Jean-Christophe Spinosi | direction
Marie-Nicole Lemieux | contralto
Philippe Jaroussky | countertenor
Florian Boesch | bass-baritone
Mohamed Abozekry | oud and song
Chœur de chambre Mélisme(s)
The Great Lyrical Karaoke presented by Jean-Christophe Spinosi for the 30th anniversary of his Ensemble Matheus.
And many other guests from the world of jazz, rap, song and dance
Great lyrical karaoke
Excerpts from operas by Handel, Rossini, Verdi, Mozart, Vivaldi, Monteverdi
Summer in Cairo, after Vivaldi
Songs by Brel, Aznavour, Mercury, Lennon...
Thirty years have already passed since he founded his Ensemble Matheus and yet Jean-Christophe Spinosi has retained his youthful appearance coupled with a more than communicative energy. We remember the time when this Corsican by birth, before he took up residence in Brest, was feverishly distributing his first recordings, of Vivaldi concertos. Vivaldi was for a long time his artistic thread and he offered many pieces in the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (including Fida ninfa, Griselda, Juditha, Gloria and Nisi dominus) before triumphing with Orlando furioso surrounded by two of his oldest accomplices, the contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux and the countertenor Philippe Jaroussky. There were also some great classics of the baroque repertoire (Handel's Messiah, Bach's Magnificat), Mozart (The Magic Flute, Così fan tutte, Coronation Mass) and above all Rossini, to which he brought vivacity and modernity, whether for L'italiana in Algeri or for Otello with Cecilia Bartoli. Always on the lookout for new places and new encounters, he likes to imagine concerts that combine classical music with other repertoires. The concert celebrating his ensemble's thirtieth anniversary will thus be an opportunity to rediscover some of the 'hits' of Vivaldi, Mozart and Rossini, as well as some classics from French and American music. Under the guise of a baroque violinist of his origins, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, with the complicity of his musicians, artist friends and surprise guests, has decided this evening to take us on a great "extra-ordinary" lyrical karaoke.
PRODUCTION Théâtre des Champs-Elysées