To do and not to do

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Confinement started in Paris last Friday and of course we are back to having to fill out forms every time we want to buy a baguette. So this week, we will not be able to attend the much anticipated Marc Riboud exhibition at Musée Guimet, which is completely installed and waiting for the public. The photographer, who spent much time … Read More

To do or not to do

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Make sure not to go to Comédie Française to see “Le côté de Guermantes” directed by Christophe Honoré and do not miss “Asia Now” which is very well attended by major galleries this year, starting on October 21. Do go to the Louvre to see the Albrecht Altdorfer show, a travel through time in German Renaissance with outstanding drawings and … Read More

With “Der Messias”, Bob Wilson is back at his best

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The first live music performance took place on the 16 th at Théâtre des Champs Elysées with Bob Wilson’s “Der Messias” which I was expecting not to like. Well I was wrong, the show is so beautiful visually and musically that it was a revelation for the public. Michel Franck, the director of the theatre, spoke in a warm and intimate … Read More

A private concert on the waterside at Villa May

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When she had lunch last June with her cousin, French cellist Dominique de Williencourt, Béatrice Bouchacourt, our hostess, was horrified to hear that this great musician and composer had to cancel all his concerts of the summer, in Korea, China and most of Europe, because of the pandemic. She and her husband Hervé Couffin, invited him to play in their … Read More

In Moulins, the Center for stage costume is open and fun!

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Since all operas and theaters are closed, the Center for Stage costume in Moulins (Centre de costume de scène) seems the closest way to being in a theatre again (until November)… This very special “vault of fashion” opened by Martine Kahane and Christian Lacroix in July 2006, keeps 20 000 costumes which belong to the Paris Opera, the Comédie Française … Read More