Eugenia Forteza & The Baltic Breeze Ensemble to Perform in Paris

By Afton Wooten
(Credit: Jessica Osber)

Mezzo-soprano Eugenia Forteza and the Baltic Breeze Ensemble are set to present an end-of-year concert at Artivistas in Paris on Dec. 16, 2023.

The showcase will feature works of tango, opera, classical music and Broadway. Featured composers include Piazzolla, Offenbach, Tailleferre, Gardel, Delfino, Piaf, and Bernstein.

The Franco-Argentinian mezzo recently made her Carnegie Hall debut, lending her voice to the Ana Gelovani Foundation, in its inaugural gala concert in NYC. She also performed at the Seton Hall Classical Concert Series in a performance of “Cavalleria Rusticana.” In the past season, Forteza also made her international debut in the title role of the Singapore premiere of Britten’s “The Rape of Lucretia,” directed by Stefanos Rassios for The Opera People and featuring Wayfarer Sinfonietta, conducted by Boon Hua Lien.

The Baltic Breeze Ensemble is made up of Estonian violinist Mirjam Laaneots, Estonian cellist Loo Akukask, and Franco-Brazilian pianist Samuel Bezerra. The ensemble regularly performs repertoire including works by French, South American and Estonian composers such as Arvo Pärt, Germaine Tailleferre, Darius Milhaud, Astor Piazzolla and Villa-Lobos.

Artivistas, which opened its doors in May 2023, is a Latin American graphic art gallery, highlighting the Latino DNA in France, through art exhibitions, workshops, concerts, and conferences.