Tag: France

Opera and the French Revolution

A program by Opera Lafayette featuring opera performed during the French Revolution, with three dramatic scenes from Sapho, Médée and Œedipe á Colone. With mustic by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini, Luigi Cherubini and Antonion Sacchini. From Opera Lafayette: With the French Revolution...

/ April 29, 2016

“The Human Crisis” by Albert Camus, 70 years later

Viggo Mortenson gives a dramatic reading of Albert Camus’ 1946 speech. RSVP required. Sign up here. From Maison Française: Albert Camus originally delivered this lecture on “La Crise de l’homme” on March 28, 1946, to a very full house at...

/ March 28, 2016

“300 Men (300 Hommes)” and “Etre Vivant”

US premiere of Emmanuel Gras’ documentary 300 Men. From Maison Française: Celebrated filmmaker Emmanuel Gras (Bovines, 2011) and co-creator Aline Dalbis transport us in this immersive documentary centered on Forbin, a homeless shelter in Marseille. Free of interviews or narration,...

/ March 24, 2016

Preview: Opera and the French Revolution

A discussion with music of Opera Lafayette’s upcoming program, “Opera and the French Revolution” at the Rose Theater. From Maison Française: This evening’s preview event at the Maison Française weaves musical interludes from the program by Opera Lafayette into a...

/ March 23, 2016

Fait et fiction. Pour une frontière

A talk with Françoise Lavocat, professor of comparative literature at Sorbonne. Author of La Syrinx au bûcher, Pan et les satyres à la renaissance et à l’âge baroque; La théorie littéraire des mondes possibles; Fait et fiction. Pour une frontière.

/ March 22, 2016

Casanova à Paris

Chantal Thomas is the author of Les Adieux à la Reine (Farewell, My Queen; Prix Femina); Le Testament d’Olympe; and L’Esprit de la conversation

/ March 10, 2016

“Job Center Please Hang On (Pôle emploi ne quittez pas)”

A screening and Q&A with the film’s director, Nora Phillipe. From Maison Française: Unemployment stands above 10% in France today, and is even higher for people who are young (25%), or unqualified, and for those living in the banlieues outside...

/ March 10, 2016

“The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust”

Discussion with Lisa Moses Leff about her book on the Jewish historian Zosa Szajkowski who, in the wake of the Holocaust, gathered thousands of documents from Nazi archives in Berlin and other archives in France and took them to New...

/ March 8, 2016

French Literature in the Making: Laure Adler

Laure Adler, author of Marguerite Duras; Dans les pas de Hannah Arendt; L’Insoumise, Simone Weil; and François Mitterand, journées particulières, in conversation with Olivier Barrot.

/ March 7, 2016

L’Épitome Musical: French Music for Viol Consort

The third and final concert of “Bernini in Paris: Italian Guests in the Sun King’s Court.” From Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: Though often imagined as a primarily English ensemble, the viol consort had a rich history in France as another vehicle for...

/ March 3, 2016