Baroque opera arias at Drottningholm theatre

David Stern will conduct the young soloists of the Nordopera education network in extracts and arias from Händel’s operas. Nordopera aims to create a platform to exchange knwoledge and to integrate young artists from the Nordic region. David Stern will return to Drottningholm Theatre for the concert of this academy.

Händel – Serse


Händel’s Xerxes has reached the immortality with the beautiful “Ombra mai fu”. David Stern returns to the Beijing Music Festival, this time bringing his opera company Opera Fuoco with its outstanding young soloists and period instrument orchestra. Händel is at his comic and melodramatic best in this work with its opening aria, “Ombra mai fu” which has delighted audiences for centuries. 


Ending 2019, David Stern will conduct Humperdinck’s masterpiece in the Delray Beach’s Crest Theatre starring Palm Beach Opera’s Benenson Young Artists and Apprentice Artists. This production sung in English will have three performances on December 6, 7 and 8th.


Season 2019/20

Drottningholm Theatre

Start date: 27th September 2019

End date: 28th September 2019

Location: Drottningholm Theatre (Sweden)


Extracts from Händel Giulio Cesare and Jephta with singers from Drottningholm European Academy

Serse at the Beijing Music Festival

Start date: 18th October 2019

End date: 21st October 2019

Location: Beijing


OPERA FUOCO Young Artist Program

Humperdinck – Hänsel & Gretel – Palm Beach Opera

Start date: 6th December 2019

End date: 8th December 2019

Time: 6/12 - 19h // 7/12 - 17h // 8/12 - 14h

Location: Delray Beach Crest's Theatre



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.



Strauss – Die Fledermaus

“But what keeps this work alive is the music. Led by chief conductor David Stern, the performance was full of energy and personality, with vigorous duets and trios on stage and another fine outing by the orchestra, with creamy string playing and lively winds and brass. To the company’s credit, they took a traditional approach to the famous overture, leaving the curtain down and doing nothing to distract from the orchestra’s buoyant performance of Strauss’s great concert piece.”

David Fleshler – 23/03/2019

South Florida Classical Review


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


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