Netrebko (who will be here in Paris at the beginning of May!). It’s a point of debate whether…

An evening at Chatelet Theatre

Just enjoyed a great evening out at the “theatre’ at Chatelet where a series of concerts (free) runs on weekends, with the last of the series being on the 19th. The only way to enjoy the music produced at this place is by going there, recordings only do a little bit of justice. It truly…

Concert: Notre Dame de Paris

Cathedrale Notre dame de Paris – Puer Natus Est Highlight from George on Vimeo. A highlight from ” Puer Natus Est” a concert in medieval latin hosted by Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris. Well, my highlight video here is as grainy and unclear as they come – but suffice to say the concert was a…

Louvre Auditorium Concerts

Stumbled across an interesting BBC piece on talent scouting at the Louvre auditorium. The next concert seems to be scheduled for the 6th of January according to the Louvre’s programme (in French). Hoping to get a glimpse of an auditorium that has showcased contemporary and classic musicians, speakers, ‘grand masters’ of the arts and the…

June Anderson – CANDIDE (1989) Leonard Bernstein conducts

The lyrics are quite thought provoking. A deep, morose, depressing reflection on a Parisienne who finds herself in a city where she feels the very real pressure to fit in and play the role of a happy socialite: To conform to the less pleasant part of Paris – that part that is demanding, snobby, and…

Virtual Tour of Opera Garnier

Click on header above for a virtual tour of Paris’ famous Opera House, and one of this blogger’s favourite baroque-esque buildings that housed the Paris Opera from 1875 to 1989. Palais Garnier still holds her own as an impressively elaborate work of art, and home to the Opera, although from the early 90s, the honor…