Die Fledermaus

Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus is a comedic series of mischief, intrigue, and revenge set at a lavish Viennese bal.  Palm Beach Opera’s Chief Conductor, David Stern, conducts this high-spirited comedy, directed by Artistic Director of Opera at Manhattan School of Music, Dona Vaughn.  


West Side Story

This American masterpiece with an iconic musical score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story is a unique blend of musical theater, opera and dance.


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.



Season 2018/19

Die Fledermaus Palm Beach Opera

Date: 22nd March 2019

Location: West Palm Beach, FL


March 22, 2019
March 23, 2019
March 24, 2019

Dona Vaughn, Director
Stephanie Blythe will sing Orlofsky

West Side Story – Bernstein 

Date: 30th March 2019

Location: La Barbacane, Beynes


Opera Fuoco Production

Catherine Cohen, stage director

Les Plaisirs de la Seine – French Baroque 

Date: 2nd April 2019

Location: Bibliothèque Marmottan, Boulogne


April 2, 2019
April 6, 2019

Opera Fuoco Masterclass with Karine Deshayes, guest coach


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.




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


« 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

Richard Löwenherz Telemann Festival

« Happily the Magdeburg Theater’s in-house orchestra, to which were added several members of the French ensemble Opera Fuoco (from which a good part of the singer soloists also came) delivered its goods. David Stern, director of the ensemble, who has been frequent guest with his musicians at the Elbe, assured a warm and lyrical-cantabile sound with several beautiful instrumental solos. This was far from given, considering that a few hours earlier, the renowned ensemble Concerto Köln…. »
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 2018


Berenice, che fai ?

`New release

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Cantates Romantiques

Cherubini, Boisselot, Hérold

Karine Deshayes  / Opera Fuoco

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Johann Christian Bach

Opera Fuoco / Zig-Zag Territoires / Outhere

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