Janitorial suggestions January 23
Like every month, find the suggestions and advice of our concierges for enhance your stay!
Restaurant of the month: Le Grand Colbert
There are those addresses without which Paris would not be quite Paris, and the Grand Colbert is one of those iconic places. Born with the Colbert gallery in 1828, it was originally a novelty store called "Au Grand Colbert". It is only in 1900 that the address became a restaurant known for being one of the cheapest broths of the capital. Taken over in 1985 by the Bibliothèque nationale de France after years of closure, it is now an iconic Parisian brasserie, with a casual chic, where the typical dishes of French gastronomy are found.
Opera of the month: Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner at the Opéra Bastille
Tristan and Isolde is an immense lyrical poem, a song of love and death inspired by the medieval legend of Tristan and Yseult and Richard Wagner's passion for Mathilde Wesendonck, the wife of his wealthy Zurich patron, Otto. Musically, the opera marks a turning point in Wagner's work and even in the history of Western music for its harmonic audacity, creating a languid and ever-delayed tension. In this landmark staging, Peter Sellars pacifies the sentimental swell of the two heroes in a setting purged of all earthly contingencies. Detached from the stage, suspended like an altarpiece, Bill Viola's videos expose the lovers' initiatory quest to reach nirvana. The association of these two major artists gives life to a unique and total artistic object.
Play of the month: The Lion King Season 2 at the Théâtre Mogador
Through color, costume, choreography and flamboyant effects, the moving journey of the prodigal son Simba as he struggles to accept his responsibilities and destiny as king in the land of the Lions. The most famous Broadway musical. Since 1997, The Lion King has been one of the most performed musicals in the world. The adaptation of the famous Disney Studios animated film has been seen by more than 100 million people and produced in nine different languages. A spectacular stage experience, set on the Serengeti Plain and punctuated by the evocative tones of Africa. The show received two nominations for the Molières 2022: Visual and Sound Creation, Musical Show. It also won the trophy for the revival at the Trophées de la Comédie musicale.
Concert of the month: Alexandra Dovgan at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
"Some things can't be taught or learned. His playing is honest and intense. I predict a great future for her. Let's take a leaf out of Grigory Sokolov's book and not consider Alexandra Dovgan a child prodigy. Born in 2007, the Muscovite with the fingers of a fairy takes the stage as an accomplished artist, whose amazing musicality no one can resist.
Exhibition of the month: 80's at the Museum of Decorative Arts
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs thus highlights the French 80s with more than 700 objects from various fields: objects, furniture, fashion, posters, photos, music videos, record sleeves and magazines, all in a colorful and flashy presentation designed by scenographer Adrien Rovero. The Museum honors its own history: in 1982, the Poster and Advertising Museum was created and later in 1986, the Fashion Arts Museum, collections that are now attached to this mythical museum that sits next to the Louvre.
Unusual activities of the month: Art Deco Franc / North America at the Cité de l'Architecture & du Patrimoine
From the École nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris to the Exposition internationale des Arts Décoratifs et industriels modernes in 1925, the Parisian art scene of the early 20th century never ceased to seduce Americans. It is this permanent challenge between the two sides of the Atlantic that the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine is presenting from October 21, 2022 to March 6, 2023.