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LYRIQUE-EN-MER

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE BELLE-ILE

Richard Cowan Fondateur • Philip Walsh Directeur artistique

25 July to 17 August 2018

Welcome to the Festival lyrique! Founded in 1998, we are looking forward to celebrating our 20th birthday season from 25 July to 17 August 2018, full details of which will be announced here soon.

Meanwhile, we share with you a few souvenirs of our wonderful 2017 season, which included vibrant performances of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, as well as the Mozart Requiem, Vivaldi Gloria, Opera Scenes performed by our excellent troupe of young artists, Cabaret evenings, and recitals.

Come back and visit our site again soon for an update on next year's festivities!

Philip Walsh, artistic director
and the Festival Board of Directors

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Programme


OPENING CONCERT “Ad libitum”

Jazmin Black Grollemund - soprano
Adéline Le Mer - soprano
Valerie Nelson - alto
Tyler Nelson - tenor
Jonathan Beyer - baritone
Emilio Marcucci - baritone
Tyler Simpson - bass-baritone
David Jackson, Joel Harder - piano

1 August at 8:30pm – Salle Arletty

Programme

GLORIA – VIVALDI, REQUIEM - MOZART

Jazmin Black Grollemund - soprano
Valerie Nelson - alto
Tyler Nelson - tenor
Tyler Simpson - bass-baritone
The Young Artists • The Festival Choir • The Festival Orchestra
David Jackson, Philip Walsh - conductor

2 and 18 August at 8:30pm – Eglise de Locmaria
5 August at 8:30pm – Eglise de Bangor
12 August at 8:30pm – Eglise de Palais

RÉCITAL JEUNES TALENTS

The young artists

3 August at 7:30pm – Salle Polyvalente de Bangor

Programme

L’ELISIR D’AMORE – DONIZETTI

Adéline Le Mer - Adina
Tyler Nelson - Nemorino
Jonathan Beyer – Belcore
Emilio Marcucci - Dulcamara
The Young Artists • The Festival Orchestra
Philip Walsh - conductor
Denise Mulholland - director
Marlis Senoner - lighting

7, 10, 13 and 16 August at 8:00pm – Salle Arletty

OPERA SCENES

“Loves me, loves me not”

The Young Artists
David Jackson - conductor/piano
Debi Wong - director

8 August at 8:30pm – Salle Arletty

CABARET EVENING

“Lyrique-en- Jazz”

Jazmin Black Grollemund - soprano
Adéline Le Mer - soprano
Valerie Nelson - alto
Tyler Nelson - tenor
Jonathan Beyer - baritone
Tyler Simpson - bass-baritone
Philip Walsh - piano

9 and 17 August at 9:30pm – Salle Arletty

Programme

ORCHESTRA CONCERT

“Les nuits d’été”

A midsummer night’s dream (overture) – Mendelssohn
Les nuits d’été – Berlioz
Symphony No. 8 “Le soir” – Haydn
Jazmin Black Grollemund - soprano
The Festival Orchestra
Philip Walsh - conductor

14 August at 8:30pm – Citadelle Vauban

Administration Dear friends of the Festival lyrique,

“You say you're a singer, so sing!”. Richard Cowan sang an air of Scarpia from Tosca to Madame Larquetoux and the Festival was born. Who would have dared to think in August 1998 after two wonderful concerts in the Arsenal of the Citadelle Vauban that in 2018 the adventure would continue!

Tosca, which some 20 years ago was the “opening” of the Festival Lyrique de Belle-Ile, soon re-christened Lyrique-en-mer, is the opera chosen this summer by Philip Walsh our artistic director, Richard Cowan’s music director for 15 years.

The year 2018 began with our beautiful New Year’s Concert in the church at Sauzon on January 1st. In a programme of baroque arias and Christmas carols Louise Pingeot, Nemanja Ljubinkovic and Philip Walsh delighted an audience that responded to our invitation, while the storm Carmen blew outside.

We take this as a favourable omen for this 20th anniversary, that on this first day of the year, when the elements bearing the name of one of the most tempestuous operatic heroines were unleashed, our audience nevertheless came out in droves.

Before the updated information on our summer season arrives, please do book the date of our Spring Concert on Sunday, 29 April!

Marie-Françoise Morvan, president
and the Board of Directors

The Festival Board

 
President Marie-Françoise Morvan
Vice-President/Secretary Dominique Dechet
Treasurer Régine Roué
Assistant treasurer Maryvonne Le Gac
Assistant secretary,
choir representative,
and coordinator of volunteers
Catherine Danielo
 

Contact

dominique.dechet@gmail.com 06 85 17 29 97


Administration