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Il Trionfo del Tempo de Haendel à Pleyel - Lezhneva

Il Trionfo del Tempo de Haendel à Pleyel - Lezhneva | France Festivals | Scoop.it

Haendel : Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
12 février 2013 – 20h Paris – Salle Pleyel www.sallepleyel.fr

Ecrit pour le Cardinal Pamphilj(1653-1730), poète, théologien, philosophe, et sur un texte de sa plume, Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno accompagna Haendel tout au long de sa vie, de ses années de jeunesse à Rome où l’œuvre fut créée au printemps 1707, à son extrême vieillesse lorsque, aveugle, il en dicta à son disciple John Christopher Smith une nouvelle version en langue anglaise.

Mais l’original italien conserve seul cette ardeur expressive, ce sens du mouvement quasi berninien. L’œuvre emporte tout sur son passage, libre, inventive aussi bien dans la virtuosité terrible de ses parties chantées, que dans un orchestre incroyablement coloré. En 1988 Marc Minkowski avait révélé cette partition singulière (2 CD Erato) au Festival des Pâques Musicales d’Aix-les-Bains, c’est aujourd’hui René Jacobs qui s’y aventure.

Nul doute que son orchestre chamarré – Le Freiburger Barockorchester - et son sens du théâtre y feront merveille, mais on est très curieux également des solistes, Sunhae Im, dernière découverte de Jacobs, Christophe Dumaux, Jeremy Ovenden et surtout Julia Lezhneva (1) (photo), voix à la tessiture hors normes qui va du mezzo au soprano colorature, aussi virtuose que musicale. La jeune soprano russe a fait l’unanimité ces dernières années et pas seulement parce qu’elle est assurément un phénomène vocal : elle sait dessiner en deux traits un personnage. C’était d’ailleurs Mark Minkowski, toujours à l’affût des jeunes chanteurs, qui l’avait révélée aux mélomanes français.

L’occasion sera donc double, découvrir une œuvre rare et fulgurante et y entendre l’une des plus saisissantes voix du moment.

Jean-Charles Hoffelé

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Festival 2015 - Festival Flamenco Toulouse 24 March to 2 April 2015

Festival 2015 - Festival Flamenco Toulouse 24 March to 2 April 2015 | France Festivals | Scoop.it
14e édition du 24 mars au 2 avril 2015 Suivez-nous sur FESTIVAL FLAMENCO MARS-AVRIL 2015 Téléchargez le programme du Festival 2015
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Le Printemps des Poètes

Le Printemps des Poètes | France Festivals | Scoop.it
Site web officiel de l'association 'Le Printemps des Poètes

Printemps des Poètes, celebrating insurrection at poetry readings throughout France, from March 7 to March 22 2015
This annual event offers readings, shows, writing workshops and competitions organised in towns across France. 

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Philippe Jaroussky - His Angel's Voix - "Liquid Pure Gold"

Philippe Jaroussky - His Angel's Voix - "Liquid Pure Gold" | France Festivals | Scoop.it
Philippe Jaroussky denies that his is the liquid pure gold coloratura voice of an angel but that's not how his vast army of devoted fans see it. Philippe Jaroussky looks like a Hollywood star and s...
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Roman Games Festival - Hannibal - 2-4 May 2015 at Nîmes

Roman Games Festival - Hannibal - 2-4 May 2015 at Nîmes | France Festivals | Scoop.it

Samedi 2 et dimanche 3 mai 2015

La plus grande reconstitution historique antique réunit près de 500 reconstituants dans les Arènes de Nîmes. l'édition 2015 est consacrée à Hannibal, le célèbre général et homme politique carthaginois qui osa défier Rome.

Au programme : défilés de troupes, combats de gladiateurs, courses de chars et une grande bataille finale, pour un spectacle historique de 2h dans les Arènes de Nîmes. Et pendant deux jours, c’est toute la ville qui vibrera au rythme des légionnaires.

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29th International international kite festival 18 to 26 April 2015 - Berck-sur-Mer

29th International international kite festival 18 to 26 April 2015 -  Berck-sur-Mer | France Festivals | Scoop.it

Berck-Sur-Mer international Kite Festival
Visitors gather here from around the world to fly kites of many colours and shapes – from giant pandas and crabs to state-of-the-art stunt kites. The sand dunes accommodate some half a million spectators each year 

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France says it did not restrict UK from using HSBC files to pursue bank and criminals

France says it did not restrict UK from using  HSBC files to pursue bank and criminals | France Festivals | Scoop.it

Tory minister and tax office boss told parliament failure to prosecute was due to restrictions imposed by French authorities...

In an interview with Le Monde, published on Friday, he said: “I have not understood the comments made by the British authorities. The data on HSBC was transmitted to them in 2010, in the framework of the bilateral conventions that bind us. Nothing has been said to them since. These conventions do restrict the use of the information to tax purposes.

“But if the British tax office wants to bring court cases, it is entitled to do so. The rest is a matter of judicial co-operation.”

He denied France had been approached by HMRC this week, and appeared to suggest the decision on whether to bring criminal prosecutions was entirely in the hands of the UK authorities.

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Carnaval de Nice - 13 February to March 1

Carnaval de Nice - 13 February to March 1 | France Festivals | Scoop.it

The more than 1,000 musicians and dancers who turn out for Nice's fete make this one of the largest carnivals in the world, with a daily offering of colourful parades, flower battles -- with thousands of mimosas, carnations and lilies -- among the main attractions Free entry on opening and closing days.

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Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence 2 - 21 July 2015

Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence 2 - 21 July 2015 | France Festivals | Scoop.it

t oepra festivals Tout savoir sur le Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence Booking is now open for one of France's greatest summer opera festivals at Aix-en-Provence . Programme includes well loved Mozart and Handel works. See website for full details.

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Tout feu tout flamme - 07 février au 01 mars 2015

Tout feu tout flamme - 07 février au 01 mars 2015 | France Festivals | Scoop.it

 

Pour la onzième édition de l'événement « Tout Feu Tout Flamme » du 07 février au 01 mars 2015, artistes et artisans, producteurs et restaurateurs, professionnels du tourisme se réunissent à nouveau pour proposer un évènement convivial autour du thème du feu.

Historique :
La manifestation Tout Feu Tout Flamme est née de la coopération de l’Ecomusée du Perche avec des acteurs locaux afin de proposer des activités touristiques et culturelles basées sur le thème du feu et de la convivialité pendant les vacances d’hiver.
En 2006, la manifestation se développe avec de plus en plus d’activités proposées sur un territoire plus étendu de l’Orne à l’Eure-et-Loir.
En 2011, la programmation « Tout Feu Tout Flamme » s’enrichit de la participation des Cafés de Pays.
En 2013, enfin « Tout Feu Tout Flamme » s’étend à la Sarthe en collaboration avec le Pays du Perche Sarthois afin de coïncider avec les limites de l’ancienne province du Perche. Le Perche, en ses terres de confins, passe les barrières administratives ignorées des touristes afin de déployer toute sa séduction hivernale.

 

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My French Film Festival - worldwide online film festival - January 16 - February 16, 2015

My French Film Festival - worldwide online film festival - January 16 - February 16, 2015 | France Festivals | Scoop.it
My French Film Festival, the first worldwide online film festival. Discover a program of 10 feature films and 10 short films in competition, along with a selection of films out of competition, subtitled in numerous languages.
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La Folle Journée de Nantes: France's Largest Classical Music Festival | France Today

La Folle Journée de Nantes: France's Largest Classical Music Festival | France Today | France Festivals | Scoop.it
If you find attending classical concerts or opera performances too intimidating, you can forget everything you know. There’s another, far less formal way to enjoy the experience, without losing any of the rigorous values of these stellar art forms, and it’s the reason why people are crazy about classical music in Nantes, the capital of the Pays de la Loire.

The unorthodox format of the festival La Folle Journée de Nantes, the largest classical music festival in France, allows visitors to create their own itinerary. Guests can choose performances at a myriad of venues within an allowed time frame. The organisers restrict the maximum duration of each concert to 45 minutes and keep admission prices affordable, to make the event accessible to a wider public.

La Folle Journée originally started as a one-day affair in 1993 – as a means to offer short classical concerts to an audience which would not traditionally be drawn to formal soirées. The festival’s name comes from the original French title of The Marriage of Figaro, Pierre Beaumarchais’ play: La Folle Journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro. The festival has now expanded to five days, and features over 300 concerts by a total of 1,800 musicians, a large percentage of whom have direct contact with the audience. In fact the concept is so successful that it’s spurred versions in Spain, Poland and Japan.
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Opéra de Reims Fledermaus 2 Performances 13th and 14th December 2014

Opéra de Reims  Fledermaus 2 Performances 13th and 14th December 2014 | France Festivals | Scoop.it
 The Bat 

Quel drôle de titre que La Chauve-Souris ! Les beaux ouvrages portent souvent des titres ronflants et racontent des histoires de Prince et de Princesse. Dans La Chauve-Souris, rien de tel : c’est l’existence bourgeoise étriquée qui s’étale ! Pour couronner le tout, ça se termine dans une prison... L’histoire pourrait tourner au vaudeville avec un amant dans le placard, mais non, l’héroïne s’obstine comme femme mariée à rester fidèle aux nobles valeurs et aux bons sentiments... Mais pas de quoi désespérer le metteur en scène Jacques Duparc et son goût pour les frivolités car ce serait sans compter sur Johann Strauss et les librettistes Haffner et Genée qui s’en donnent à coeur joie pour faire tanguer les coeurs et emporter l’oeuvre dans un tourbillon de duos, trios et tableaux musicaux colorés et festifs. Véritable comédie musicale avant l’heure, magnifique divertissement musical et théâtral, La Chauve-Souris vous conduit dans les airs les plus sublimes, à l’instar de son Ouverture, une des plus belles de ce répertoire.

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Concert du 11 novembre Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides 129 rue de Grenell 75007 Paris 1610

Concert du 11 novembre Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides 129 rue de Grenell 75007 Paris 1610 | France Festivals | Scoop.it

iL'orchestre d'harmonie de la Garde républicaine est placé sous la direction de Sébastien BILLARD. Cette manifestation est organisée par la direction de la mémoire, du patrimoine et des archives (SGA/DMPA).

Au programme : Claude Joseph ROUGET DE L'ISLE - Hector BERLIOZ - Maurice RAVEL - Camille SAINT-SAENS - Louis GANNE - Gustav HOLST.

Concert du 11 novembre 2014

Début du concert à 16h30 (accès jusqu'à 16h10)

Hôtel National des Invalides
Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides
129 rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris

Métro / RER : station Invalides

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Orchestres en fête 2015 across France between March 20-29

Orchestres en fête 2015 across France between March 20-29 | France Festivals | Scoop.it
Créé en 2008 à destination du grand public, Orchestres en fête ! a lieu chaque année, dans toute la France, pendant 10 jours au mois de novembre, les orchestres ouvrent leurs portes à tous.

Orchestres en Fête, throughout France, March 20-29
32 orchestras are participating in over 200 events designed to introduce the public to orchestral music.
www.orchestresenfete.com

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Brava: France's Grand Opera Season is Here

Brava: France's Grand Opera Season is Here | France Festivals | Scoop.it
Opera fans in France should keep eyes firmly on opera houses around the country where the tradition of lyric arts remains strong, impressive and currently embracing cinema and new technologies to e...
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French Film Festival includes major World War I doccumentary

French Film Festival includes major World War I doccumentary | France Festivals | Scoop.it

Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Dunedin, Hamilton, Tauranga, Havelock North, Timaru, Palmerston North, Nelson, Arrowtown

Alliance Française recently released the official film selection for the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2015 in New Zealand. The line-up is dynamic, engaging and entertaining, and this year marks the festival’s largest and most diverse film selection to date.

The selection, which features 32 feature films, includes successful French titles that have recently premiered at international film festivals, notably Toronto and Cannes.

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Château Fort de Sedan - Medieval fest 20th anniversary - From Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 May 2015

Château Fort de Sedan - Medieval fest 20th anniversary - From Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 May 2015 | France Festivals | Scoop.it
16 and 17 May this year, the Principality of Sedan prepares to welcome tens of thousands of visitors to celebrate the 20th eidtion of the medieval festival.   Featured throughout the week end : camps , craftsmen , animations for children, musicians, shows and hundreds of exhibitors on the market.   What make an unforgettable travel time of the Princes of Sedan.   The medieval market will be installed around the castle and the courtyard where you will discover the old professions : étainier , lace, wood gilding , illumination , bookbinding, forge ... Restauration on the festival in the different taverns.
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82nd Fête du Citron - Lemon Festival Menton-14 February to 4 March

82nd Fête du Citron - Lemon Festival Menton-14 February to 4 March | France Festivals | Scoop.it

Fête du Citron, brings more than 200,000 visitors to Menton each year to admire displays that use more than 145 tons of citrus. Biovès Garden in the centre of Menton is filled with statutes, models and tableaux, made from oranges and lemons. Street parades offer wind musicians, acrobats, drummers and citrus-decorated floats.

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French PM Valls to reorganise "Islam" in France

French PM Valls to reorganise "Islam" in France | France Festivals | Scoop.it

The French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Thursday called for "the reconsideration of the organization of the Islamic community in France."
In a speech to the French Senate on Thursday, Valls said: "We seek to establish a model of Islam that is fully integrated, fully compatible with the values of the Republic." 
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve will hold "in the coming days" a series of broad consultations to ask "all necessary questions" about the future of Muslim religious organizations in France, Valls announced.
The questions to be addressed include: How imams will be trained, how mosques will be funded, and to what extent foreign financing may be permitted. 
"How can we accept that Islam in France receives funding from a number of foreign countries, no matter who they are? This is the first question that we must ask. This means that it is necessary to take a number of steps as soon as possible to prevent such funding, especially when the organizations reinforce certain types of behaviors," Valls explained.
Valls proposed that a dialogue with Muslim countries be established on these subjects.

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Carnaval de Granville Manche 13 au 17 février 2015

Carnaval de Granville Manche 13 au 17 février 2015 | France Festivals | Scoop.it

One of the best known carnivals in France now in it 141st incarnation Float building  is passed on from generation to generation and many get going months ahead the big day. Free entry.

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Saint Vincent Tournante of Chablis Bourgogne, 7 Feb 2015

Saint Vincent Tournante of Chablis Bourgogne,  7 Feb 2015 | France Festivals | Scoop.it
Chablis wine-related events.

Every year, the Saint Vincent Tournante of Chablis attracts several thousands of visitors from Bourgogne, France and even internationally - wine amateurs, wine professionnals and journalists. This is always the occasion to celebrate a different village of the Chablisien. This year, it is Chemilly-sur-Serein. In keeping with the local tradition, winemakers from the village give part of their vintage to make the 'Cuvée de la Saint Vincent', the wine that is drunk throughout the festivities!

Saturday, 7th February

Auxerrepo
12.00pm – Banquet of the Saint Vincent
8.30pm to 1.30am – Opening party of the Saint Vincent
Concert by Rockseller

Chemilly-sur-Serein
12.00pm to 5.00pm – Wine tasting, open cellars and food stands

Sunday, 8th February

Chemilly-sur-Serein
9.00am – Religious ceremony
10.15am – Parade through the village
10.45am – Official speeches
Sacraments by the Confrérie des Piliers Chablisiens
12.00pm to 5.00pm - Wine tasting, open cellars and food stands

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Le mois de l'oursin et du coquillage à Carry le Rouet Bouches-du-Rhône, - February 1, 8 and 15 2015

Le mois de l'oursin et du coquillage à Carry le Rouet  Bouches-du-Rhône, - February 1, 8 and 15 2015 | France Festivals | Scoop.it
Arts : Le mois de l'oursin et du coquillage à Carry le Rouet. VisitProvence.com le guide touristique de Carry le Rouet et sa région 

Sea Urchin and Shellfish Month,  
The only place in France where sea urchins are still fished by hand. The delicacy and other shellfish are on sale Sundays on the quayside and in restaurants

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Festival Détours de Chant, 28 Jan to 08 Feb 2015 Toulouse

Festival Détours de Chant, 28 Jan to 08 Feb 2015 Toulouse | France Festivals | Scoop.it
Festival Détours de Chant, du 28 Janvier au 08 février 2014 

La chanson vient chatouiller les salles de spectacles toulousaines. Des mots qui volent sur des notes, des rêves qui se dessinent, des colères qui trouvent leur chemin, des idées qui se propagent, des sons qui surprennent, des bonheurs qui se partagent, des rythmes qui s'affirment : voilà de quoi provoquer quelques jolies rencontres. Une langue et des musiques toutes vivantes, des salles accueillantes et des artistes passionnés vous attendent. À vous de jouer !

On retrouvera aussi les chanteurs de l'association Voix Express en plusieurs occasions. Leur implication de fervents supporteurs de la chanson est une composante essentielle du festival. Leur liberté d'action est totale : ce sont eux qui choisiront les lieux et les moments de leurs interventions.

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France Opens the Philharmonie de Paris, a New International Center for Music, 1/14

France Opens the Philharmonie de Paris, a New International Center for Music, 1/14 | France Festivals | Scoop.it

The Orchestre de Paris, Les Arts Florissants, the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, with star artists, Paavo Järvi, Hélène Grimaud and Renaud Capuçon, and special guest Lang Lang, will lead the celebrations for the opening of the Philharmonie de Paris, France's new international music centre.

The celebrations will begin with three Gala evenings, Wednesday 14 January, Thursday 15 January and Friday 16 January.

Open House weekend, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 January, will welcome the entire community for free concerts, workshops, street music, throughout the day and evening throughout the building, starting at 11 am on Saturday morning.

Designed by the renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, the Philharmonie de Paris is set in 35 hectares Parc de la Villette in the 19th arrondissement of Paris and will provide a permanent home for the Orchestre de Paris and the Ensemble Intercontemporain, and three associate ensembles, Les Arts Florissants, the Orchestre de chambre de Paris and the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France.

The new building will complete the vision for a world-class centre for music with unrivalled facilities for classical, popular and contemporary music in this key area of Paris, with an extended campus that also includes Philharmonie 2 (formerly La Cité de la Musique), with a 1,000 seat concert hall a 250 seat Amphiteatre, Mediatheque and the Museum of Music.

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Opéra National du Rhin La vie parisienne 6 Performances - 13th to 30th December 2014

Opéra National du Rhin La vie parisienne 6 Performances - 13th to 30th December 2014 | France Festivals | Scoop.it

Opéra bouffe en quatre actes de Jacques Offenbach

Livret de Henry Meilhac et Ludovic Halévy
Tandis qu'Orphée aux Enfers et La Belle Hélène puisent dans l'antiquité la matière qui lui permet de s'amuser de la société, Offenbach décide avec La Vie parisienne de se passer désormais de ce filtre temporel. Les travers des contemporains sont ici croqués dans toute leur actualité sociale, une société qui s'étourdit dans les plaisirs et les fêtes alors que le bruit des bottes et des canons commence à se faire entendre de l'autre côté du Rhin. Avec ce vaudeville où s'enchaînent tubes sur tubes, Offenbach donne à l'opérette ses plus belles lettres de noblesse.

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