DAVID STERN

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Die Stumme Serenade

Investigations, conspiracies, seduction and scandals make up the fabric of Die Stumme Serenade (The Silent Serenade). In this miniature masterpiece, composed in 1946, Erich Korngold combines elements of jazz, film music and the Viennese operetta tradition.

 

Die Goldene Kale

David Stern and Opera Fuoco’s young artists travel to Sweden with this quintessential 1923 Yiddish operetta, “Die Goldene Kale,” featuring music by Joseph Rumshinsky, lyrics by Louis Gilrod and a libretto by Frieda Freiman.

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

Agenda

Season 2018/19

Korngold, Die Stumme Serenade

Date: 11th May 2019

Location: Salle Ravel, Levallois

2018/19

Die Stumme Serenade – Opera by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Libretto by Victor Clement
Premiered in Dortmund in 1954

Olivier Dhénin, stage director

Golden Bride – Rumshinsky

Date: 19th May 2019

Time: 15h00

Location: Örebro Concert Hall

2018/19

Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Young Singers Opera Fuoco

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.

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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