January 24th – 26th 2020 – Palm Beach Opera
David Stern will open Palm Beach Opera’s 2019/2020 season featuring an adventurous musical score and one of the most iconic opera arias of all time, “Nessun Dorma,” Giacomo Puccini’s final masterpiece presents a sweeping story of passion, perseverance, and peril.
NEW RECORDING: Discover Florian Leopold Gassmann’s beautiful opera arias with Ania Vegry. David Stern conducts the NDR Radiophilharmonie for this CD full of surprising world premieres.
More info : https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/cpo/detail/-/art/florian-leopold-gassmann-opernarien/hnum/6096005?lang=en
February 28th – March 1st 2020 – Palm Beach Opera
David Stern and stage director Josh Major will join forces to create a hilarious and spirited evening of operatic comedy. the humor will be as sharp as the Barber’s scissors.
Start date: 24th January 2020
End date: 26th January 2020
Time: 19h30 / 14h
Location: Kravis Center For the Performing Arts - Palm Beach Opera
Palm Beach Opera
Stage direction – Keturah Stickann
Date: 7th February 2020
Location: Salle Ravel de Levallois
Opera Fuoco Young Singer Program
Start date: 28th February 2020
End date: 1st March 2020
Location: Kravis Center for the Performing Arts - Palm Beach Opera
Stage direction – Joshua Major
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.
“Under chief conductor David Stern, the Palm Beach Opera orchestra did its usual excellent work. The outstanding string section played with transparent delicacy in Puccini’s shimmering harmonies. Soft-edged winds, stark brass and clanging percussion all contributed to bringing out the power and variety of Puccini’s richly colored score.”
South Florida Classical Review
“A society without music loses its oxygen”
To read the full interview, click here
Florian Leopold Gassmann – Ah, ingrato Amor (Opera arias & sinfonias) – CPO, 2020
Ania Vegry / David Stern & NDR Radiophilharmonie
`New releaseOPERA FUOCO – APARTÉ
Opera Fuoco’s latest recording features three former members of the Opera Fuoco studio, Lea Desandré, Natalie Perez, Chantal Santon and the Opera Fuoco orchestra conducted by David Stern. Berenice, che fai? is a compilation of late Baroque and early Classical works based principally on Metastasio’s famous 18th-century opera scene « Ah Berenice » from his opera Antigono.
Not only was the scene set to music by such composers as Haydn and Hasse, but also by Antonio Maria Mazzoni and Marianna Martinez, a composer of Spanish descent who was widely connected to the Viennese music scene and, for a time, lived in the same noble house as Metastasio and Haydn at Grosse Michelstrasse. The young Mozart’s concert aria « Berenice » and Johann Christian Bach’s aria « Confusa, smarrita» from the composer’s lost pasticcio opera, Berenice, as well as Hasse’s Antigono overture complement the program.
Cherubini, Boisselot, Hérold
Karine Deshayes / Opera Fuoco