Guide to classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Paris

Pont des Arts, Paris © Benh Lieu Song
Pont des Arts, Paris
© Benh Lieu Song
Paris sits at the core of the French musical and cultural scene: between the Opéra Garnier, the Opéra Bastille, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Auditorium de Radio France and last but not least the Philharmonie designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, Paris can satisfy even the most exigent music and ballet lover. Check our calendar to discover concerts, opera or ballet performances in Paris; tonight, this weekend or the forthcoming month. Our latest reviews will let you know everything about what’s going on in Paris, undoubtedly one the most vibrant place in the international scene.
May 2017
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ParisBeethoven, Bruckner

Beethoven, Bruckner
London Symphony Orchestra; Bernard Haitink; Dame Mitsuko Uchida

ParisBoulez, Benjamin, Rachmaninov

Boulez, Benjamin, Rachmaninov
Orchestre National de France; David Robertson; Kirill Gerstein

ParisLe Petit Barbier


Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Orchestre National de France; Robin Ticciati; Karen Cargill; TBC

ParisBrahms, Schumann, Loewe

Brahms, Schumann C., Schumann, Loewe
Werner Güra; Christoph Berner
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Nights in the Harem in Paris

The Orchestre Pasdeloup contributes tales to the Philharmonie's Mille et une Nuits festival of music inspired by the Orient. 
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Return to the harem: Ravel's Shéhérazade in Paris

With barely time for coffee and baklava after the Orchestre Pasdeloup's Arabian matinee, I stepped boldly back into the harem for a rendezvous with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. 
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Autumnal Strauss, then a mountain trek

Renée Fleming swoons in Strauss' Four Last Songs, while having Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden are our guides in the Alpine Symphony. 
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From the Auvergne to St Petersburg: a travelogue

Canteloube's Chants d'Auvergne provide the highlight of a programme including Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé and his orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
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Netrebko in majestic form as Tatyana in Paris Onegin

In April, Peter Mattei and Anna Netrebko were starring together in Eugene Onegin at the Metropolitan Opera. Less than a month later and they are reunited in Paris in Willy Decker's staging.
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