March 2011 Paris Events

March 2011 Paris Events
Spring is in the air and March is a fabulous time to stroll Parisian parks and enjoy the flowers starting to shoot up. There are some fantastic events this month in Paris, ranging from Bieber Fever (I know this because I have received a number of ticket requests), Taylor Swift at Le Zénith, the Paris half-marathon, as well as the return of Bruno Mantovani’s next work at the Bastille Opera.  J’adore Paris!! Opera, Ballet and Theatre Performance Palais Garnier Coppélia, Choreographer Patrice Bart, March 17th – 30th A ballet in two acts, this ballet has remained the repertoire of the Opéra Garnier since its introduction in 1870. Kátia Kabanová, Conductor Tomas Netopil, March 8th through April 5th Considered to be Jánecek’s masterpiece, this opera tells the story of a woman’s despair after deceiving her husband. Opéra Bastille Siegfried, Conductor  Philippe Jordan, March 1st – 30th The third of four operas comprising “The Ring of the Nibelung”, by Richard Wagner. Luisa Miller, Conductor Daniel Oren, March 7th through April 1st Krassimira Stoyanova makes her Paris Opéra debut in this Verdi classic opera in three acts. Akhmatova, Conductor Pascal Rophé,  March 28th through April 13th Considered to be one of the most brilliant composers of our time, 36-year-old Bruno Mantovani brings his next incredible work to the Paris stage after making his debut at the Paris Opéra in 2009. Le Nozze di Figaro – Conductor Philippe Jordan (A) and Dan Ettinger (B), through June 11th 2011 An opéra buffa in four acts, this is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at his best. Opera – Royal Opera House of Versailles Purcell: King Arthur, Conductor: Hervé Niquet, March 2nd – 6th First performed in 1690, this is a long-standing favourite of opera lovers far and wide.  A production of the Opéra National de Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon Purcell: Dido and Aenas, Conductor Sebastien d’Hérin, March 18th – 20th A tragic opera in three acts considered to be one of Purcell’s finest.  A production of the Théatre Musical de Besançon Ballet – Château de Versailles Giselle, Choreographer Mats Ek, March 30th & 31st First performed at the Opéra Garnier in 1841, this ballet will grace the stage of the Royal Ballet, Opera House of Versailles Art Exhibitions in March The Louvre Tony Cragg – Figure Out, Figure In, through April 25th Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, through April 25th Musée d’Orsay A Balland of Love and Death: Pre-Raphaelite Photography in Great Britain, 1848-1875, opens March 8th through May 29th Gustave Mahler, opens March 8th through May 29th Grand Palais Très Toucher, through March 13th Art Paris, Just Art, opens March 31st Musée du Luxembourg Cranach, In his Time, through May 23rd Musée de l’Armée Armour of the Princes of Europe, opens March 16th through June 25th Petit Palais -Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris Everdingen, through March 27th Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme Chagall et la Bible, opens March 2nd through June 5th Château de Versailles Science and the Curiosities at the Court of Versailles, through April 3rd Musée du Quai Branly Le Fabrique des Images, through July 17th L’Orient des Femmes, a Vision by Christian Lacroix, through May 15th Centre Georges Pompidou Un Nouveau Festival, through March 7th Mondrian, through March 21st Play it Yourself, through March 23rd Musée des Arts Décoratifs Les Années 1990-2000 History of Contemporary Fashion, through May 8th Michal Batory, artisan de l’affiche, through April 30th Vilac, 100 Years of Wooden Toys, through May 8th Animal, through November 30th Musée Jacquemardt André Dans l’Intimité des Frères Caillebotte, opens March 25th through July 11th La Maison Rouge Tous Cannibales,through May 15th Chiharu Shiota, Home of Memory, through May 15th La Maison Européenne de la Photographie Henri Huet: Vietnam, opens February 9th through April 3rd Musée Maillol Miró Sculpteur, opens March 16th through July 31st Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle Parcours à la Ménagerie, through December 31st Dans l’Ombre des Dinosaures, through June 13th In the Wake of Sharks, through May 8th Foundation Cartier Moebius-Transe-Forme, through March 13th Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris Inci Eviner, through April 3rd Apartès, through May 7th Musée des Arts et Metiers MuseoGames, A History to be Replayed, through March 13th Nobel de Chimie, Photographs of Peter Badge, through March 27th Australian Embassy  / 4, rue Jean Rois, Paris 15th Dennis Nona, Entre Ciel, Terre et Mer, ou le Mythe Revisité, through May 20th   Music Venues – Highlights of March Bercy 15   Kylie Minogue 23   Jamiroquai 29    Justin Bieber Salle Pleyel 1   Orchestre de Paris – Omer Meir Wellber – Daniel Barenboim 3   Stephen Kovacevich 4   Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France – Myung-Whun Chung – Alexandre Baty 5   Budapest Festival Orchestra – Iván Fischer – Petra Lang 6   Anacréon, Pygmalion – Les Arts Florissants – William Christie 9   Orchestre de Paris – Prélude au concert Académie de l’Orchestre de Paris – Conservatoire de Paris CNSM 9, 10   Orchestre de Paris – Paavo Järvi – Gidon Kremer 11   Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France – Heras-Casado – Buchbinder – Oelze 12   Orchestre National d’Île-de-France – Yoel Levi – Anna Vinnitskaya 13   Orchestre de Paris – Philippe Aïche – Richard Mc Nicol 13   Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin – Marek Janowski – Nikolaï Lugansky 14   Murray Perahia 15   Orchestre National de Lille – Jean-Claude Casadesus – Anne Schwanewilms 16, 17   Orchestre de Paris – Paavo Järvi – Rafal Blechacz 18   Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France – Xian Zhang – Midori 19, 20   Solistes des Berliner Philharmoniker – Yuja Wang 21   Lang Lang 23   Orchestre de Paris – Christoph Eschenbach – Emanuel Ax 24   Orchestre de Paris – Christoph Eschenbach – Lang Lang 25   Mythes, contes et légendes de la musique française 25   Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France – Christian Vasquez – Frank Peter Zimmermann 26   Mythes, contes et légendes de la musique…

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