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

Don Giovanni

In a production inspired by film noir and staged by Kristine McIntyre, Mozart’s  opera is a brilliant combination of stark human tragedy and touching human comedy. For Mozart and da Ponte, the seducer is amoral and yet sincere until his doom. Unrepentant, he refuses his last chance to atone in his final moments, and we are all mesmerized by his descent into hell.

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.  

 

Agenda

Season 2018/19

Don Giovanni Palm Beach Opera

Date: 22nd February 2019

Location: West Palm Beach, FL

2018/19

February 22, 2019
February 23, 2019
February 24, 2019

Kristine McIntyre, stage director

Die Fledermaus Palm Beach Opera

Date: 22nd March 2019

Location: West Palm Beach, FL

2018/19

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

2018/19

Opera Fuoco Production

Catherine Cohen, stage director

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

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

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

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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