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Sunday, January 16th 1:00pm – 2:00pm (EST) | Mastering French – What You Need to Know

Mastering French

Whether you are tackling French for the first time, or keen on perfecting your mastery of the language, this discussion will provide helpful, actionable insights that will guide you to the next level. Linda Witt, President of the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA and Pauline Chateau, Educational Coordinator of the Alliance Française of Seattle, will share tips, tools and resources to help you gain confidence in spontaneous, fluid communication in la langue de Molière.

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No matter where you are in the world, take part in Journées Québec Monde to find a quality job in Québec (Canada). Québec companies are recruiting for more than 400 job offers in sectors like Administration, Audiovisual production, Catering and Hospitality, Engineering, Healthcare, IT, Manufacturing and Machining, Transport and mechanics. It’s easy!

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The Era of Marie Antoinette, Rediscovered at the Opera Lafayette

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Opera Lafayette is proud to announce their 2022 season presenting three programs exploring one theme - The Era of Marie Antoinette, Rediscovered. This theme will be the first in a course of three years that Opera Lafayette will offer programming designed to highlight the relation of historical women in 18th century France to the musical life of their time. 

The Era of Marie Antoinette, Rediscovered will allow for an exploration of French music (performed with period instruments) from the 1760’s through 1780’s not only from the French perspective, but from the French colonies’ point of view, specifically those in the Americas including New Orleans, French Guinea, and Saint Domingue (modern Haiti). These colonies had an extraordinary musical life which involved the exchange of people and ideas from France to the Americas and back, and this artistic life, like so much else, was deeply affected by the wars and revolutions on both sides of the Atlantic in the second half of the 18th century. 

The Era of Marie Antoinette, Rediscovered, the theme of Opera Lafayette’s 2022 season, with three programs of French music from the 1760’s through 1780’s and a unique focus on its resonance in the Americas:

Silvain, a fully staged modern premiere of Grétry’s 1770 opera, much admired by Marie Antoinette, and the first opera performed in New Orleans (1796). 

  • Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3, 7:30  at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
  • Tuesday, June 7, 7:00 at El Museo del Barrio in New York City

The Musical Salon of Marie Antoinette, a chamber concert featuring works by Gluck, Chevalier de Saint Georges, Hinner and others.

  • Wednesday, June 8, 2022 7:00 at El Museo del Barrio in New York City

Concert Spirituel aux Caraïbes (Spiritual Concert of the Caribbean) with music by Gossec, Dalayrac, Pergolesi, and others, with critical?eye?on the meaning of French music in Caribbean colonies. 

  • Thursday, February 10, 7:30 at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
  • Thursday, June 9, 7:00 at El Museo del Barrio in New York City

More information and tickets: https://operalafayette.org/marie