Opera ballet

The head of the Paris Opera Ballet hails Japan’s “challenge”

Thanks to Louis XIV’s love of dance, French is the language of ballet and Paris has remained the center of the art for over 300 years since the Sun King’s splendid 72-year reign ended with his death in 1715. Yet for a company so richly steeped in history, the Paris Opera Ballet has earned a […]

Opera ballet

Brilliance in Montreal with a visit to the Paris Opera Ballet

The Paris Opera Ballet will present Paquita, one of the “lost ballets” of the 19th century in Montreal in October.Christophe Pele Directly behind the stage of the Palais Garnier, Paris’ historic opera house, is the Foyer de la Danse. This opulent room, with its lavish chandeliers and gilded decor, was originally intended as a gathering […]