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    Elsa Dreisig | soprano
    Philippe Jaroussky | countertenor
    Stéphane Degout | baritone
    Quatuor Modigliani
    Nikola Nikolov
    | violin
    Heloïse Luzzati, Xavier Philips | cello
    Mathilde Caldérini, Anastasie Lefebvre de Rieux | flute
    Laurianne Corneille, Marie-Josèphe Jude, Romain Louveau, Célia Oneto Bensaid | piano


    A symbolic date to celebrate women composers through the centuries.

    Une histoire de la musique au féminin

    Rita Strohl (1865-1941)
    « Bilitis », « La Flûte de Pan », « La Chevelure », « La nuit » excerpts from Bilitis, poem in 12 songs, excerpts from Chansons de Bilitis by Pierre Louÿs (Elsa Dreisig, Romain Louveau)
    « Un fantôme », « Spleen », « Obsession », excerpts from Six Poésies based on Baudelaire's poems op. 20  (Stéphane Degout, Romain Louveau)
    Lise Borel (born in 1993)
    Cinq Prières de feu, Melodies based on Alicia Gallienne's poems (Philippe Jaroussky, Laurianne Corneille)
    Pauline Viardot (1821-1910)
    « La Nuit » for soprano, violin, cello, piano  (Elsa Dreisig, Nikola Nikolov, Héloïse Luzzati et Célia Oneto Bensaid)
    « Die Sterne » for soprano, cello, piano (Elsa Dreisig, Héloïse Luzzati et Célia Oneto Bensaid)
    Charlotte Sohy (1887-1955)
    Trio op. 24 (Nikola Nikolov, Xavier Phillips, Célia Oneto Bensaid)
    Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983)
    Fantaisie for string quartet and piano (Quatuor Modigliani, Marie-Josèphe Jude)
    Mel Bonis (1858-1937)
    Fantaisie - Septet op. 72 (Quatuor Modigliani, Mathilde Caldérini, Anastasie Lefebvre de Rieux, Marie-Josèphe Jude)

    If playing a musical instrument was part of the education of every young girl from a good family, a career as an instrumentalist and/or composer was once "out of the ordinary". The women composers featured in this evening's concert have all had extraordinary fates. What unites them is above all a strong personality and an undeniable talent for which they often had to fight to have it recognised. Several of them were helped and encouraged by their family environment, but not all. If Pauline Viardot (1821-1910) benefited from the aura of her tenor father and above all from her famous sister La Malibran, others, like Mel Bonis (1858-1937), had to face many steep paths before finding recognition from their peers. Many of the works performed this evening will be new discoveries, but it is important to bring them to light. Whether through melodies or chamber pieces, these ladies of the past will be honoured this evening by singers and instrumentalists determined to put them back in the spotlight.

    COPRODUCTION Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Festival « Un temps pour Elles »