Karine Deshayes & Delphine Haidan Lead Recital Livestream From Opéra de Vichy

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credits: © Aymeric Giraudel / Seattle Symphony official website)

Mezzo-sopranos Karine Deshayes and Delphine Haidan will give a recital at Opéra de Vichy on Feb. 19, 2021.

The program for the concert includes the works by Adolpha Le Beau, Brahms, Strauss, Gounod, Delibes, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, and Rossini. Due to the French government’s COVID-19 regulations, the concert will be held without live audiences. The two mezzo-sopranos will be accompanied by pianist Johan Farjot.

Karine Deshayes recently performed the role of Marguerite in concert performances of Berlioz’s “La Damnation de Faust” at Philharmonie de Paris; the role of Angelina in Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” at L’Opéra Royal de Wallonie – Liège; and the role of Adalgisa in Bellini’s “Norma” at the Théâtre du Capitole. The mezzo-soprano is scheduled to return to the stage for a run of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” at the Théâtre du Capitole in April 2021, before taking on the role of Selika in Meyerbeer’s operatic rarity “L’Africaine” (Vasco de Gama) at the Opéra de Marseille in June 2021.

Delphine Haidan recently interpreted the role of Marta in Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta,” and the role of Hippolyta in Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Opéra de Tours, among others.

The live stream will be available for viewing on Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. CET on Opéra de Vichy’s official website and the company’s Facebook channel.