Theater

Caroline Nin Gives Us Edith Piaf Back

Caroline Nin, « French chanteuse » as she is self described, is a jazz singer and has been practicing her art since she was a wide-eyed youth, off to concquor London. She traveled the world for 20 years singing in concert halls from Australia to America, and has now returned to her home town of Paris where she now shares her show… Read more →

Sleeping Beauty at the Paris Opera House

I really wanted to title this post « David Hallberg’s Amazing Coup de Pied » but I wasn’t sure if that would be a title anyone would really understand, let alone click on to read the post. Chéri took me to the ballet at the Opera de Paris (this time at the Bastille opera house). I was disappointed that the show wasn’t… Read more →

La Source – « Le public n’a pas de fesses »

I went to see the ballet La Source recently at the Garnier Opera house, one of my favorite places in Paris as many of you know! And I was once again dazzled and amazed by the beauty of the production they put on. The phrase « Le public n’a pas de fesses » means literally that the audience doesn’t have a rear… Read more →

A family affair

Le Cirque d’hiver Bouglione. The Cirque d’Hiver was constructed in 1852, and is still standing. That is because those who practice, create and perform l’art du cirque do so with passion and a determination to see it survive. But then it is hard to image the circus disappearing as a form of art, because the acts just get more and… Read more →

La Générale

(The dress rehearsal) I am lucky to know someone that can invite me to visit at his place of work which happens to be the Palais Garnier. He was quite gracious to invite me the night of the dress rehearsal of the very exclusive Gala that was performed for the AROP (l’Association pour le Rayonnement de l’Opéra de Paris) which… Read more →

Passion de Dusapin

When creating an opera, Pascal Dusapin starts with images that portray the emotion he wants to convey through his piece. For this opera the theme is the pain that women endure. His title ‘Passion’ pertains to the passion that women feel, but also holds a sort of Christ-like definition with a certain amorous ecstasy for suffering. But far from being… Read more →

Décrocher la lune – Shoot the moon

Photo : Opera de Paris Kaguyahime, the moon princess, descends down to Earth with a message of peace and spirituality. Her incredible beauty inspires love and desire, and many men vie for her hand. She refuses them, knowing that her time on Earth is limited, and she is secretly in love with the Emperor, Mikado. A war breaks out and… Read more →

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