October 25- Rain at the Paris Opera

October hi,

Have you been at the Garnier Opera in Paris? Have you watched the wonderful Chagall ceiling? Isn’t it amazingly beautiful? It has been painted in 1960, and it is just an enchantment for the eyes… please, since you are not Parisian, buy an Opera ticket as high as you can, it should cost about 10 to 12 euros no matter what it is performed, just to admire it! Oh, I am sorry, as a month, you don’t need to bother with trivialities like tickets…

Wait a second April, you might say, is it for the ceiling that you went to the Opera or to watch a ballet?

Yes, but since I was at the fourth flour, I was closer to the ceiling than the scene. But for a ballet,this is not a problem of course, especially one where the architecture of the choreography is so impressive, as “Rain” of the choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. Steven Reich’s music made me think rain was falling, but it was a festive, rain.

Despite the music that is so intense and the crazy rhythm of the dance, you get out with a lively, happy feeling. It is youth, it is love, it is movement 🙂

I was there with some friends and we got lucky not to have rain as we returned home, in this way we walked part of the distance and did again some Paris by night. The ponts illuminated, the people on the streets, talking, … we ended up at a small bar where we philosophised about life, relationships, wine…

I decided to leave them before the clock strikes 12 and my carriage is transformed into a pumpkin 🙂

https://www.operadeparis.fr/saison-2014-2015/ballet/rain-anne-teresa-de-keersmaeker

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4 thoughts on “October 25- Rain at the Paris Opera

    • I must start suggesting Paris tours with cultural life for different budgets; it is an experience and it is possible for every one I think! Although there is beauty everywhere of course! That is why we always want to go to another place from the one we live; I tell my Parisians friends who complain that 😉

  1. I have been to Paris several times (am here now, in fact) but have yet to do this. Thanks for the reminder that this is something I need to do! It sounds just wonderful.

    • You’re welcome! There is always something new to discover! When we live in a place, we get caught in the every day routines, and forget to look around! So I will also look for tips in your blog, it is important to look at your city again as a newcomer 🙂

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