September 2010 Paris Events

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September 2010 Paris Events
The rentrée begins in early September when everyone returns home to Paris from their time away on holiday. September brings in warm days of an Indian summer, giving all a chance to sit on a terrace in the glorious sun for a final touch of summer before it passes us by. And with the rentrée comes a slew of new offerings to get back up to speed in the City of Light for great events and nightlife! Opera, Ballet and Theatre Performance Palais Garnier Roland Petit– Choreographer Roland Petit, opening September 22nd Three ballets highlighting the Tour de Force of French choreographer, Roland Petit. L’Italiana in Algeri – Conductor Maurizio Benini, opens September 11th The Italian Girl in Algiers, said to be written by Rossini at age 21, is considered a comedic and light opera. Opéra Bastille Der Fliegende Holländer, Conductor Peter Schneider, opens September 9th through October 9th The Flying Dutchman is Wagner’s first masterpiece based upon the folklore of a ghost ship doomed to sail the seas forever. An opera in three acts, Wagner was inspired to write this opera after a particularly stormy sea crossing. Eugene Onegin, Conductor Vasily Petrenko, opens September 17th through October 11th This opera is a well-known example of lyric opera, based on the novel in verse by Alexander Pushkin, with music by Tchaikovsky. Art Exhibitions The Louvre Méroé, Un Empire sur le Nil, through September 6th Contemporary Art – William Ketridge at the Louvre, through October 11th Roads of Arabia, Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through September 27th Antoine Watteau and the Art of Engraving, through October 11th Joseph Kosuth, Neither Appearance Nor Illusion, through December 31st   Musée d’Orsay – www.musee-orsay.fr Everyone is a Collector, through November 30th   Grand Palais – www.grandpalais.fr Claude Monet, Les Galéries Nationales du Grand Palais, opens September 22nd through January 2011 Alliances Marine, Le Palais de la Découverte, through January 2011   Musée du Quai Branly Fleuve Congo, through October 3rd   Musée Marmottan Monet et l’Abstraction, through September 26th   Centre Georges Pompidou Etienne-Martin, Collections of the Centre Pompidou, through September 23rd Valérie Jouve, through September 13th   Musée des Arts décoratifs History of Ideal Contemporary Fashion: Volume 70-80, through October 10th Animail, through November 30th   Musée Jacquemart-André Rubens, Poussin et les Peintres du XVII Siècle, opens September 24th through January 24th 2011   La Maison Rouge Jean de Maximy, through September 26th   Voyage dans ma Tête, through September 26th Peter Buggenhout, through September 26th   Petit Palais -Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris Reporters sans Frontières, opens September 9th through February 27th   Centre Nationale du Costume  de Scène Vestiaire de Divas de Maria Callas à Dalida, through December 31st   Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle Invisible, Zoom sur le Plancton, through January 2nd 2011 Dans l’Ombres des Dinosaures, through February 14th 2011   Foundation Cartier Gosse de Peintre, Beat Takeshi Kitano, through September 12th   Musée Guimet Rashid Rana, Perpétuel Paradoxe, through November 15th Chen Zhen, opens September 29th   Musée d’Histoire Natural  du Havre Chauves-souris – through October 24th Très Toucher & Touche Atout, through October 24th   Music Venues – Highlights of September Salle Pleyel 5   John Cale joue “Paris 1919” 8   Orchestre du Théatre Mariinsky de Saint-Petersburg 10, 17   Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 29, 30   Orchestre de Paris 18   Boris Berezovsky 25   Django Drom – Hommage to Django Reinhardt   L’Olympia 8   Limp Bizkit 9   Fever Ray 10, 11   Jean-Luc Lahaye 12   The Nightingales 24   Jimmy Buffet 25, 26   Quentin Mossiman   Bercy 13   Guns N Roses 15   Indochine 18   Concert Sans Papiers 20   Ozzy Osborne 30    Sting   Stade de France 18   U2 25   Yannick Noah   La Maroquinerie 2   Sum 41 10   Dub Syndicate 16   Melt Banana + Circle 21   Dinner at the Thompsons 22   Ben Howard 24   Lilly Rock & The Prick 29   Pacovolume   Le Zénith 17   Peace One Day 30   Pascal Obispo   La Flèche d’Or (concerts are held here almost nightly) 10   Soirée Dirrty Music 11    Circa Survive + Disco Ensemble 17    Do You Sing English 22    Band of Skulls 24    Grovesnor 25   My Awesome Mix Tape + Hold Your Horses   Casino de Paris 11    Ararat Mon Amour 23   Gaetan Roussel 28   STOMP – through October 17th   Elysée-Montmartre 22   Heidentfest 2010: Twilight of the Gods 23   Jason Derulo 24   Sizzla 27   Raheem Devaughn with Live Band 28   Blind Guardian 29   Ben l’Oncle Soul 30   KRS 1   La Cigale 10   Mission for Steve Gadd 2010 11   Andre Manoukin – So in Love 13   Klaxons 16   Superbus 18   Vaya con Dios 20   Divine Comedy Solo 23   Cabaret Flameka, through October 3rd   Paris Events in September Opéra en Plein Air 7-14 Carmen – An open-air opera held at Hotel National des Invalides 23-25 Carmen will be on stage at Chateau de Fontainebleau Grand Palais 15-22 Biennale des Antiquaires – Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of one of the world’s foremost exhibitions for collectors and art lovers. This international event offers up everything from archaeology to modern painting and jewelry, as well as featuring 25 new international dealers. Festival Classique au Vert – Through September 26th this music festival concentrates on the greatest romantic composers.  Music in the Parc Floral de Paris every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. American Library in Paris 4, 15  Used book sale – all day 15   Evening with an Author: Douglas Kennedy, on “Leaving the World.” – 7:30pm 22   Writers on Writing: Featuring Susan Loomis on writing and the sociology of food – 7:30pm 23   Evenings with an Expert: Featuring Michael House presenting a documentary on Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott – 7:30pm   Shakespeare and Company 6   Mingmei Yip reads from her latest novel, Petals from the Sky 13   Richard Flanagan reads from his latest novel, Wanting 23   In collaboration with Festival America, Nick Flynn and Adam Haslette will read from a selection of their work with music from jazz maestro Steve Tromans on the piano after. 27   Anne Marsella reads from her latest novel, The Baby of Belleville   Lisa Buros Your Paris Experience   If you know of other special events in Paris, or…
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