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    Le Concert d’Astrée

    Emmanuelle Haïm | direction
    Denis Comtet | choirmaster
    Emőke Baráth, Emmanuelle de Negri, Natalie Dessay, Sabine Devieilhe, Julie Fuchs, Patricia Petibon, Sandrine Piau, Lenneke Ruiten | sopranos
    Marie-Claude Chappuis, Isabelle Druet, Eva Zaïcik | mezzo-sopranos
    Tim Mead, Carlo Vistoli | countertenors
    Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, Mathias Vidal, Rolando Villazón | tenors
    Tassis Christoyannis, Jarrett Ott, Victor Sicard, Mikhail Timoshenko | baritones
    Laurent Naouri | bass-baritone 
    Nahuel Di Pierro, Andrea Mastroni | bass


    The 20th anniversary of Emmanuelle Haïm's Concert d'Astrée with a host of faithful artists.

    Emmanuelle Haïm
    Emmanuelle Haïm © Marianne Rosensthiel

    20 years of the Concert d'Astrée in music 
    Campra, Händel, Purcell, Rameau

    While the Lille Opera has been its official home for several years now, it is an understatement to say that the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées is the Parisian home of the Concert d'Astrée, founded in 2001, and its conductor Emmanuelle Haïm. We knew her when she was very young and already sporting her trademark feline hair when she was continuo conductor for William Christie's Les Arts Florissants. Since she has taken charge of her own ensemble, they have been present every season and have offered Parisian audiences some of the most beautiful pages of early music and Mozart. Let us judge, in concert or on stage: Handel's beauty (Apollo and Dafne, Dido, Dixit Dominus, Tamerlano, Theodora, Messiah, Orlando...), Monteverdi's precision work (Combat de Tancrède, Gala Monteverdi, which will be recorded for Arte, Retour d'Ulysse), a sumptuous Thésée by Lully, Mozart's charming works (Great Mass in C minor, The Marriage of Figaro, Mitridate, until the next Cosi in the spring of 2022) without forgetting Cherubini's Médée. Twenty years in which she was surrounded by faithful performers whose list is too long to mention. Many of them will be present this evening to celebrate this exceptional career, made up of both artistic excellence and friendship. This evening is being given in aid of the Brain Research Institute, a field that is particularly close to the heart of the conductor and her team.

    PRODUCTION Le Concert d’Astrée
    Concert Gala donné au bénéfice de l’Institut du Cerveau
    Le Crédit Mutuel Nord Europe supports the 20th anniversary of the Concert d'Astrée
    France Musique broadcasts this concert on the 14th of December 8pm 

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