Guillaume Tourniaire, Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne, Opera Dijon Chorus
Les deux concerts prévus initialement place de la Libération ce samedi 18 septembre à 16h et 19h sont reportés le même jour à l’Auditorium à 20h, afin d’assurer un plus grand confort au public et aux artistes.
Opera as a whole throughout the brilliant 19th century, along with its culture of pleasure, kicks off the Dijon season with this irresistible panoply of arias, in which flamboyance and emotion dance an exhilarating pas de deux.
Whatever the contradictions of the “long 19th century”, between scientific progress and romantic enchantment, it was clearly an age of the European lyric stage. The literary finesse of Massenet, in the exploration of myths and legends; the scholarly and rhythmic vivacity of Bizet, who so fascinated Nietzsche; the effusive melancholy of Donizetti, who gave voice and song to the rocks and trees; the power of verist drama carried to new heights by Mascagni; the passionate universality captured by Puccini in homage to artistic life in La Bohême; the combat of Gounod with the metaphysical grandeur of Faust; the broad tragedy of the peerless Verdian drama … It is the universe itself concentrated on the stage, and as Balzac put it: “What an opera is the head of a man” !
Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne
Dijon opera Choir
Musical direction Guillaume Tourniaire
Soprano Angélique Boudeville
Tenor Yu Shao
Interventions by Delphine Ribémont-Lambert and Jonas Yajure*
*artists of the Dijon Opera Choir
Georges Bizet Carmen
Jules Massenet Le Cid, Werther
Charles Gounod Faust
Gaetano Donizetti L’Elisir d’amore
Giuseppe Verdi I Lombardi
Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana
Giacomo Puccini La Bohème