Orchestre de chambre de Paris

Speranza Scappucci | direction
Xavier de Maistre | harp

Speranza Scappucci and harpist Xavier de Maistre take us off the beaten track for a programme of Mercadante, Boieldieu and Cherubini.

Speranza Scappucci
Speranza Scappucci © Dario Acosta
Xavier de Maistre
Xavier de Maistre © Jean-Baptiste Millot


Mercadante  Sinfonia extracted from I due Figaro
Boieldieu  Concerto for harp
Cherubini  Symphony in D major


For this stellar evening on the borders of France and Italy at the cusp of the 18th and 19th centuries, we experience the surprising rediscovery of I due Figaro by Mercadante – a score from 1835 uncovered in 2009 by musicologists – the only symphony by Cherubini, under the influence of Haydn, and the famous Concerto for harp by the composer of La Dame blanche, an iconic work of late 18th century classical elegance. These works will enjoy the benefit of two peerless guides: Italian conductor Speranza Scappucci, who made her debut at La Scala Milan in 2022, and Xavier de Maistre, the first French musician to join the ranks of the Vienna Philharmonic, who has made it his mission to place his instrument centre-stage.

Production Orchestre de chambre de Paris


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