Phèdre : « Quand mon amour
 serait sans crime,
En serait-il moins sans espoir ? »
Hippolyte et Aricie, acte I, scène 8 {Rameau}
photo : Laurent Lagarde, Ville de Limoges, 2013, La Voix humaine, Opéra Théâtre de Limoges

 

Opera Fuoco

Opera Fuoco

In 2014, Opera Fuoco will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Since its creation by David Stern, Opera Fuoco has been dedicated to the perfomance of operatic repertoire of the 18th to 19th centuries. It combines a distinctive ensemble, featuring some of the best instrumentalists performing on period instruments, and an intimate, yet high-profile opera studio. 

Opera Fuoco’s Atelier Lyrique was created in 2008 and is now the pillar of the ensemble’s activities. Stern devotes himself, with the help of his musical team, to working with young professional vocalists, offering large-scale opera productions, concerts, regular collaboration with well-known coaches and performers, and a series of regular vocal recitals, most notably in residence at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris. Opera Fuoco’s productions have taken the studio singers to such prestigious halls as the Théatre des Champs Elysees, the Cité de la Musique, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Lucerne and Evian Festivals, the Lufthansa Festival in London, the Hong Kong Philharmonic as well as the opera houses of Metz, Rouen, Reims, Orleans, and La Rochelle. Opera Fuoco has collaborated with an impressive list of vocal stars including, notably Karine Deshayes, Anne Hallenberg , Danielle DeNiese, Paul Agnew, Markus Werber, Vivica Genaux, Lisa Larsson and Guillemette Laurens. In seeking to interpret well-known repertoire as well as relatively unknown vocal works, Opera Fuoco has recently recorded Johann Christian Bach’s newly discovered opera Zanaida for the Zig-Zag label and 2014 will see the release of Les Cantates Romantiques with Karine Deshayes.

Among the major successes of our company’s past few seasons, the staged production and re-premiere of the opera Zanaida by JC Bach, originally mounted in Leipzig, Germany travelled o many Europeans capitals from 2011 to 2013. Cosi Fanciulli, a new opera commissioned by Opera Fuoco was the primary focus of our 2014 season, and had many performances in the St. Quentin and Champs-Elysees theaters in Paris. The concert performance of Elisir d’Amore by Donizetti in January 2015 was the perfect example of the enduring strength of our opera studio, showing off some of our singer laureates in the opera’s leading roles and furthering their careers by engaging them to perform with full orchestra on one of France’s national stages.

Opera Fuoco has gained even more international exposure by performing two operas at the opening of the first Shanghai International Baroque Festival in December 2014, Dido and Aeneas by Purcell and Handel’s Giulio Cesare, as well as Handel’s Alcina in December 2015. The company has also returned to Germany’s International Telemann Festival after a first acclaimed production of Orfeus in 2010. This year’s co-production between Opera Fuoco, the Telemann Zentrum and the Magdeburg Theater saw a revival of Telemann’s comic opera Damon with a staging by Aron Stiehl, one of Germany’s up and coming opera stage-directors.


Address

12 rue Pierre et Marie Curie
75005 Paris

Telephone

01 53 11 08 99

General information

  • LEGAL STATUS :

    Association

  • MANAGEMENT :

    Président: Philippe Billot 
    Directeur général: David Stern 
    Directrice de l'Administration et des Finances: Hélène Gajan 

  • BUDGET :
  • 485 000 €
  • EMPLOYMENT (FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT) :
  • 2

History

  • YEAR OF OPENING CEREMONY :
  • 2003