DAVID STERN

conductor

News

B-MINOR MASS TOUR

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

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.

 

Händel – Serse

 

Xerxes, composed in 1738 is one of Händel’s more celebrated operas and is often performed all over the world.  Händel perfects in his score all the humour and melodrama in this adaptation of an old Venetian libretto by Nicolo Minato. Händel’s Xerxes has reached the immortality with the beautiful “Ombra mai fu”.

 

Agenda

Season 2018/19

Bach en scat 

Date: 13th June 2019

Location: Philharmonie de Paris

2018/19

Opera Fuoco outreach concert 

Anne Nguyen, choreographer 

Aux côtés des solistes d’Opera Fuoco, de danseurs et d’un trio de jazz, des collégiens restituent un travail mené pendant deux ans, célébrant Bach tout en scat et en hip-hop.

Mass in B-minor – JS Bach

Date: 23rd June 2019

Location: Thomaskirche, Leipzig

2018/19

Closing the BachFest, David Stern will conduct Countertenor Andreas Scholl, baritone Laurent Naouri, members of the Opera Fuoco Young Artists and the Tölzer Knabenchor in St Thomas’s Church in Leipzig.

From June 30, 2019
To July 9, 2019

David Stern will inaugurate this new program with guest faculty Dominique Labelle.
Concert on July 9th in the Staunton Blackfriar’s Playhouse

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

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

Idomeneo

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

CANDIDE

« 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

Discography

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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ZANAIDA

Johann Christian Bach

Opera Fuoco / Zig-Zag Territoires / Outhere

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