March 2010 Paris Events

March 2010 Paris Events
Culture lovers’ eyes are smiling in the City of Light this month, and as you will see, there is a lot to smile about! As the most common enquiry I get from clients is what is happening in Paris, there is no better way to be prepared for this than to research monthly. So as long as I’m researching I might as well share! Paris is a city full of endless entertainment possibilities from opera to art and jazz to rock. No matter what flavour of entertainment you are seeking you are sure to find it in the City of Light! So, without further ado, here are some of the major highlights of Paris entertainment for the month of March. Opera & Ballet Opéra Garnier – La Dame aux Camélias (The Lady of Camellias) – John Neumeier – from March 1st Adapted to stage from the 1848 book of the same name by Alexandre Dumas, this ballet is in its final performances at the Opéra Garnier. Faust – Opera in two acts – Bernhard Kontarsky – from March 17th Inspired by the 1836 poem, Faust, by Nikolaus Lenau this “work of contrasts seeks to express the contradictions of human beings.” –Philippe Fenélon Opéra Bastille – Don Carlo – Opera in four acts – Carlo Rizzi – from March 2nd Considered to be one of Verdi’s finest operas, the story unfolds around three generations of Spanish royalty. L’Or du Rhin – (The Rhine Gold) – Philippe Jordan – from March 4th A magnificent opera by Richard Wagner, this performance kicks off the Nicolas Joel era at the Opéra Bastille Rachmaninov The Paris Choral Society will perform the harmonies of the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom. The American Cathedral. March 20th – 23rd Art Exhibitions The Louvre – A Passion for Delacroix – the Karen B. Cohen Collection – through April 5th From Izmir to Smyrna, Discovery of an Ancient City – through April 5th Musée d’Orsay – Crime and Punishment – from March 16th Meijer de Haan, the Hidden Master – from March 16th Musée du Quai Branly – The Making of Images – through July 17th Centre Georges Pompidou – Erró – 50 Years of Collages – through May24th Patrick Jouin – The Substance of Design – through May 24th Musée Jacquemart-André – El Greco – Dalì, The Great Spanish Masters, The Pérez Simón Collection – from March 12th La Maison Rouge – Vinal, Records and Covers – through May 16th Celeste Boursier Mougenot – through May 16th Marco Decorpeliada, Schizomètres – through May 16th Grand Palais – The World in Colours – through May 2nd Where the Dinosaurs Ate – through My 2nd Turner and His Painters – through May 24th Art Paris + Guests – March 18th – 22nd Petit Palais – The World of Yves Saint Laurent – March 11th – 29th Music Venues – The Highlights of March Salle Pleyel – 6 & 7 – Martha Aragerich 10, 17 & 18 – Orchestre de Paris L’Olymia – 1 – Chris Rea 4–6 – Sylvie Varton 9-14 – Michel Boujenah 22 – Phoenix Bercy – 5 – 30 Seconds to Mars 22 – Peter Gabriel 25 – Jean Michel Jarre 30 – Eros Ramazzoti Le Zenith – 9 – Elvis Presley Tribute 15 & 16 – Florent Pagny 22 – The Cranberries 27 – I Muvrini La Flèche d’Or – (concerts are held here nightly) 2 – Amparo Sanchez 3 – Broadcast 2000 16- Marie-Pierre Arthur 23- Tcheky Karyo Palais de Congress – 9 – Calogero 27 – Raphael Jazz Clubs – The Jazz Age never really passed in Paris. Although it is stated to have begun in the 20’s when thousands of Americans – writers, artists and musicians – started to flee to Paris in search of artistic freedom. Gone are the days when Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong graced the Hotel de la Trémoile – where their picture still hangs in the grand foyer. Yes, these days may be gone, but they are not forgotten as you will see by enjoying an evening of jazz at any of the fine establishments listed below. Sunside/Sunset – Le Caveau de la Huchette – Le Duc des Lombards – Le Caveau des Oubliettes – Le Baiser Salé – New Morning – Swan Bar – Sporting Events in Paris in March Rugby 6-16 – The 6 Nations Rugby Tournament @ Stade de France 14 – France v. Italy Rugby @ Stade de France 20 – France v. England @ Stade de France Football/Soccer 13 – Paris Saint Germain v. Marseilles @ Parc des Prince 28 – Paris Saint Germain v. Boulogne @ Parc des Princes -Lisa Buros Please post your comments or questions and let them flow. Register HERE to do so if you need a free Bonjour Paris user name and password.

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