Franco Fagioli, Chiara Skerath, Lawrence Zazzo & Delphine Galou Highlight Festival de Beaune 2021By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credits: © Julian Laidig / © Capucine de Chocqueuse / Justin Hyer / Giulia Papetti)
The Festival international d’Opéra Baroque & Romantique Beaune has announced its 2021 program, consisting of seven operas and oratorios, and four recitals.
The festival will take place from July 9 until July 31, 2021.
Operas & Oratorios
Mozart‘s rarely performed operatic masterwork “Lucio Silla” will spotlight Franco Fagioli, Alessandro Liberatore, Olga Pudova, Chiara Skerath, and Ilse Eerens. Laurence Equilbey will conduct the production by Rita Cosentino.
Performance date: July 9, 2021
Next in the line is the concert performance of Bach’s “Magnificat” BWV 243 and Vivaldi’s “Gloria” RV 589. The showcase will feature Marlène Assayag, Emily Rose, Benedetta Mazzucato, Zachary Wilder, and Jean-Jacques L’Anthoen. Jean-Christophe Spinosi will conduct the Choeur Melismes and Orchestre Matheus.
Performance date: July 10, 2021
Händel‘s opera “L’Allegro, il penseroso ed il Moderato” will feature Rachel Redmond, Rory Carver, and Sreten Manojlovic. Baroque specialist William Christie will conduct Choeur and Orchestre Les Arts Florissants.
Performance date: July 16, 2021
Next up is Händel‘s “Semele.” The opera will star Ana Maria Labin, Matthew Newlin, Dara Savinova, Chiara Skerath, Lawrence Zazzo, and Andreas Wolf. Leonardo Garcia Alarcon will conduct Choeur de Namur and Millenium Orchestra.
Performance date: July 17, 2021
Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” will spotlight Matthew Newlin, Mari Eriksmoen, Sarah Traubel, Riccardo Novaro, Elena Galitskaya, Luigi De Donato, Maxime Melnik, Gwendoline Blondeel, Florence Losseau, Mélodie Ruvio, and Guilhem Worms. Jérémie Rhorer conducts Choeur de Namur and Orchestre Le Cercle de L’Harmonie.
Performance date: July 23, 2021
Monteverdi‘s “Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria” will showcase Valerio Contaldo, Anthea Pichanick, Matthias Vidal, Ayako Yukawa, Jörg Schneider, Marie Perbost, Luigi De Donato, Ambroisine Bré, Cyril Auvity, Pierre-Antoine Chaumien, Fabien Hyon, and Filippo Mineccia. Stéphane Fuget conducts Orchestre Les Epopées.
Performance date: July 24, 2021
Händel‘s oratorio “Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno” will close the festival. The work will star Ana Maria Labin, Emmanuelle de Negri, Delphine Galou, and Valerio Contaldo. Ottavio Dantone conducts Orchestre Academia Bizantina.
Performance date: July 31, 2021
Swiss soprano Chiara Skerath will give a recital featuring works by Mozart, Gluck, Bizet, Haydn, and Hasse. Antoine Palloc will be at the piano.
Performance date: July 11, 2021
Counter-tenor Paul-Antoine Bénos will perform works by Händel, Vivaldi, and Purcell, among others. Stéphane Fuget conducts Ensembles Les Epopées.
Performance date: July 18, 2021
Soprano Mari Eriksmoen will perform works by Händel and Mozart. Antoine Palloc will be at the piano.
Performance date: July 25, 2021
Countertenor Andreas Scholl will perform a program entitled “Neapolitan arias and cantatas from 17th and 18th Centuries,” including works by Händel, Scarlatti and Porpora. Dorothee Oberlinger will conduct.
Performance date: July 30, 2021