Love scenes in the Italian opera
An evening of the greatest arias by Bellini, Puccini, Donizetti and Verdi
Musée Jacquemart-André Paris
May 12, 2023 at 8:30 PM
price 205 €.
Your evening :
Opening of the doors at 20.00
Concerts a few meters from the artists
Entracte with champagne Leclerc Briant
Private visit of the 19th century flats with their furniture and master paintings
End of the evening at 22:30
The Programme :
Donizetti / Elisir d’amore
“Come Paride vezzoso”
“Caro elisir” – “In guerra ed in amore”
“Una furtiva lagrima”
Bellini / Norma
“Deh non volerli vittime”
Puccini / La Bohème
“Si. Mi chiamano Mimì”
“O soave fanciulla”
“In un coupé… O Mimi tu più non torni”
Verdi / Rigoletto
Ouverture”Questa o quella”
The Artistss :
Soprano Armelle Khourdoïan studied at the CNSMDP and the CRR of Marseille before joining the Atelier Lyrique of the Paris Opera. In 2016, she was engaged at La Scala Milan in Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les Sortilèges” and sang Love and Clarine (Platée, Rameau) in Laurent Pelly and Marc Minkowski’s famous production at the Palais Garnier.
She recorded the disc “Rameau chez Madame de Pompadour” with the ensemble Les Folies françoises. Armelle is a guest at many festivals and France 3 viewers have seen her several times at the Chorégies d’Orange in “Musiques en fête”, presented by Alain Duault. In opera or in concert, she sings at the Philharmonie de Paris, at the Auditorium de Radio France with the NFB, at the Théâtre du Châtelet, at the Opéra de Lille, and at the Opéra-Comique… alongside Laurent Korcia, Emmanuelle Haïm, Michel Portal, Ruggero Raimondi or even Charles Aznavour.
Thomas Ricart discovered singing at the Maîtrise Saint-Louis de Gonzague in Paris. The tenor discovered the great works of the choral repertoire and participated in several tours in Europe. After completing his business studies at ESSEC in 2016, he joined the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris to devote himself entirely to music.
There he received valuable advice from Alain Altinoglu, Anne Le Bozec, Bruno Mantovani, Hervé Niquet and Sabine Vatin. His repertoire includes roles as diverse as Gernando in Haydn’s L’isola disabitata and the Prologue in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. He will soon take on the solo tenor part in Bach’s Matthäus-Passion under the direction of Xavier Ricour. Thomas is also happy to devote himself to the melody repertoire, which he explores with his partner, the pianist Katia Weimann. Thomas Ricart is supported by the Porosus Foundation.
A graduate of the CRD in Pantin and the Schola Cantorum, where he was taught by Nadine Denize, Benoît Gadel began his career with bass roles such as Colline (La Bohème, Puccini), Zuniga (Carmen, Bizet) or Ramfis (Aida, Verdi). His ease in the upper register enabled him to gradually move towards the baritone repertoire. He sang Escamillo in Carmen, Don Giovanni, Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte). With the characters of Rossini, Verdi and Ravel, Benoît also illustrates himself in the baroque repertoire of Purcell, Monteverdi and John Blow and makes some forays into operetta. In concert, he is regularly invited to perform the sacred works of Bach and Mozart, but also Charpentier, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Dvořák and Brahms. Upcoming roles for the baritone include Giorgio Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata, Zurga in Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles and Silvio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.
Yuko Osawa began playing the piano at the age of two. Fond of philosophy and literature, she studied aesthetics at the University of Tokyo, then obtained a master’s degree in piano solo at the Musashino Academia Musicae. After 5 years of musical activity in Japan, her passion for the vocal repertoire, especially French, led her to France to pursue her career. After a period at the International Summer Academy in Nice, she moved to Paris to pursue an accompanist course at the École Normale de Musique. With her diploma in hand, she participated in numerous artistic projects and devoted herself fully to accompanying singers. In 2019, she was an assistant singing conductor with Didier Henry. She was also invited by the Royaumont Rossini Foundation for training sessions on Rossini in 2019 and Massenet in 2020. In addition, Yuko is a member of the Stein-lein-chen company where she contributes to the creation and touring of lyrical performances.