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The rentrée begins in early September when everyone returns home to Paris from their time away on holiday. September brings in warm days of an Indian summer, giving all a chance to sit on a terrace in the glorious sun for a final touch of summer before it passes us by. And with the rentrée comes a slew of new offerings to get back up to speed in the City of Light for great events and nightlife!
Opera, Ballet and Theatre Performance
Roland Petit– Choreographer Roland Petit, opening September 22nd
Three ballets highlighting the Tour de Force of French choreographer, Roland Petit.
L’Italiana in Algeri – Conductor Maurizio Benini, opens September 11th
The Italian Girl in Algiers, said to be written by Rossini at age 21, is considered a comedic and light opera.
Der Fliegende Holländer, Conductor Peter Schneider, opens September 9th through October 9th
The Flying Dutchman is Wagner’s first masterpiece based upon the folklore of a ghost ship doomed to sail the seas forever. An opera in three acts, Wagner was inspired to write this opera after a particularly stormy sea crossing.
Eugene Onegin, Conductor Vasily Petrenko, opens September 17th through October 11th
This opera is a well-known example of lyric opera, based on the novel in verse by Alexander Pushkin, with music by Tchaikovsky.
Méroé, Un Empire sur le Nil, through September 6th
Contemporary Art – William Ketridge at the Louvre, through October 11th
Roads of Arabia, Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through September 27th
Antoine Watteau and the Art of Engraving, through October 11th
Joseph Kosuth, Neither Appearance Nor Illusion, through December 31st
Musée d’Orsay – www.musee-orsay.fr
Everyone is a Collector, through November 30th
Grand Palais – www.grandpalais.fr
Claude Monet, Les Galéries Nationales du Grand Palais, opens September 22nd through January 2011
Alliances Marine, Le Palais de la Découverte, through January 2011
Fleuve Congo, through October 3rd
Monet et l’Abstraction, through September 26th
Etienne-Martin, Collections of the Centre Pompidou, through September 23rd
Valérie Jouve, through September 13th
History of Ideal Contemporary Fashion: Volume 70-80, through October 10th
Animail, through November 30th
Rubens, Poussin et les Peintres du XVII Siècle, opens September 24th through January 24th 2011
Jean de Maximy, through September 26th
Voyage dans ma Tête, through September 26th
Peter Buggenhout, through September 26th
Petit Palais -Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
Reporters sans Frontières, opens September 9th through February 27th
Vestiaire de Divas de Maria Callas à Dalida, through December 31st
Invisible, Zoom sur le Plancton, through January 2nd 2011
Dans l’Ombres des Dinosaures, through February 14th 2011
Gosse de Peintre, Beat Takeshi Kitano, through September 12th
Rashid Rana, Perpétuel Paradoxe, through November 15th
Chen Zhen, opens September 29th
Chauves-souris – through October 24th
Très Toucher & Touche Atout, through October 24th
Music Venues – Highlights of September
5 John Cale joue “Paris 1919”
8 Orchestre du Théatre Mariinsky de Saint-Petersburg
10, 17 Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 29, 30 Orchestre de Paris
18 Boris Berezovsky
25 Django Drom – Hommage to Django Reinhardt
8 Limp Bizkit
9 Fever Ray
10, 11 Jean-Luc Lahaye
12 The Nightingales
24 Jimmy Buffet
25, 26 Quentin Mossiman
13 Guns N Roses
18 Concert Sans Papiers
20 Ozzy Osborne
25 Yannick Noah
2 Sum 41
10 Dub Syndicate
16 Melt Banana + Circle
21 Dinner at the Thompsons
22 Ben Howard
24 Lilly Rock & The Prick
17 Peace One Day
30 Pascal Obispo
La Flèche d’Or (concerts are held here almost nightly)
10 Soirée Dirrty Music
11 Circa Survive + Disco Ensemble
17 Do You Sing English
22 Band of Skulls
25 My Awesome Mix Tape + Hold Your Horses
11 Ararat Mon Amour
23 Gaetan Roussel
28 STOMP – through October 17th
22 Heidentfest 2010: Twilight of the Gods
23 Jason Derulo
27 Raheem Devaughn with Live Band
28 Blind Guardian
29 Ben l’Oncle Soul
30 KRS 1
10 Mission for Steve Gadd 2010
11 Andre Manoukin – So in Love
18 Vaya con Dios
20 Divine Comedy Solo
23 Cabaret Flameka, through October 3rd
Paris Events in September
7-14 Carmen – An open-air opera held at Hotel National des Invalides
23-25 Carmen will be on stage at Chateau de Fontainebleau
15-22 Biennale des Antiquaires – Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of one of the world’s foremost exhibitions for collectors and art lovers. This international event offers up everything from archaeology to modern painting and jewelry, as well as featuring 25 new international dealers.
Festival Classique au Vert – Through September 26th this music festival concentrates on the greatest romantic composers. Music in the Parc Floral de Paris every Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
4, 15 Used book sale – all day
15 Evening with an Author: Douglas Kennedy, on “Leaving the World.” – 7:30pm
22 Writers on Writing: Featuring Susan Loomis on writing and the sociology of food – 7:30pm
23 Evenings with an Expert: Featuring Michael House presenting a documentary on Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott – 7:30pm
6 Mingmei Yip reads from her latest novel, Petals from the Sky
13 Richard Flanagan reads from his latest novel, Wanting
23 In collaboration with Festival America, Nick Flynn and Adam Haslette will read from a selection of their work with music from jazz maestro Steve Tromans on the piano after.
27 Anne Marsella reads from her latest novel, The Baby of Belleville
If you know of other special events in Paris, or if you would like to have your event featured in this monthly column, please send an email to Lisa at: [email protected]
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