The Opera Company Opera Fuoco
David Stern's musical leadership is spread across three continents. Whether conducting a romantic opera, a baroque oratorio or a classical symphony, teaching vocal master classes or defending cultural activities, David Stern keeps his musicians, students and audiences riveted by sharing his strong musical convictions and his belief that music is relevant and indeed essential in today's world. He is the founder and director of Opera Fuoco, the Paris-based international opera company and young artist program dedicated to lyric repertoire from the mid- 18th century to the present, chief conductor of the Palm Beach Opera in Florida, artistic adviser and chief conductor of the Shanghai Baroque Festival and director of the newly founded Heifetz Baroque Program in Staunton Virginia. Since 2016 he has been the co-chair of the jury of the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition.
Opera Fuoco, the Paris-based international opera company is dedicated to lyric repertoire from the mid- 18th century to the present. Founded and directed by American conductor David Stern in 2003, Opera Fuoco combines an ambitious young artist program and international performance season with one of the most versatile instrumental ensembles in Paris. Its growing world-wide reputation as a launchpad for young singers has made it one of the most sought-after young artist programs in France.
2019 - 2020 SEASON
Haydn – Berenice, che fai ? – Lea Desandre – Opera Fuoco (CD -Aparté 2017)
Telemann – Damon – « Meiner saufzer stilles quälen » – Jennifer Courcier (Magdeburg 2016)
Händel – Alcina – Ouverture (Shanghai 2015)
Donizetti – Elisir d’Amore – Finale – Vannina Santoni (Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines 2015)