Hilary Hahn: Paris

Paris Revisited in Music

March 3, 2021 | Classical | By Nick Hammond

The moment music label Deutsche Grammophon announced a new album by violinist Hilary Hahn entitled Paris, I leapt at the chance to bring it to the attention of Paris Update’s readers. Don’t expect to hear a medley of string arrangements … Read More

Die Fledermaus

And the Band Played On

March 20, 2019 | Opera | By Heidi Ellison

A sparkling production of Johann Strauss the Younger‘s Die Fledermaus by the Academy of the Paris Opera is being performed at the MC 93 theater in the Paris suburb of Bobigny before touring four French cities. With a terrific cast … Read More

Tristan und Isolde

The Joys of Tragedy

September 19, 2018 | Opera | By Nick Hammond

Some might think that foregoing one of the final days of late-summer sunshine to spend over five hours cooped up in a theater watching Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde demonstrates either an admirable sense of duty or complete madness. When … Read More