January 2011 Paris Events

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January 2011 Paris Events
Happy New Year to you all! As 2010 comes to a close I would like to wish each and every one reading this column and sending in great emails throughout the year a fantastic 2011! It is a pleasure to put the Events together and share all the happenings with you each month. If you are headed to Paris in January, or lucky enough to live here already but have been stifled getting tickets to the Monet exhibit at the Grand Palais, you are in luck! The Grand Palais will remain open and operating 24 hours a day from 9am on Friday, January 21st, to 9pm on Monday, January 24th. Currently this show is not being extended so I can think of nothing more lovely than a fabulous dinner, a lovely bottle of wine and a bit of Monet for dessert! Again, a sincere thank you to all of you and may our paths cross in the coming year! Opera, Ballet and Theatre Performance Palais Garnier Caligua, Choreographer Nicolas Le Riche – January 31st through February 24th Created for the Opera Garnier in 2005 by Nicolas Le Riche, this ballet in five acts is danced to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Giulio Césare, Conductor Emmanuelle Haim, January 17th – February 17th Handel’s opera, set in Egypt 48 B.C., is the consummate Italian tragedy with themes of warfare, love and betrayal. Opéra Bastille Swan Lake, Choreographer Rudolf Nureyev, through January 5th Tchaikovsky’s first and most famous ballet takes the Opera Garnier through the holiday season. The show runs through January 5th. Le Nozze de Figaro – Conductor Philippe Jordan (A) and Dan Ettinger (B), through June 11th An opera buffa in four acts, this is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at his best. Madame Butterfly, Conductor Maurizio Benini, January 16th through February 14th A Japanese setting at the turn of the century, this opera tells the story of an American lieutenant and his young Japanese bride. This opera is considered to be one of Puccini’s most beautiful. Francesca da Rimini, Conductor Daniel Oren , January 31st through February 21st The best known work of Riccardo Zandonai, this opera is considered to be one of the best works of the early 20th century. Le Zénith The National Russian Ballet of Moscow dances Sleeping Beauty, January 8th & 9th only   Art Exhibitions in January The Louvre Paper Museums, through January 3rd Counterpoint, Contemporary Russian Art, through January 31st The Louvre in the Age of Enlightenment, through February 7th Antiquity Rediscovered – Innovation and Resistance in the 18th Century, through February 14th Musée d’Orsay Jean Léon Gérôme, through January 23rd All Collectors!, through January 30th Grand Palais Claud Monet, Les Galéries Nationale du Grand Palais, through January 24th Bulgari 125 Years of Italian Splendor, through January 12th France 1500, the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, through January 10th Fencing, Swords and Keys Science, through January 9th Alliances Marines, Le Palais de la Découverte, through January 23rd Musée du Quai Branly Le Fabrique des Images, through July 17th Baba Bling, through January 30th Dans les Blanc des Yeux, through January 9th Lapita, Ancêtres Océaniens, through January 9th Musée Marmottan Monet son Musée, through February 20th Centre Georges Pompidou Nancy Spero, through January 10th Mondrian, through March 21st Gabriel Orozco, through January 3rd Saadane Afif, through January 3rd Arman, through January 10th L’Aventure des Objets, through January 10th Musée des Arts Decoratifs Mobi Boom, Explosion of l’Explosion du Design en France, 1945-1975, through January 2nd Circuit Céramique: La Scène Française Contemporaine, through February 20th Les Années 1990-2000 History of Contemporary Fashion, through May 8th Vilac, 100 Years of Wooden Toys, through May 8th Animal, through November 30th Musée Jacquemart-André Rubens, Poussin et les Peintres du XVII Siècle, through January 24th La Maison Rouge Les Recherches d’un Chien, through January 16th La Cinémathèque Francaise Blonde Brune, through January 16th Petit Palais -Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris Reporters sans Frontières, through February 27th Giuseppe de Nittis, through January 16th Everdingen, through March 27th Musée Maillol Trésor des Médicis, through February 13th Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle Invisible, Zoom sur le Plancton, through January 2nd Dans l’Ombres des Dinosaures, through February 14th Natura Maxima, through January 30th Science and Curiosity at the Court of Versailles, through February 27th In the Wake of Sharks, through May 8th Foundation Cartier Moebius-Transe-Forme, through March 13th Musée Rodin Henry Moore, The Studio Sculptures and Drawings, through February 27th Monet-Rodin, Just the Two of Us, through January  30th Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris Larry Clark, Kiss the Past Hello, through January 2nd Didier Marcel, Sommes-Nous l’élégance, through January 2nd Basquiat, through January 30th Musée des Arts et Metiers MuseoGames,  A History to be Replayed, through March 13th Musée Guimet Kazakhstan, Men, Beasts and Gods of the Steppe, through January 31st Costume d’Enfants, Miroir des Grands, through January 24th Au Jardin de Krishna Riboud, through January 24th Chen Zhen, through February 14th Espace Culturele Louis Vuitton Qui es-tu Peter?, through January 9th Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent David Hockney: Fleurs Fraîches, through January 30th Australian Embassy  / 4, rue Jean Rois, Paris 15th Dennis Nona, Entre Ciel, Terre et Mer, ou le Mythe Revisité, opens January 27th through May 20th Institut Finlandais La Visite d’Emmanuelle Blanc, through January 12th Architecture Ecologique en Bois, through January 12th   Music Venues – Highlights of January Bercy 19 – 21   Lady Gaga 24   Usher Salle Pleyel 5, 6, 12, 13    Orchestre de Paris 7, 14, 28, 29   Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France 9   Michel Portel Sextet 15   Le Concert des Nations 18, 19   Chamber Orchestra of…
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