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LE FESTIVAL LYRIQUE INTERNATIONAL DE

BELLE-ILE EN MER

Fondateur Richard Cowan • Directeur Philip Walsh

1 to 18 August 2017

Festival 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Festival lyrique

The theme of love abounds through this summer’s festival, with Donizetti’s charming L’Elisir d’amore taking centre-stage, and an evening of opera scenes presented by our young artists, on the theme of “Loves me, loves me not”. The season opens on 1 August at 8:30pm with a special “Ad libitum” concert with arias and duos of love given by our principal artists at the Salle Arletty.

In addition Belle-Ile’s Festival Choir performs Mozart’s Requiem and Vivaldi’s Gloria in the island’s churches, while our fine orchestra presents an evening of works inspired by summer nights, with works by Mendelssohn, Berlioz and Haydn in the magical setting of the Citadelle Vauban. And back by popular demand our principal artists plan to let their hair down once again for an evening of cabaret - Lyrique en Jazz.

Our twentieth season continues the great traditions established by our founder Richard Cowan, and we hope that you will join the festival family once more for this summer of love!

Philip Walsh, artistic director

Programme



OPENING CONCERT “Ad libitum”

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

1 August at 8:30pm – Salle Arletty

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

L’ELISIR D’AMORE – DONIZETTI

Adéline Le Mer - Adina
Tyler Nelson - Nemorino
Jonathan Beyer – Belcore
Brandon Cedel - 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
Brandon Cedel - bass-baritone
Philip Walsh - piano

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

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

Calender and Tickets


Tuesday
1 August
8:30pm OPENING CONCERT
« Ad libitum »
Salle Arletty
Tickets : 25 € (15 € residents)
Wednesday
2 August
8:30pm GLORIA – VIVALDI
REQUIEM – MOZART

Église de Locmaria
Tickets : 22 € (15 € residents)
Thursday
3 August
7:30pm RÉCITAL JEUNES TALENTS
Salle Polyvalente de Bangor
Tickets : 12 €
Saturday
5 August
8:30pm GLORIA – VIVALDI
REQUIEM – MOZART

Église de Bangor
Tickets : 22 € (15 € residents)
Monday
7 August
8:00pm L’ELISIR D’AMORE – DONIZETTI
Salle Arletty
Tickets : 35 € (20 € residents)
Tuesday
8 August
8:30pm OPERA SCENES
“Loves me, loves me not”

Salle Arletty
Tickets : 25 € (15 € residents)
Wednesday
9 August
9:30pm CABARET EVENING
“Lyrique en Jazz”

Salle Arletty
Tickets : 25 € (15 € residents)
Thursday
10 August
8:00pm L’ELISIR D’AMORE – DONIZETTI
Salle Arletty
Tickets : 35 € (20 € residents)
Saturday
12 August
8:30pm GLORIA - VIVALDI
REQUIEM - MOZART

Église de Palais
Tickets : 22 € (15 € residents)
Sunday
13 August
8:00pm L’ELISIR D’AMORE – DONIZETTI
Salle Arletty
Tickets : 35 € (20 € residents)
Monday
14 August
8:30pm CONCERT D’ORCHESTRE
« Les nuits d’été »

Citadelle Vauban
Tickets : 27 € (15 € residents)
Wednesday
16 August
8:00pm L’ELISIR D’AMORE – DONIZETTI
Salle Arletty
Tickets : 35 € (20 € residents)
Thursday
17 August
9:30pm CABARET EVENING
« Lyrique en Jazz »

Salle Arletty
Tickets : 25 € (15 € residents)
Friday
18 August
8:30pm GLORIA - VIVALDI
REQUIEM - MOZART

Église de Locmaria
Tickets : 22 € (15 € residents)

Tickets will be on sale on line via our site, and at the Office de tourisme from 8 May. Click here.


The tickets can be collected from the Office de tourisme, or at the latest at the door on the evening of the concert.

Dear friends,

To our long-standing supporters or new spectators curious about our 2017 programme: welcome to this new season of the Festival lyrique international de Belle-île !

In keeping with the spirit of its founder the American bass-baritone Richard Cowan who died at the end of 2015, Philip Walsh, the musical co-creator of the Festival took charge in 2016 for a season whose artistic success was unanimously praised.

Continuing in this spirit, Philip Walsh is proposing a programme between 1st and 18th August 2017 centred around Donizetti's L'Elisir d'amore, Mozart's Requiem and Vivaldi's Gloria. I am certain that we will enjoy great moments of pleasure while continuing with the development of our young talents: combining a "lyrique" event with training and pedagogy was one of Richard Cowan's dreams.

A destination for artists of all nationalities, Belle-île en Mer has hosted the Festival lyrique for almost twenty years, and has been witness to a lively alliance of everything that contributes to its lasting quality. Here everyone - professional artists, amateur singers, communities, donors, volunteers, the public, sponsors, technicians - is a player in its achievement and in its future.

A new board of directors formed at the beginning of the year has committed itself to ensuring the continuity of this adventure, which is linked to the cultural life of the island and the region, as well as nationally and internationally.

For nearly twenty years Belle-île en Mer offers an exceptional setting for musical and vocal quality. In the intimacy of the island and the Festival lyrique, song and music take on a particular intensity, connecting audience with performer.

We saw many of you at the Concert de Printemps on Sunday April 16th, which gave you a foretaste of the summer season awaiting you between August 1st and 18th 2017!

Yours,

Marie-Françoise Morvan

The Festival Board

 
President Marie-Françoise Morvan
Vice-President/Secretary Dominique Dechet
Treasurer Marc Lebegue
Assistant treasurer Régine Roué
Board members Catherine Danielo
Maryvonne Le Gac