December 2010 Paris Events

December 2010 Paris Events
There is no other city like the City of Light at Christmastime. Paris is awash in stunning lights everywhere you look and the streets are scented with the aroma of roasting chestnuts. Christmas markets abound and ice skating is to be enjoyed as well. If you are fortunate enough to be visiting Paris in December you are in for an amazing treat! And if you are looking to pop in here and there to warm your toes here is this month’s listing of places and events to warm up!   Opera, Ballet and Theatre Performance Palais Garnier Balanchine / Brown / Bausch – Choreographer George Balanchine, December 10 – 29th Three works from various repertoires: George Blanchine’s lyrical abstract, Trish Brown’s O Ztozony/O and Pina Bausch’s Rite of Spring. The Bartered Bride, Conductor Constantin Trinks, December 4th – 27th The national opera of the Czech Republic, this opera is considered a model for folk opera in general. Opéra Bastille Le Nozze de Figaro – Conductor Philippe Jordan (A) and Dan Ettinger (B), through June 11th 2011 An opera buffa in four acts, this is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at his best. Mathis der Maler, Conductor Christoph Eschenbach, through December 6th Written by Paul Hindemith, this opera in seven scenes focuses on works by Matthias Grunewald, in particular his piece, Isenheim Altarpiece. Ariadne auf Naxos, Conductor Philippe Jordan, December 11 – 30th A pinnacle of 20th century opera, this performance combines both tragedy and comedy. Swan Lake, Choreographer Rudolf Nureyev, through January 5th 2011 Tchaikovsky’s first and most famous ballet takes the Opera Garnier through the holiday season.  The show runs through January 5th.   Art Exhibitions The Louvre Joseph Kosuth, Neither Appearance Nor Illusion, through December 31st Paper Museums, through January 3rd 2011 Counterpoint, Contemporary Russian Art, through January 31st 2011 Musée d’Orsay Jean Léon Gérôme, through January 23rd 2011 All Collectors!, through January 30th 2011 Grand Palais Claude Monet, Les Galeries Nationale du Grand Palais, through January 2011 Alliances Marine, Le Palais de la Découverte, through January 2011 France 1500, the Middles Ages to the Renaissance, through January 2011 Musée du Quai Branly Le Fabrique des Images, through July 17th 2011 Baba Bling, through January 2011 Dans les Blanc des Yeux, through January 2011 Lapita, Ancettres Océianiens, through January 2011 Musée Marmottan Monet son Musée, through February 20th 2011 Centre Georges Pompidou Nancy Spero, through January 10th 2011 Gabriel Orozco, through January 3rd 2011 Saadane Afif, through January 3rd 2011 Arman, through January 10th 2011 L’Aventure des Objets, through January 10th 2011 Musée des Arts et Decoratifs Animail, through November 30th Mobi Boom, Explosion of l’Explosion du Design en France, 1945-1975, through January 2nd 2011 Circuit Céramique: La Scène Française Contemporaire, through February 20th2011 Musée Jacquemart-André Rubens, Poussin et les Peintres du XVII Siècle, through January 24th 2011 La Maison Rouge Les Recherches d’un Chien, through January 16th Petit Palais -Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris Reporters sans Frontières, through February 27th Centre Nationale du Costume  de Scène Vestiaire de Divas de Maria Callas à Dalida, through December 31st Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle Invisible, Zoom sur le Plancton, through January 2nd 2011 Dans l’Ombres des Dinosaures, through February 14th 2011 Foundation Cartier Harry Callahan, Variations, through December 29th Moebius-Transe-Forme, through March 13th, 2011 Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville  de Paris Larry Clark, Kiss the Past Hello, through January 2nd 2011 Didier Marcel, Sommes-Nous l’élégance, through January 2nd 2011 Basquiat, through January 30th 2011 Musée Guimet Chen Zhen, through December 13th Costume d’Enfants, Miroir des Grands, through January 24th 2011 Au Jardin de Krishna Riboud, through January 24th 2011 Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton Qui es-tu Peter?, through January 9th Le Galerie W Philippe Vermès, Wanted Bikers, through December 27th   Music Venues – Highlights of December Bercy 6   Shakira 9   Gossip 15-17   M 18   Dorothee 19, 20   Lady GaGa Salle Pleyel 1, 2, 8, 9 Orchestre de Paris 3, 10  Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France 4  Orchestre de Pasdeloup “Weekend Russe” 4 Vadim Repin & Boris Berezovsky 5, 6 Thaikovsky Symphony Orchestra 5 Evgeny Kissin 7   Maurizio Pollini 11, 12 ,13  Orchestre du Theatre Mariinsky de Saint Petersburg 14  Yuja Wang 16  La Pathétique 16   Orchestre Français des Jeunes 17   Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris 18   Russian National Orchestra 19   Cecilia Bartoli 21   Nat King Cole in Spanish 22   Noel Manuche 23   Orquesta Aragon L’Olympia 2, 3, 4  Patrick Timsit 6   Alexis HK 7-11   Laurent Gerra 12   Scooby Doo 13   Richard Galliano 14   David Hallyday 15-18, 22   Laurent Gerra 20   You and the Night Music 21   Matt Pokora 25, 30, 31   Laurent Gerra La Maroquinerie 1 Jay Jay Johanson 3  Born Ruffians 4   The Inspector Cluzo 6   The Jolly Boys 7   The Young Gods 8   Thomas Dybdahl 9   The Pretty Reckless 10    Matthew Dear 11   Gold Panda 14   Fear Factory & High on Fire 17   Bobby Bazini Le Zénith 1-12   Disney on Ice 18   Amel Bent 19   Real Limit 21   Don Omar & Lucenzo 26   Fanny J Casino de Paris 3   Brian McKnight 6   Calogero 7   Katerine 9   Jil is Lucky 10   Debout Sur le Zinc 13   Cocoon 14, 15   Aaron 17   Mayra Andrade 18   Pat 27   Regis Mailhot 30    Roberto Alagna Elysée-Montmartre 1   Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 5   Festival New York à Paris 7   The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion 10   Helmet 11   Krys 13   Trashfest 14   Youri Chevtchouk & DDT 15   Painted on Water 18    Le Bal de l’Elysée Montmartre La Cigale 1  Grupo Compay Segundo 2   Karimouche 3   Sexy Sushi 4   Les Sales Majestes 5   Fistful of Mercy 6   Arnaud Fleurent-Didier 8   William Sheller 9   Janelle Monae 10-26 Gaspard Proust Jazz Concert – Grand Foyer du Châtelet 2   Soirée Musicale – Tina Provenzano,  Hiroshi Murayama, Daiki Yasukagawa & Gan Guo 6   Soirée Classique – Marianne Piketty, Dana Ciocarlie &  Véronique Bonnecaze   Paris Events in December The Gucci Masters – International Competition in Show Jumping 3-5 Head to the Parc des Expositions Nord Villepente for this 5-star rated international show jumping competition The Salon du Cheval 4-12 This event includes the Gucci Masters, as well as ongoing adventure for Equestrians.  This salon features everything from the above-mentioned Gucci Masters to…

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