Petit Palais, Auditorium - March 14th 2020, 3.30 PM
Excerpts from operettas and operas by Offenbach, Gilbert & Sullivan and Friends . . ..
As the father of French comic opera, Offenbach was the figurehead of this new light style along with notable composures such as Charles Lecoq and Florimond Hervé and even the young George Bizet. On the other side of the channel, the librettist Gilbert and composer Sullivan were enthralling Londoners with their witty, genial scores that even today reflect a quintessentially « British » taste. Both of these mythical musical figures have transcended the centuries and and are still beloved today. For this Master class, David Stern and the members of Opera Fuoco’s young artist program under the guidance of the fabulous Dame Felicity Lott, explore the rich repertoires from both sides of the channel and delve into the subtleties and effervescence of this wonderful period.
Juliette Allen, Dania El Zein, Cyrielle Ndjiki-Nya, Alexia Macbeth, William Shelton, Marco Angioloni, Olivier Bergeron, Louis Roullier, Matthieu Walendzik, Adrien Fournaison.
Piano – Stéphane Petitjean