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A child prodigy returns to the TCE

Nikolay Khozyainov, a young Russian pianist and composer, will give his first concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées on 22 June 2024, where he will perform the French premiere of his work Petals of Peace, created for a Concert for Peace at the United Nations in November 2022. This will in fact be the second […]

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Bar Avni a new Conductor’s name to remember

The third edition of the La Maestra International Competition for Women Conductors, held from 14 to 17 March 2024 at the Philharmonie de Paris, has just crowned Bar Avni. The 34-year-old Israeli conductor also walked away with almost all the other special prizes awarded during the competition: Prix des Salles et Orchestres français, Prix Echo […]

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Audrey Hepburn returns to Paris

Audrey Hepburn, the unforgettable performer of My Fair Lady, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Funny Face and Charade, Sabrina and many others, loved Paris and Paris continues to pay her tribute. In a show entitled Dans les yeux d’Audrey, choreographer François Mauduit pays tribute to her with a ballet freely inspired by her life when she dreamed […]

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No return for Gardiner

After the altercation that shook the entire musical sphere this summer, John Eliot Gardiner cancelled all his concerts and was due to return to the stage in spring 2024. The conductor has just announced that he is extending his absence while accepting full responsibility for his actions, which he says he deeply regrets. The Beethoven […]

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The reign of Steve Reich in Paris

The works of contemporary composer Steve Reich are performed all over the world, but this season Paris has the chance to host 16 works by the famous minimalist composer, including two French premieres, as part of the 34th edition of the Présences festival. From 5 to 11 February 2024, at the Maison de la radio, […]

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December’s Nutcracker vs January’s Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker is a must-see for the festive season. In 2023-2024, the family show combining excellence and entertainment is on the bill of major companies such as the Opéra national de Paris and the Royal Opera House in London. A quick look at ticket sales reveals that December is still the most opportune time of […]

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Così fan tutte transgenerational at the Châtelet

Dmitri Tcherniakov‘s production opened the debates this summer at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. By offering the roles to singers in their fifties, the director proposed a radical version of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. From 2 to 22 February 2024, audiences at the Théâtre du Châtelet will be able to discover his work, with a special treat […]

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Callas for ever and ever

2023 is the year of Maria Callas, because on 2 December she would have been 100 years old. Tributes to the Diva assoluta have already been paid around the world (notably in Athens, where she made her debut), but Paris is rolling out the finest red carpet with a gala evening on 2 December 2023, […]

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Marina Viotti in the land of Cinderella

A few years ago, the revelation Elina Garanca took her first steps on an international stage in the role of Angelina. Following on from Irina Brook’s production in 2004, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées is staging Rossini’s Cenerentola again from 9 to 19 October 2023, this time offering the emblematic role to a leading mezzo. Marina […]

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Double Goldberg Variations

While pianist Víkingur Ólafson devotes his entire 2023-2024 season to Bach‘s masterpiece, another great keyboardist will be performing the Goldberg Variations on 4 October 2023 at the Salle Cortot in Paris. Familiar with these virtuoso pieces, Pierre Hantaï has recorded them and often performed them in concert, deepening his interpretation each time. A great concert […]