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Marly-le-Roi – Bernstein – Candide

Centre Culturel Jean Vilar (Marly-le-Roi) – November 6th 2020 – 8:30 PM

The infamous philosophical tale of Candide is an epic legend, a voyage across the world. A world where humans are propelled from place to place by their thoughts and intentions. Reflecting on this text, I was fascinated by its contemporary resonance. The natural catastrophes, the shipwrecks at sea, the excess of injustice and intolerance, fanaticism … these could all be newspaper headlines of our time. Situated among our contemporary themes of European unity, human rights and the environment, revisiting the story of Candide has real urgency and purpose.

Leonard Bernstein infuses the adaptation with a disarming sense of humor and an exceptional original score. Taking this piece out of its iconic context to make it more accessible and contemporary would allow Voltaire’s message to shine through. Even though the singing will remain in English, the spoken text will be adapted into French. What is more exciting than a boxing match between Voltaire and Bernstein, to pitch French philosophical thought against American optimism?

Mayr – Amor Conjugale – Levallois

Levallois – Salle Ravel – November 29th 2020 – 8:30 PM

Premiered in Padua and Venice in 1805, it presents a lighter version of the same material – “a farsa sentimentale” by the master from Ingolstadt, who is also known as the father of bel canto. David Stern and Opera Fuoco will feature its studio singers and period-instrument orchestra from Paris in bringing this well-crafted and amusing work back to life.

Donizetti Festival – Amor Conjugale – Bergamo

Donizetti Festival – Teatro Sociale, Bergamo (Italy) – December 4th 2020 – 8:30 PM

To end the European tour of Mayr’s l’Amor Conjugale, David Stern will conduct a concert performance in the beautiful Bergamo’s Teatro Sociale. This premiere in Italy will be a strong tribute to Mayr, who was Bergamo’s official musician and Donizetti’s mentor.

Calendar

Season 2019/20

Bernstein – Candide

Date: 6th November 2020

Time: 20h30

Location: Centre Culturel Jean Vilar - Marly-le-Roi

2020/21

Bernstein – Candide

Candide – Étienne Duhil de Benaze 

Cunégonde – Milena Bischoff 

Old Lady – Anne-Lise Polchlopek

Maximilian – Olivier Bergeron

Paquette – Cécile Madelin

Pangloss/Voltaire – Matthieu Walendzik 

The Governor/Vander Dendur – Marco Angioloni 

Actor – François Macherey 

Piano – Karolos Zouganelis 

Musical direction – David Stern

Stage direction  – Catherine Vrignaud-Cohen

Mayr – Amor conjugale – Levallois

Date: 29th November 2020

Time: 20:30

Location: Salle Ravel - Levallois

2020/21

Mayr – Amor conjugale – Levallois

Giovanni Simone Mayr

L’Amor conjugale – concert version

European tour

Zeliska (Malvino) – Chantal Santon Jeffery 
Amorveno – Andres Agudelo
Ardelao – Bastien Rimondi 
Peters – Olivier Gourdy 
Floreska – Natalie Pérez 
Moroski – Adrien Fournaison

Musical direction – David Stern 
Opera Fuoco orchestra

Donizetti Festival 2020 – Amor conjugale – Bergamo

Date: 4th December 2020

Time: 20:00

Location: Teatro Sociale - Bergamo

2020/21

Donizetti Festival 2020 – Amor conjugale – Bergamo

Giovanni Simone Mayr

L’Amor conjugale – concert version

European tour

Zeliska (Malvino) – Chantal Santon Jeffery 
Amorveno – Andres Agudelo
Ardelao – Bastien Rimondi 
Peters – Olivier Gourdy 
Floreska – Natalie Pérez 
Moroski – Adrien Fournaison

Musical direction – David Stern 
Opera Fuoco orchestra

Biography

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.

Collaborations

Press

Gassmann opera Arias CD review on Grammophone magazine !

Grammophone magazine’s review of David Stern’s recording with NDR Radiophilharmonie and Ania Vegry of Gassmann’s rare opera arias and scenes: “Conductor David Stern draws alert playing from the NDR Radiophilharmonie. “

https://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/gassmann-opera-arias-ania-vegry

Barber of Seville – PBO 2020 – South Florida Classical Review

Palm Beach Opera’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia” dress rehearsal Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

“After the conclusion of the famous Overture to Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Palm Beach Opera chief conductor David Stern invited the orchestra to stand to receive the applause. (…) The Overture, fortunately, was not marred by any madcap antics on stage, full of crisp string playing, such as in the mock-sinister minor-key theme that sounds like snipping barber scissors. (…) Stern led a spirited performance, with thumps of drums and cymbals, through crescendos and accelerandos, that gave the opera a propulsive start.”

David Fleshler

New review – Turandot – PBO 2020

” (…) Chief Conductor David Stern brings out the score’s varied moods, contrasting the chaotic populace with the contemplative reminiscences of the trio of officials, Ping, Pang and Pong, and the pathos of the plight of Timur and Liù.”

David M.Rice – Classical Source

Discography

Gassmann – Opera arias

Florian Leopold Gassmann – Ah, ingrato Amor (Opera arias & sinfonias) – CPO, 2020

Ania Vegry / David Stern & NDR Radiophilharmonie

Berenice, che fai ?

`New release
OPERA FUOCO – APARTÉ

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Cantates Romantiques

Cherubini, Boisselot, Hérold

Karine Deshayes  / Opera Fuoco

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