October 17th 2019 – Beijing Music Festival / Forbidden City Concert hall
December 6th, 7th & 8th 2019 – Palm Beach Opera
Ending 2019, David Stern will conduct Humperdinck’s masterpiece in the Delray Beach’s Crest Theatre starring Palm Beach Opera’s Benenson Young Artists and Apprentice Artists. This production sung in English will have three performances on December 6, 7 and 8th.
December 12th 2019 – Shanghai Symphony Hall – Recital Hall
David Stern will collaborate with China’s first baroque ensemble, the Shanghai Camerata, founded by Menglin Gao, and a trio of excellent chinese singers, Lei Xu, Yajie Zhang and Meili Li. The program will consist of two of the main composers who followed Monteverdi, Antonio Cesti and Francesco Cavalli. Their compositions take the traditions of the early 17th century and transform them into a more lively form of opera. The subjects are often sensual and comic and were considered more contemporary to their public.
Date: 17th October 2019
Location: Forbidden City Concert Hall
OPERA FUOCO Young Artist Program
Start date: 6th December 2019
End date: 8th December 2019
Time: 6/12 - 19h // 7/12 - 17h // 8/12 - 14h
Location: Delray Beach Crest's Theatre
Date: 12th December 2019
Arias and sinfonias from Antonio Cesti and Francesco Cavalli’s operas
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.
“A society without music loses its oxygen”
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“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
`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
Johann Christian Bach
Opera Fuoco / Zig-Zag Territoires / Outhere