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Fuoco Obbligato, founded by violinist Katharina Wolff in 2020, is a chamber ensemble combining Opera Fuoco’s young singers and its instrumental soloists. Whether interpreting arias from baroque opera, oratorio, the passions or Lied, the ensemble explores the subtle discourse between singer and chamber musician. The intertwining of vocal and instrumental “obbligato” lines, often representing a musical ego and alter-ego, is an expressive medium used by composers from the early 18th century onward. Fuoco Obbligato gives the company’s Young Artists Program an intimate performance platform to complement the masterclasses and full-scale opera productions. The ensemble is currently in residence at the Ecouen Castle - National Renaissance Museum and has played at the Monet Marmottan Museum in Paris and in numerous festivals in France; incoluding the Itinéraire Baroque festival and Bach en Combrailles.

“Spirited and playful presentation by David Stern and Katharina Wolff (with her bow): an intense and seductive multi-lingual program, beautifully structured and interpreted with inventiveness and aplomb…”