September 8th 2021
The Centre Européen de Musique and the Opéra-Comique propose "A Journey with Pauline Viardot" on next Wednesday, October 6. This major event, organized in this year of commemorations marking the bicentenary of her birth, will gather international artists, including Dame Felicity Lott, Renaud Capuçon, Michel Dalberto, Nathanaël Gouin and the European Union Youth Orchestra(EUYO). Check out the program and book your seats.
This highlight of the national and European commemoration of the bicentenary of the birth of the great composer will begin with a fascinating conference that will take place in the Salle Bizet at the Opéra-Comique from 10 am to 1 pm. Moderated by Agnès Terrier, dramaturge of the Opéra-Comique, it will be animated by Amy Kyle, Florence Launay, Rosalba Agresta and Nicolas Žekulin. The conference will also be livestreamed.
Book your free seat for the conference here (limited seating)
From 3pm to 6pm, in the prestigious setting of the Salle Favart, the great classical soprano singer, Dame Felicity Lott, will lead a master class.
Book your free seat here (limited seats)
The Salle Favart will host Dame Felicity Lott's master class and the tribute concert to Pauline Viardot (Photo credits Opéra-Comique)
A tribute concert, gathering artists from 11 countries, will close the day from 8 pm. Pauline Viardot's melodies will be performed. Many musicians will pay tribute to Pauline who is also the tutelary figure of the CEM: Dame Felicity Lott, soprano, Natalia Labourdette, soprano (Spain), Helena Ressureição, mezzosoprano (Portugal), Léa Sarfati, soprano (France/Israel), Maria Kalinine, mezzosoprano (France/Russia), Marine Fribourg, mezzosoprano, Renaud Capuçon, violinist, Michel Dalberto, pianist, Christine Fonlupt, pianist, Nathanaël Gouin, pianist, Flore Merlin, pianist and Francisco Soriano, pianist (Spain)
The event will also feature the special performance of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO): Lucía Barrero, violin (Spain), Sophie Williams, violin (United Kingdom), Katarina Kralj, violin (Slovenia), Wiktoria Dettlaff, violin (Poland), Olivia Høilund-Carlsen Ruud, violin (Denmark), Cristina Cazac, violin (Italy), Karolina Pancernaite, piano (Lithuania).
How to get there:
Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique : place Boieldieu, Paris 2e