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Euridice opéra séjours culturels
New York 8
Arrangement from Wednesday 30 November to Monday 5 December 2022, 4 nights 
The Hours - K. Puts, the 1, nouvelle production
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Phelim McDermott
Renée Fleming
American soprano Renée Fleming was born on February 14, 1959 in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Both of her parents are music teachers. Her vocal studies take place at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York in Potsdam. At that time, Renée Fleming, was divided between classical and jazz. She eventually decided on the lyrical art, which she continued to learn at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. Renée Fleming then studied in Europe, notably with Elisabeth Schwartzkopf, then returned to New York to the Juilliard School of Music. Her first major professional lyrical role took place at the Salzburg Land Theater in 1986, where she sang Konstanze in Mozart’s The Kidnapping. One of her favorite roles is the title role of Dvorak’s Rusalka. Her familiarity with Czech, a language spoken by her grandparents, gives her an ease with the text that few performers in the role can boast.
Renée Fleming,
Joyce DiDonato
Joyce DiDonato is an American opera singer in the vocal register mezzo-soprano. Born in Kansas in 1969, she studied at the Acadamy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and has sung at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and all the major world-class opera houses and festivals. DiDonato is one of the leading classical singers of her time. Her broad repertoire ranges from Handel, Mozart and Rossini to Richard Strauss and composers of contemporary operas. The mezzo-soprano first gained international attention in 1998 with her engagement as Angelina in ´La Cenerentola` by Rossini at the Teatro alla Scala. She is the recipient of major awards, such as the Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Solo in 2012. Away from the stage, DiDonato is involved in many social projects. Or as she puts it herself, ´Since the beginning of my unexpected career, I’ve been looking for ways to bring the transformative, healing power of music to as many people as possible - whether on stage, in prisons, refugee camps or in the classroom.`
Joyce DiDonato, John Holiday, William Burden
Metropolitan Opera
Aida - G. Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) wrote his “Aida” at a politically highly explosive time: Germany and France were on the brink of war (Franco-Prussian War 1870/71), which is why the premiere could not take place until a year later after the scheduled date: Because both the stage sets and the costumes were stuck in the Prussian occupied Paris. The opera had been commissioned by the Egyptian Viceroy Ismail Pasha. However, not, as often wrongly assumed, for the inauguration of the Suez Canal, but for the opening of the new opera house in Cairo in 1871. Aida shows the versatility of this exceptional Italian composer in its entirety: large-scale mass scenes and choruses are juxtaposed with equally intimate, chamber-play-like scenes that reveal a soul drama that is ingenious in every detail. In this respect, the work can certainly be interpreted as a turning point in Verdi’s oeuvre, as it not only focuses on the vocal parts, but also assigns a new and leading role to the orchestra. Verdi received the 150,000 gold francs demanded for his composition, probably the highest honorarium granted to a composer to date. In addition, he demanded his own trumpets for the famous Triumphal March, the so-called Aida trumpets, which had to be commissioned as a special production. Today "Aida" is one of the most successful of the great operas of the 19th century.
Aida - G. Verdi, the 2
Paolo Carignani - Sonja Frisell
Latonia Moore, Olesya Petrova, George Gagnidze, Brian Jagde, Christian van Horn, Alexandros Stavrakakis
Metropolitan Opera
Rigoletto - G. Verdi
As already in his Luisa Miller, Verdi’s eponymous figure Rigoletto is not a man of rank, but a representative of the people, in this case a malformed court jester. The composer devoted himself with the greatest care to the psychological shaping of his hero. This may have been due to the fact that the Venetian censorship had initially banned the opera for insulting majesty, and that it could only be performed on stage after numerous changes. Since the libretto was changed several times and the scenic structure was also shaken, the unity of the play had to be preserved and restored in other ways. Thus Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) transposed it into the personal, tragic conflict of the Rigoletto, which is decisive for the plot and the connection between the characters. The composer succeeded excellently in combining recitatives, arias and duets into a higher musical unity and in dissolving the old structure of the number opera. He himself even regarded his work as revolutionary. After the music had been criticized as too shallow and superficial by contemporaries, especially by followers of Richard Wagner, only Igor Stravinsky was able to overturn this verdict: He praised the ingenuity of the opera. Today, "Rigoletto" is part of the standard repertoire of every opera house, and the popular arias "La donna è mobile" or "Caro nome", which are extremely demanding to sing, are often performed in song recitals in isolation.
Rigoletto - G. Verdi, the 3
Speranza Scappucci - Bartlett Sher
Rosa Feola, Aigul Akhmetshina, Quinn Kelsey,
Benjamin Bernheim
Born in Paris in 1985, Benjamin Bernheim is a lyric tenor whose debut album was released by Deutsche Grammophon in 2019 and has since been followed by a second in 2022. Bernheim is considered an outstanding interpreter of the Italian and French repertoire. After completing his studies, he was accepted into the Zurich Opera Studio. In 2012 he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival, after which he also appeared at the Whitsun Festival in Salzburg. Striking stations in his burgeoning career included the Semperoper Dresden, the Zurich Opera House, the Vienna State Opera, the Royal Opera House and the Teatro alla Scala. In 2019, the young artist made his acclaimed role debut as Duca in “Rigoletto” at the Bavarian State Opera, after causing a sensation as Alfredo in a sensational production of “La Traviata” at the Opéra de Paris with his stage partner Pretty Yende as Violetta. Don’t miss this enchanting voice and make your own impression of this brilliant tenor to whom the future belongs!
Benjamin Bernheim, Andrea Mastroni
Metropolitan Opera
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Double room accommodation including breakfast.
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Car rental, entry tickets for museums and exhibitions, as well as a large choice of shows can be reserved as a supplement. A private guided discovery tour of the city can also be added.

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