Nice sacks artistic director. Not Nice…

Nice sacks artistic director. Not Nice…


norman lebrecht

March 06, 2015

Marc Adam will leave Nice in October after the city refused him a contract renewal. The highly experienced director has been there just three years. More from our copains at resmusica.

marc adam

Marc was head of Stadttheater Bern, 2007-11. Before that he ran Lübeck and Rouen.


  • MWnyc says:

    Norman, I believe that nowadays the word copain is only used to mean boyfriend.

    • Mathieu says:

      Not necessarily. And the plural is never used to mean boyfriends (except perhaps when uttered by a bigamist). Les copains means friends.

  • Robert Fitzpatrick says:

    Les copains d’abord…a good english equivalent might be “buddies.”

    petit-ami = boyfriend; petite-amie = girlfriend. The pronounciation is the same in both cases.

  • Robert Fitzpatrick says:

    For our UK friends, copain(s) can also mean mate(s) in the sense of friend.