Since live performances in China will still not be possible in 2022, the competition committee of the SISIVC has decided to name all six finalists as the 2020 competition Scholarship winners. I am very proud of the imaginative solution that the SISIVC has put in place in order to bring the 2020 competition to a […]
August 13th and 14th – 8:30 PM La Grange aux Pianos festival (Chassignolles, France) Opera Fuoco presents Puccini’s La Bohème in France at La Grange aux Pianos Festival on August 13th and 14th, 2022. Staged by Elsa Rooke, this festive production will feature the young talents of the Opera Fuoco Young Artists Program, all of […]
May 19th – 8 PM – Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Paris) This recital caters to Spyers’ exceptional range and features composers such as Mozart, Verdi and Lehar who knew to exploit the vast color palette of the barytenor for their most striking roles. Michael Spyers collaborates with David Stern and the Opera Fuoco Orchestra for this […]
DAVID STERN is much admired in the worlds of music and opera as an exceptional conductor, a creator of inspiring original projects, an educator of the singers of tomorrow and an outstanding musician. His multi-faceted career has three main pillars: symphonic music, opera, and education.
“Après une ouverture aux phrasés dramatiques à propos, contrastés sans exagération et agréablement élancés, grâce à la direction très engagée de David Stern Avec cette œuvre qui se finit bien, par ce chœur joyeux “Scenda Amor, scenda Imeneo” qui clame l’amour, la loyauté et le sacrifice, c’est un message d’espoir que Mozart veut transmettre et […]
“The American conductor [David Stern]… infuses an energy, or even more, a vital élan and a dramatic imagination at every moment.” Mehdi Mahdavi – Opéra Magazine n°180 – March 2022
“(…) And throughout Friday’s performance, the duets, trios and other ensemble numbers were a pleasure to hear, as the fine singers blended together with the well-drilled orchestra under chief conductor David Stern. (…) The orchestra gave vibrant support to the singers without overwhelming them. Focused, buoyant string playing and jewel-like touches in brass and winds […]