France back to normal, creation by Alan Lucien Oyen

By now, France seems to be back to normal completely. The public transports are in full service, almost no more strike, and the Paris Opera too is opening its doors to the audience once again.  The first ballet that is performed after the social movement is Giselle, an eternal classic created at the Paris Opera... Continue Reading →

Performances partially restarted~

After almost two months, the some performances are happening again at the Paris Opera. On the internet, the spectators who were supposed to come and watch the shows during the past few months show their anger and disappointment regarding the social movement and the cancellation of the performances at the Opera. The doors of the... Continue Reading →

Strike continues at the Paris Opera

It's been 21 days since Opera started going on strike. 50 performances have been cancelled, and the audience must be very disappointed, especially those who came from far away to watch the performances. This social movement has dramatic economic consequences for the Paris Opera, who might just have lost more than 14 million euros...... The... Continue Reading →

Raymonda at Opera Bastille

After nearly one and a half month of rehearsals, a part of the Paris Opera Ballet moved to Opera Bastille to perform Raymonda. It is one of Marius Petipa’s classical ballets, certainly not as popular as his other Tchaikovsky ballets (I.e. Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker......etc). Glazunov’s music for Raymonda clearly do not meet Tchaikovsky’s... Continue Reading →

Results – Concours de Promotion

The results were announced. I was ranked 4th in my class and since there were two places for promotion this year, I was not promoted this time. Feeling disappointed is inevitable. But there's another part of the "results", it's the fact that I tried my best, worked really hard for it, was satisfied with my... Continue Reading →

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