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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Paris

Pont des Arts, Paris © Benh Lieu Song
Pont des Arts, Paris
© Benh Lieu Song
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ParisRachmaninov, Concerto pour piano n°3

Rachmaninov, Debussy, Sibelius
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Mikko Franck; Khatia Buniatishvili

ParisHaydn, Concerto pour trompette

Haydn, Prokofiev, Ravel, Planel, Mitchell, Lundgren, Legrand, Piazzolla
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Håkan Hardenberger

ParisTout Debussy par Planès

Debussy
Alain Planès, Piano

ParisPeter Pan

Orchestre National de France; Didier Benetti; Unknown; Maîtrise de Radio France

ParisLa Tempête - Orchestre national d'Île-de-France

© ONDIF/Belleville/Christophe Urbain
Dvořák, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky
Orchestre national d'Île de France; Ainars Rubiķis; Alexandre Kantorow
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¡Viva España! A day trip to Spain for Les Dissonances

David Grimal © Caroline Doutre
How vital is a conductor? At Paris' Salle des concerts – the Philharmonie's second hall – Les Dissonances provided answers. 
***11
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"It must be so": Handel's Jephtha

Ian Bostridge (Jephtha) and Katherine Watson (Iphis) © Monika Rittershaus | Opéra national de Paris
Claus Guth's production of Handel's last oratorio lands in Paris, where William Christie leads Les Arts Florissants and a stellar cast. 
****1
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Lully's Alceste a great success in Versailles

Christophe Rousset © Eric Larrayadieu
Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques perform Alceste, the most recent effort in their almost complete set of Lully's operas. A strong cast and a remarkable chorus complete a successful performance.
****1
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As English as roast beef: YNS and OM in Paris

Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Yannick Nézet-Séguin © François Goupil
On the last leg of their first international tour, the Orchestre Métropolitain and Yannick Nézet-Séguin fully embraced Elgar after a francophone first half of Berlioz and Saint-Saëns. 
****1
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Cavalli's Erismena charms in Versailles

Andrea Bonsignore (Agrippo), Jakub Józef Orliński (Orimeno) and Francesca Aspromonte (Erismena) © Pascal Victor
A young, vibrant cast brings to life a rarely performed Baroque opera, in the production from the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence.
***11
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