Saturday, July 13 / 8 p.m.
To hear Michael Spyres is to be transported to a golden age of singing long past, a time when the most prolific opera composers put themselves at the service of the most talented singers of the day. Berlioz and Offenbach, along with the Italian bel canto trio of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, would all find in Spyres, who is celebrated in European capitals like few of his contemporaries, one of, if not the most eloquent interpreters of their music today. For his Canadian debut, the American tenor offers a panorama of his incomparable talent, masterfully supported by the Orchestre and Chœur du Festival led by Corrado Rovaris.
ORCHESTRE ET CHŒUR DU FESTIVAL DE LANAUDIÈRE
Corrado ROVARIS, direction
Michael SPYRES, tenor
Francis CHOINIÈRE, choirmaster
Gioachino ROSSINI, La gazza ladra / Act 1: “Vieni fra queste braccia”
Vincenzo BELLINI, La Sonnambula: Act I: "Son Geloso del Zefiro Errante"
Hector BERLIOZ, La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: "Hungarian March"
Hector BERLIOZ, Les Troyens / Act 4: "O blonde Cérès"
Hector BERLIOZ, La Damnation de Faust: "Nature immense"
Ambroise THOMAS, Raymond: "Overture"
Gioachino ROSSINI, Guillaume Tell / Act 4: "Ne m'abandonne point...Asile héréditaire...Amis, secondez ma vengeance"
Adolphe ADAM, Le postillon de Lonjumeau: "Mes amis écoutez l'histoire"
Gioachino ROSSINI, La Cenerentola / Act 2: "Sì, ritrovarla io giuro"
Gioachino ROSSINI, La Gazza Ladra: "Overture"
Jacques OFFENBACH, Les Contes d'Hoffmann / Act 1: "Va pour Kleinzach!"
Robert WRIGHT, Kismet: "And this is my beloved"
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