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.
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ParisStrauss, Prokofiev, Haydn

Strauss R., Prokofiev, Haydn
Orchestre National de France; Juraj Valčuha; Frank Peter Zimmermann

ParisJanáček

Janáček: The Makropulos Case (Věc Makropulos)
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Mikko Franck; Laura Aikin; Choeur d'hommes de Radio France

ParisMahler, Bruckner

Mahler, Bruckner
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Eliahu Inbal; Ekaterina Gubanova; Dietrich Henschel

ParisGubaidulina, Mulhy, Barber, Rowley, Respighi

Gubaidulina, Mulhy, Barber, Rowley, Respighi
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Thomas Ospital

ParisBruckner, Beethoven

Bruckner, Beethoven
Orchestre National de France; Sofi Jeannin; Genia Kühmeier; Varduhi Abrahamyan; Nikolai Schukoff; Dmitry Belosselskiy
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By the rivers of Babylon: Widmann at the Philharmonie

A startling new work from Jörg Widmann follows disciplined Beethoven at the Philharmonie. 
****1
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Warlikowski's provocative Iphigénie en Tauride

A compelling staging of Gluck's 1779 opera in Paris. 
***11
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Reich celebrations at the Paris Philharmonie

Five hours of repetitive music on a Sunday evening may be a hellish way for some to end the week; fortunately, I belong in the second category. A concert series named “Steve Reich Unlimited” therefore required no further selling points.
****1
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Robert Wilson's codified universe returns

A revival of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's Die Dreigroschenoper at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is a remainder of director and visual artist Robert Wilson's greatest achievements.
****1
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Purcell and Charpentier double bill in Paris

Christophe Rousset leads Les Talens Lyrique in a double Baroque bill: Charpentier's Acteon and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.
****1
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