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PUZZLE Comes to the Paris Opera in September
by Stephi Wild - July 15, 2024

Puzzle from Compagnie Regards en Lignes will open at Amphithéâtre Olivier Messiaen on 06 September 2024 at 8 pm.

LA VESTALE is Now Playing at Paris Opera
by Stephi Wild - July 09, 2024

Gaspare Spontini's La Vestale is now playing at the Paris Opera. Performances run through July 11.

LES BRIGANDS Comes to the Paris Opera in September
by Stephi Wild - July 08, 2024

Les Brigands by Jacques Offenbach comes to the Palais Garnier from 21 September 2024 to 12 July 2025.

FALSTAFF Comes to Paris Opera in September
by Stephi Wild - July 01, 2024

Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi comes to Opéra Bastille in September. Performances run from 10 to 30 September 2024.

Streaming Service Max Arrives in France And Poland; Enhanced Offering Rolls Out In Netherlands and Belgium
by Josh Sharpe - June 11, 2024

Max is now live and available to watch in France and Poland, Warner Bros. Discovery has announced, completing the first wave of European launches that began last month. Following these latest launches, Max is available in 25 countries in Europe, spanning Iberia, France, Benelux, Nordics, and Central and Eastern Europe and 65 countries and territories in total globally

Meryl Streep to Serve as Narrator for Rufus Wainwright's Dream Requiem
by Josh Sharpe - June 06, 2024

The iconic American screen actress and recipient of the Palme d’Or d’honneur at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, is the narrator in Rufus Wainwright’s Dream Requiem, which receives its world premiere on 14th June in Paris. The Chœur de Radio France, Maîtrise de Radio France and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France are conducted by Mikko Franck.

Paris Venue Cancels Edouard Baer Shows Following Misconduct Allegations
by Joshua Wright - May 30, 2024

Edouard Baer, the French actor known for his portrayal of Asterix in the 2012 film Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia, has had his live show in Paris cancelled following allegations of sexual assault.

French Riviera Film Festival Reveals 2024 Award Recipients
by Josh Sharpe - May 29, 2024

The event was highlighted by special award presentations to Argentine actor Martin Rodriguez (Netflix's Griselda), who received the Industry Excellence Award; and actress Lang Khê Tran, star of the Cannes Official Selection, Miguel Gomes' Grand Tour, who received the Rising Star Award.

Les Arts Florissants Performs In Summer Festivals North America & Exquisite Gardens In France
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2024

Les Arts Florissants will perform at summer festivals in North America and in the exquisite gardens of France, showcasing their renowned baroque music ensemble.

by Patrick Honoré - May 20, 2024

The first revival of the Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Shönberg's first musical, the duo who brought us Les Misérables.

Avignon Festival 2024 To Feature Three Plays By Jeff Baron
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 09, 2024

The 2024 Festival D'Avignon will present three plays by American author Jeff Baron, including the world premiere of MR & MME DIEU. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Soprano Hera Hyesang Park to Perform In Featured Recital At Orchestre De Chambre De Paris
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 08, 2024

Soprano Hera Hyesang Park is set to perform in a featured recital at the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris on May 19, alongside Bass Kyungil Ko and Pianist Jeff Cohen. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Youth Orchestra Los Angeles To Tour Alongside Los Angeles Philharmonic In Barcelona And Paris
by A.A. Cristi - April 23, 2024

Join the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) and LA Philharmonic as they embark on an international tour to Barcelona and Paris from May 24 - 31, 2024.

Interview: Julien Salvia & Ludovic-Alexandre Vidal of IT'S MADNESS! at Parc Astérix
by Patrick Honoré - April 22, 2024

On the heels of the mini-musicals found at Disneyland Paris comes the first ever musical theater style live entertainment from its main European competitor in France (and Europe) Parc Astérix, inspired by the stories of the famous comic book series Asterix by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.  This theme park offers a variety of attractions and shows based on historical periods from the world of Asterix and his friends, whimsically celebrating Gaulish culture with over 50 attractions and shows, including roller coasters, water rides, and live performances.  This year, as part of its 35th anniversary celebration, an original musical comedy C’est du délire !, or It’s Madness!, billed as “the first Gallic musical comedy”, began performances on March 30th. 

FAUST Comes to the Paris Opera This September
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024

Faust comes to Paris Opera this September. Selling his soul to the devil for eternal youth is Faust’s – inevitably risky – gamble. By joining forces with the diabolical Mephistopheles, the elderly scholar recovers a youthfulness that allows him to win over the beautiful Marguerite, but at what cost?

by Patrick Honoré - April 13, 2024

A Showstopping AMT Live Concert at Auguste Théâtre in Paris.

Paris Opera Faces 6 Million Euro Budget Cut
by Stephi Wild - April 05, 2024

The Paris Opera is taking a large budget cut this year, after the Ministry of Culture was ordered to find 204.3 million euros in savings before the summer Olympics.

Review: ZAZIE DANS LE METRO at Maison De La Culture d'Amiens
by Patrick Honoré - March 29, 2024

Zazie dans le Métro is a witty, vulgar, funny, and ultimately inventive musical adaption of the surrealist novel by Raymond Queneau and film by Louis Malle.

LE PETIT BAIN Comes to Paris Opera This Week
by Stephi Wild - March 18, 2024

Le Petit Bain comes to Paris Opera this week. Performances run from 20 to 23 March 2024 at Amphithéâtre Olivier Messiaen.

SIMON BOCCANEGRA is Now Playing at Paris Opera
by Stephi Wild - March 15, 2024

Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi comes to Opéra Bastille, playing now through 3 April 2024.

LA Philharmonic to Tour FIDELIO with Deaf West Theatre to London, Paris & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 12, 2024

The LA Philharmonic and Deaf West Theatre will tour their production of Fidelio to the UK and more! Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.

Review: WOMAN OF THE YEAR at Théâtre Firmin Gémier
by Patrick Honoré - February 18, 2024

Finally, this Kander and Ebb masterpiece has been done in France, with French dialogue and lyrics to boot

Review: 42ÈME RUE FAIT SON SHOW! at Maison De La Radio
by Patrick Honoré - February 17, 2024

Laurent Valière continues to bring us highlights from the 'New Golden Age for Musicals in France'.

'WRONGED' Exhibition Comes to Galerie Marguo, Paris
by Stephi Wild - February 15, 2024

Galerie Marguo will present WRONGED, a group exhibition organized with Olivier Renaud Clément, on view from 22 February to 30 March, 2024.

BEATRICE DI TENDA is Now Playing at the Paris Opera
by Stephi Wild - February 13, 2024

Beatrice di Tenda is now playing at the Paris Opera. Performances run through 7 March.


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