Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Mikko Franck, Music Director Heir of the first Philharmonic Orchestra founded in the 1930s by the French radio, the orchestra was re-established in the middle of the 1970s at the instigation of Pierre Boulez, who criticized the rigidity of the traditional symphony orchestras. L’Orchestre Philharmonique can therefore cover a vast repertoire from the 18th century up until our time, written for either a small ensemble or a large orchestra. Each group is formed according to the composition of the works, several groups working simultaneously. The first music directors of the orchestra were composer Gilbert Amy and conductor Marek Janowski. After more than 10 years at the head of the orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung is proud to have his orchestra considered as one of Europe’s most remarkable. The greatest conductors have joined Myung-Whun Chung, enriching the orchestra such as Pierre Boulez, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Ton Koopman, or the most brilliant conductors of the new generation: Gustavo Dudamel,... More

Daniela Barcellona

Daniela Barcellona was born in Trieste, where she attended her musical and vocal studies under the guidance of M° Alessandro Vitiello. She won numerous international competitions, including the Aldo Belli in Spoleto, Iris Adami Corradetti in Padua and the Pavarotti International in Philadelphia. Her career has had a blazing start in the summer of 1999, when, at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, she debuted the role of Tancredi becoming one of the most important and required interpreters at international level. In Italy has been acclaimed several times at La Scala in Milan (Lucrezia Borgia, Iphigenie En Aulide, Il Viaggio A Reims, La Donna Del Lago, Luisa Miller, Falstaff), at Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro (Tancredi, La Donna Del Lago, Semiramide, Bianca E Falliero, Adelaide Di Borgogna, Maometto Ii, Sigismondo, Stabat Mater, Petite Messe Solemnelle), at Teatro Regio in Turin (Anna Bolena, Tancredi, Don Carlo, Verdi Requiem), at Teatro dell'Opera in Rome (Il Barbiere Di Siviglia,... More

Ramon Vargas

Ramon Vargas is one of the most celebrated artists of our day and has been praised internationally for his appearances in all the world's leading theaters such as the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, Teatro alla Scala, the Bastille in Paris, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Teatro San Carlo, Naples, Zurich Opera, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Teatro Comunale, Bologna, and many others. Born in Mexico City, Ramon Vargas made his professional debut there in Puccini's Il Tabarro followed by appearances as Fenton in Falstaff, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and as Tom Rakewell in The Rake's Progress. He completed his professional training at the Vienna State Opera Studio and after winning the Enrico Caruso Competition in Italy, the first of many such awards he has been presented with, Vargas joined the Lucerne Opera. He made his debut there as Nerone in L’Incoronazione di Poppea and also in roles such as Tamino in Die Zauberfloete, and Elvino in... More

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

Considered one of the most interesting and overwhelming voices of his generation, the musicality and the psychological depth of his performances has quickly attracted the attention of conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Myung — Whun Chung, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Christopher Hogwood, René Jacobs, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano and Sir Georg Solti. Winner in 1989 and in '91 of the Toti dal Monte international competition. His extensive repertoire includes works by Bellini, Berlioz, Boito, Donizetti, Handel, Stravinsky, Verdi, Mozart and Rossini. He's a regular guest in the major opera houses of the world such as the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, Covent Garden in London, Bastille Opera in Paris, the Liceu in Barcelona, ​​the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; as well as in prestigious... More

Massimo Zanetti

Massimo Zanetti maintains a high-profile international career in the world’s leading opera houses and concert halls : a dynamic and accomplished presence, he is particularly noted for his expertise in the 19th century Italian repertoire. He began the 2015/16 season leading Verdi's Don Carlos (French version) at the ABAO Bilbao and returned to the Berlin Staatsoper for Mozart's Don Giovanni. In February 2016 he conducted Puccini's Tosca at the San Diego Opera, followed by Verdi's Simon Boccanegra at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu. Zanetti will conduct the opening concert at the VII International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival in Moscow , leading Russian National Orchestra in the Mozart’s Requiem. Recent season highlights included a return to Teatro alla Scala di Milano conducting Carmen and Il barbiere di Siviglia, Verdi's I due Foscari featuring Plácido Domingo at Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona) and Verdi’s Otello at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.... More

Yurlov Russian State Academic Choir

Yurlov Russian State Academic Choir is one of the most prominent music companies of long standing in Russia. It stands quite apart from the rest of similar companies for its unique repertoire covering nearly all types of Russian and West-European cantata and oratorio genres, ranging from Bach’s Mass in h-mall to the 20th-century music, as, for instance Britten’s War Requiem or Requiem by Alfred Schnitke. It has to its credit participation in opera stagings, therefore it includes the best of world opera pieces in its concert programmes. And yet, it is mostly devoted to what is spiritually the closest to the Yurlov Choir, Russian sacred music by Bortnyansky, Berezovsky, Kastalsky, Grechaninov, Chesnokov and Rachmaninov, among other Russian composers. It is also famous for its most inspired, vivid presentation of Russian folk songs. Among its members are young talented singers, former graduates of the Moscow State Conservatory, the Russian Gnesins Music Academy, as well as other conservatories... More

Barbara Frittoli

Born in Milan and graduated from the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi with distinction where she was trained by Giovanna Canetti. Prize-winner at numerous international competitions. Highlights of the singer’s career include the roles of the Countess Rosina (Le nozze di Figaro, Ferrara, 1994), Desdemona (Otello, the Salzburg Easter Festival, 1996, and the Teatro Regio in Turin, 1997, under Claudio Abbado), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte, Wiener Staatsoper, 1994, 1997 and 2002; the Ravenna Festival, under Riccardo Muti; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1998 under Sir Colin Davis), Verdi’s Requiem (with the Berliner Philharmoniker in Paris under Claudio Abbado, 1997), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni, Salzburg Festival, 1999, under Lorin Maazel), Liù (Turandot, Opéra Bastille, 1997, under Georges Prêtre, and on tour to China in 1998 with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Theatre under Zubin Mehta). In 1998 in Beirut the singer gave a recital to great acclaim together with the Philharmonic Orchestra... More

Lucas Debargue

Born in 1990, Lucas Debargue started to play piano at age 11 at Compiegne Conservatoire under the guidance of professor Muenier. He got quickly fascinated by the virtuoso repertoire but it was not until 10 years later, after he had become a holder of scientific baccalaureate and of a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Paris 7 Diderot University, that he decided to come back to studying piano at professional level. After a year of studies at the Beauvais Conservatoire in the class of Philippe Tamborini he encountered professor Rena Shereshevskaya in 2011 at the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatoire and this encounter became decisive to him: at first she prepared him to the examinations to enter the Paris National Superior Conservatoire; he was admitted unanimously to the class of professor Jean-François Heisser where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in 2015. Seeing in him a future of a great piano interpreter, Rena Shereshevskaya admitted him in her class at the Superior Paris Music School of... More

Veronica Simeoni

Veronica Simeoni, born in Rome, graduated from the Music Conservatoire in Adria (Italy) and continued her musical training under the guidance of Raina Kabaivanska at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and at the State University in Sofia. Subsequently she successfully participated in numerous international competitions. Simeoni debuted in 2005 singing Cuniza in Verdi’s Oberto Conte di San Bonifacio on tour in Japan with Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto. Later she debuted in Spoleto as Azucena (Il trovatore). During the following year Simeoni performs Charlotte (Werther) at Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Messina; Rossini’s Stabat Mater at Teatro alla Scala, under the baton of Riccardo Chailly; Samson et Dalila in Bologna; Jocasta in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex in Trieste directed by Giorgio Pressburger. Simeoni is also interested in vocal chamber music repertory: she performes works by Berlioz, Debussy and Fauré, as well as such masterpieces as Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder,... More

Giorgio Giuseppini

Born in Massa, Giorgio Giuseppini began his vocal studies with Clara Foti and then specialized under the guidance of Carlo Badioli, Aldo Protti and Vittorio Rosetta. Giorgio Giuseppini has subsequently started a brilliant career, having performed in the major opera and concert houses throughout Europe. His past seasons were marked by several successful interpretations of the main Verdi's operas, such as Aida (performed in Caracalla and at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse), Rigoletto (at the Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova), Il trovatore (at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), Nabucco (at the Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova and at the Sferisterio di Macerata), Simon Boccanegra, Jérusalem and La forza del destino at the Teatro Regio di Torino, I masnadieri, Macbeth at Royal Opera House Muscat, Don Carlo at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo. Giorgio Giuseppini also performed in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Macerata Opera Festival, in Bellini's... More

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