DAVID STERN

conductor

News

HANDEL/TELEMANN – WATER MUSIC – SYDNEY SYMPHONY

CANCELLED due to Covid19

April 1st & 2nd 2019

David Stern will make his debut in Australia with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In a festive program with Händel’s Water and Royal Fireworks music and Telemann rarely performed Wassermusik. The concert will sparkle in Sydney’s City Recital Hall

HANDEL – GIULIO CESARE – NDR RADIOPHILHARMONIKER

CANCELLED due to Covid19

May 1st 2020 – Großer Sendesaal des NDR Hannover

David Stern will conduct this concert version of Händel’s Giulio Cesare. Alongside a lavish cast of talented young singers from Opera Fuoco’s  former and present generations, Maestro Stern will give a fresh new vision of this baroque masterpiece.

Mozart – Les Noces de Figaro (Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt libretto)

May 13th 2020 – Salle Ravel , Levallois

The Marriage of Figaro by Beaumarchais was transformed by Mozart and his Italian librettist Da Ponte. Nevertheless, the original political intentions of the work were undermined by the imperial censure of Mozart’s Vienna. In Eric Emmanuel Schmitt’s revisited French text, he looks to revive the biting character of the original libretto without losing the beauty of the musical score. Excerpts of this new re-tanslation were performed in Paris’s Rive Gauche Theater in 2015 by Opera Fuoco and David Stern, who was intrigued by the subtle differences between Da Ponte and Schmitt. This performance will be a premiere of the integral Marriage de Figaro by Mozart and Eric Emmanuel Schmitt, reuniting the spirits of the 18th and 21st centuries.

Calendar

Season 2019/20

Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Händel and Telemann

Start date: 1st April 2020

End date: 2nd April 2020

Time: 20:00

Location: Sydney Opera House

2019/20

Händel – Water Music / Telemann – Wasser Music

NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover

Date: 1st May 2020

Time: 18:00

Location: Hannover, Großer Sendesaal des NDR

HÄNDEL – GIULIO CESARE IN EGITTO

Angélique Noldus – Alto (Cesare)
Sara Hershkowitz – Soprano (Cleopatra)
Anne-Lise Polchlopek – Alto (Cornelia)
Natalie Pérez – Mezzosoprano (Sesto)
Alexandre Artemenko – Baritone (Achillas)
Sophia Stern Mezzosoprano – (Nireno)

Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille

Start date: 17th June 2020

End date: 21st June 2020

Time: 16h00

Location: Opéra de Marseille

Henri Dutilleux – Symphony n°2

Johannes Brahms – Symphony n°4

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

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

Puccini – Turandot – Palm Beach opera – 25/01/2020

“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
David Fleshler

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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