Opera

At the Opéra Garnier, from March 8th to April 5th, enjoy the masterpiece of Leos Janacek : « Kátia Kabanová ».  This opera created in 1921has been adapted by Janacek himself from Ostrovski‘s « The Storm ». Through the dramatic life of Kátia, it shows the female condition and the tragedy of oppressed women in rural Russia in the 1860s.

Exhibitions

The newly renovated Musée du Luxembourg reopens with a statement of its European dimension and an exhibition dedicated to one of the most important artists of Renaissance in the German World:  Lucas Cranach (1472-1553).  It displays the diversity and the fullness of the work of this artist who was a direct witness of major political and religious changes, especially the Reformation. Until May 23rd.

The Musée du Louvre has organized a cultural clash for you. During the first retrospective dedicated to the German sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736 – 1783), the museum presents five works by the English artist Tony Cragg (born in 1949). An unexpected art dialogue to witness before April 25th.

Restaurants

Kei: the Japanese chef Kei Kobayashi took over Gérard Besson’s restaurant at nr 5 rue Coq Héron, 1st, where he prepares a superb French cuisine with:  vegetable and salmon composition, duck risotto, lobster with condiments, boileau of mushrooms and its glass of Xeres, suckling lamb from the Pyrenees as well as a delicious vacherin with citrus fruits. Menus of 4 to 8 dishes, at 38 and 48 € for lunch, 75 and 95 € for dinner. Closed on Sundays & Mondays. Tel: 01 42 33 14 74.

The Guide Lebey des Bistrots 2011 will soon be issued. The nominated for the best bistro prize this year are: Volnay (1st), Le Café des Musées (3rd), Les Coulisses Vintage (9th) and la Table d’Eugène (18th).