Notre-dame de paris

Notre Dame de Paris in Kazakh will be staged throughout Central Asia

ASTANA – After its debut in December in Kazakhstan, the Kazakh version of the French musical Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) will be performed in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan over the next next three years, reports Photo credit: Astana Akimat. Upcoming performances across Central Asia will retain the musical’s original […]

Palace of versailles

Music at the Palace of Versailles

Representation by Gustave Caillebotte (1855) of a banquet organized by Napoleon III at the Royal Opera of Versailles As the Opéra National de Paris celebrates its 350th anniversary with a sumptuous season ranging from Alessandro Scarlatti Il Primo Omicidio (1707) through 19th century masterpieces such as Tristan and Isolda, Simon Boccanegraand The Trojansto Michael Jarrell’s […]

Palace of versailles

The fascinating history of the Palace of Versailles

Image bank by Alexandra Lande/Shutterstock the Castle of Versailles has a great history. Once the epicenter of French royalty, the elegant estate has undergone several transformations since its conception in the 17th century. Here, we explore some fascinating facts about the history of this national treasure, starting with its humble roots and ending with its […]