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#1 kbarber

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 04:44 AM

The Opera de Paris has now confirmed that star Nicolas Le Riche's farewell performance will be live streamed worldwide on
www.operadeparis.fr

Wednesday 9 July 2014 à 19h30 (330 pm Eastern time)***** [Admin note:  please see two posts below]
Program: Les Forains (Roland Petit),
Excerpts from:
Bal des cadets (David Lichine)
Raymonda (Rudolf Noureev),
Caligula (Nicolas Le Riche),
pas de deux from Appartement (Mats Ek)
LAprès-midi dun faune (Vaslav Nijinski),
Le Jeune Homme et la Mort (Roland Petit),
Boléro (Maurice Béjart).



#2 volcanohunter

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:51 PM

The performance will also be streamed on Arte Concert (formerly Arte Liveweb).

 

http://concert.arte....lopera-de-paris



#3 Helene

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:50 PM

According to the World Time Clock, the difference between Paris and NYC is -6 hours, which makes the start time of 19:30 in Paris 13:30 EDT, or 1:30pm.



#4 volcanohunter

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:39 AM

There is every indication that this stream will be available worldwide. But if suddenly Arte were to throw up a geo-block, it is an easy one to overcome. For the Arte Concert site a free browser add-on like Hola Unblocker does the trick.



#5 canbelto

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:03 PM

I just watched this. I am stunned Sylvie Guillem showed up to the farewell in black workout leggings and white sneakers.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:29 PM

solo by Nicolas Le Riche with Matthieu Chedid

Petit: Les Forains (entrance of the players) - Le Riche and pupils of the Paris Opera Ballet School
Lichine: Graduation Ball (drummer boy's solo) - POBS student Francesco (I didn't hear Le Riche give his surname.)

Nureyev:
 Raymonda (entrée de jongleurs and part of the second-act finale) - Stéphane Bullion (Abderam) & Dorothée Gilbert (Raymonda)
Nijinsky: L'Après-midi d'un faune - Jérémie Bélingard & Eve Grinsztajn

 

Petit: La Jeune homme et la Mort - Le Riche & Eleonora Abbagnato

 

Le Riche: Caligula (Incitatus & Caligula) - Audric Bezard & Mathieu Ganio
Béjart: Boléro - Le Riche, Josua Hoffalt & Karl Paquette

 

The 'door' duet from Mats Ek's Apartment, which presumably Le Riche was to have danced with Sylvie Guillem, didn't materialize, though as canbelto noted, Guillem did come out for the bows at the end.



#7 Helene

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:33 PM

I missed the first two pieces on the program*, because the feed froze, but I did get to see it from the "Raymonda" excerpt on.  I don't understand more than a smattering of words in French, so I'm not sure who was dancing most of what I saw, aside from Le Riche.

 

*Edited to add:  three.  I was posting at the same time as volcanohunter, and the solo with Chedid singing wasn't listed on the website.  I'm especially sorry I missed him with the students.

 

I'm not sure what Guillem and Chedid did -- I only saw them during the curtain calls, and she was wearing a big, loose bright yellow shirt over those tights -- but Guillaume Gallienne read a poem about Le Riche, which had the audience laughing. (If you have a chance to see Gallienne's "Me, Myself, and Mum" (or "Les garçons et Guillaume, à table!" the original French title, I'd highly recommend it.)

 

"Bolero" has to be the most fun spectacle with which to end a gala.  It gave a chance for the men in the company to honor him dancing rather than being bystanders.  So many of them looked familiar, but the one I could definitely ID was Karl Paquette, one of the first men to join in and later one of his curtain call wingmen.

 

There were a bazillion curtain calls on stage, in front of the curtain, with the company in the wings clapping along throughout the long ovation during his solo bows on stage.  There was a fluttering of shiny confetti.  Someone managed to get a paper-wrapped bouquet to the stage, which he held until the end.  His partner/wife (I'm guessing) brought his (their) two daughters to greet him during one of the later calls and then went to the side (or offstage). 

 

I want the DVD!  "Jeune homme et la mort" and "Bolero" were great!



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:34 PM

Many thanks, volcanohunter, for all of the ID's!  I was wondering what happened to the "Apartement" excerpt.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:41 PM

Maybe I'm acting like a fuddy duddy but I really don't think Guillem's outfit was in any way appropriate for the occasion.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:50 PM

For me the really odd thing was Guillem's willingness to stand front and center during all those curtain calls, even though she hadn't performed, while Clairemarie Osta--Le Riche's wife--appeared just long enough to lead their daughters out on stage, and then promptly disappeared back into the wings.

 

Fortunately a DVD of Le Riche's Jeune homme already exists, and one of the absent Apartment, too. Le Riche had already been filmed in Raymonda, Faune and Bolero, but those are sitting in the vaults of French television, which is most frustrating.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:54 PM

I assumed Guillem had performed in the part that I missed.  Perhaps if she wasn't performing, she wasn't expecting to take a curtain call, hence the way she was dressed.

 

I'll track down that "Jeune homme"!



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:55 PM

Wonderful.  Nicolas Le Riche went out with that same class he has so long graced us all with .... and a huge helping of that savoir faire that has always been hallmark to his uniquely generous state of play.  We will not see his particular like again.  Merci beaucoup. 



#13 volcanohunter

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:19 PM

Hurrah! The program is already available on demand, though I don't know for how long.



#14 Jane Simpson

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:35 PM

According to posters elsewhere Guillem did actually do the Appartement pas de deux, it just didn't make it to the transmission.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:46 PM

So there was an issue with broadcast rights?


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