L’Opera restaurant at the Palais Garnier

The Palais Garnier’s first ever restaurant L’Opéra has just opened its doors. Designed by goth Paris architect Odile Decq (check out this interview with Thierry Ardisson from 1990), the gastronomic restaurant is decorated in the architect’s favourite colour red, with organic forms and stuctures that meld with the architecture of the elaborate 19th-century building. [...]

‘Rain’ by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker

‘Rain’ by the contemporary choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker enters the repertoire of the Paris Opera Ballet, and opens next week. Rooted in an exhilarating minimalist score by Steve Reich, performed live, and with costumes by fellow Belgian Dries Van Noten, ‘Rain’ is a powerful and sensitive work that Keersmaeker considers her most successful [...]

OPERA: Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman at Opera Bastille

The Opéra National de Paris presents The Flying Dutchman (Le Vaisseau Fantôme), Richard Wagner’s first masterpiece, an opera about the impossibility of living and the possibility of redemption. Directed by Peter Schneider. Thu 9 Sep-Sat 9 Oct. Performed in German. Tickets available here.

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