Emmanuel Ceysson, principal harpist at the Opéra National de Paris for the past decade, has won the audition at the Metropolitan Opera for the seat left vacant by Deborah Hoffman who died in February 2014. He will start in September, performing one his favorite pieces: Tannhäuser by Wagner.
A list of this month's livestream events at Albertine Books, within the Cultural services of the French Embassy. Each month Albertine hosts a number of lively events with visiting authors and other personalities who's work is in some way related to French Culture. All events are free and open to the public.
Artists pay hommage to La Hune, the famous Parisian bookstore closing next month; new plans proposed to meet France's request for lower tax rate on e-books, 33 Days by Léon Werth is published in English for first time with introduction by his friend Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Stéphane Mallarmé's translation and Edouard Manet's illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven; and BTBA shortlist announcements.
France 24 has extended its distribution with Time Warner Cable in the United States with the launch of its English channel across the greater Los Angeles area. Representing an additional 850,000 households in the Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, France 24 in English will be available on channel 219. This development reinforces France 24’s existing distribution in the US, covering some 8.5 million households across the country.
An interview with Noémie Solomon, Editor of DANSE: A Catalogue, a collection of dialogues and essays that reflects on DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance and Ideas, which took place in New York in May 2014.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Central Park SummerStage, a series of Free concerts presented by the City Parks Foundation, featuring artists of all genres for diverse audiences. In 2015, there will be a number of French acts, including fearless musical hybrid Meshell Ndegeocello, world-soul singer and human rights icon Angelique Kidjo, XL-Recordings-signed French-Cuban twin duo Ibeyi, the newest voice out of Cabo Verde - Mayra Andrade, and a dance and music event celebrating the transatlantic voyage of the Hermione to New York.