Shanghai – December 16/Paris – January 21/Leipzig – June 23

Bach‘s final large-scale vocal composition presents itself to us as the composer‘s artistic legacy. Like no other of Bach‘s works, the B-minor Mass is a consummation of his writing for the voice……“ Christoph Wolff

Shanghai Baroque Festival

On December 15 and 16, 2018 David Stern offers Shanghai music lovers the 4th annual baroque festival at the Shanghai Symphony Hall, with a performance of Bach’s B-minor Mass with Opera Fuoco and the Tölzer Knabenchor. The work has not been heard in Shanghai since 1918.

Heifetz Baroque Vocal Workshop

I am very excited to announce the Heifetz Baroque Vocal Workshop, a new and unique creative venture. As an added feature to the Heifetz International Music Institute, this program will offer a 10-day intensive course in baroque performance practice to singers and instrumentalists.



Season 2018/19

Concert – Hans Rott, Mozart  Hong Kong Philharmonic

Start date: 11th January 2019

End date: 13th January 2019

Location: Hong Kong, Zhuhai


Mozart       Don Giovanni, K527: overture  
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for winds in E flat major, K297b  
Rott Symphony no. 1 in E major

Mass in B-minor – JS Bach 

Date: 21st January 2019

Location: Paris Philharmonie 2


Bach’s Mass in B Minor.

Countertenor Andreas Scholl, baritone Laurent Naouri, members of the Opera Fuoco Young Artists and the Tölzer Knabenchor.

Don Giovanni Palm Beach Opera

Start date: 22nd February 2019

End date: 24th February 2019

Location: West Palm Beach, FL


Kristine McIntyre, stage director 


David Stern's musical leadership is spread across three continents. Whether conducting a major symphony orchestra, baroque opera, teaching vocal master classes or defending cultural activities, Stern keeps his musicians, students and audiences riveted by sharing his strong musical convictions, his flexibility of approach and his belief that music is relevant and indeed essential in today's world. He is the founder and director of the Paris-based opera studio and  period-instrument ensemble Opera Fuoco, as well as artistic adviser and chief conductor of the Shanghai Baroque Festival and chief conductor of the Palm Beach Opera in Florida.




David Stern’s inspires the singers with all the necessary impulses, through constant attention to breathing and balance. He keeps the tension of the drama, thanks to the vigor and honed palette he unleashes from his chamber-size orchestra…. With vocal revelations of such a high level, one has to say that Opera Fuoco has surpassed its expectations.
Mehdi Mahdavi, Opera Magazine, December 2018


« This weekend’s exuberant Palm Beach Opera premiere in Kravis Center uses a version created for the New York Philharmonic in 2004….
It’s a provocative and entertaining experience. David Stern’s buoyant musical direction buttresses … an exhilarating, superbly cast and imaginatively directed spectacle. »

Palm Beach Daily News, February 2018

Richard Löwenherz Telemann Festival

« Happily the Magdeburg Theater’s in-house orchestra, to which were added several members of the French ensemble Opera Fuoco (from which a good part of the singer soloists also came) delivered its goods. David Stern, director of the ensemble, who has been frequent guest with his musicians at the Elbe, assured a warm and lyrical-cantabile sound with several beautiful instrumental solos. This was far from given, considering that a few hours earlier, the renowned ensemble Concerto Köln…. »
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 2018


Berenice, che fai ?

`New release

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Cantates Romantiques

Cherubini, Boisselot, Hérold

Karine Deshayes  / Opera Fuoco

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Johann Christian Bach

Opera Fuoco / Zig-Zag Territoires / Outhere

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