Sunday, January 20, 2013, at 3:00 p.m.
William Christie, Conductor
Les Arts Florissants
Charpentier: David Et Jonathas
Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.
L’Opera National De Paris
Michail Jurowski, Conductor
Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
Orchestre National De France
Theatre Du Chatelet
Colin Davis, Conductor
Arabella Steinbacher, Violin
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 (“Haffner”)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5
Sibelius: Symphony No. 3
Friday, January 25, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
Orchestre De Paris
Paavo Jarvi, Conductor
Krystian Zimerman, Piano
Schumann: “Genoveva” Overture
Lutoslawski: Piano Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”)
Two five-act operas: I can hardly wait!
However, I want to see Salle Favart and L’Opera Bastille.
Getting tickets for the “Khovanshchina” performance was not easy: January 22 is opening night of a new production, and tickets are scarce. (January 22 was the only night we could attend.)
Since we decided only yesterday to go to Paris, very early this morning Andrew called someone he knows at the Wiener Staatsoper and Andrew’s father called a European conductor he has known for years.
We got tickets.
Andrew says Colin Davis will probably cancel the Orchestra National De France concert. Davis is very old, and has been infirm of late, and has been canceling about 80 per cent of his appearances the last year or so, often at the last minute.
I had wanted to see the Paris Opera Ballet, but the Paris Opera Ballet will not be performing the week we shall be in Paris.