Karine Deshayes in concert

17 August 2020
Deshayes 3 (c) Aymeric Giraudel (2)

Karine Deshayes, making her Pesaro début in recital while waiting to appear in Elisabetta regina d’Inghilterra which is programmed for the ROF 2021, will conclude the series of concerts in Piazza del Popolo: on Wednesday 19th August at 8.00 p.m. at the open-air theatre, the French singer will be accompanied by the Filarmonica Gioachino Rossini conducted by Nikolas Nägele.

The mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes was born in Paris, and made the first steps in her career at the Opéra national of Lyons.  At the Opéra National, Paris, she has sung rôles by Mozart (Cherubino, Dorabella, Donna Elvira) and also by Rossini (Angelina, Rosina, Elena).  She has appeared at the Salzburg Festival (Die Zauberflöte  conducted by Riccardo Muti), the Monnaie  (Dialogues des Carmélites), the  Teatro Real, Madrid (Norma), the Teatro Liceu, Barcelona (Massenet’s Cendrillon), the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, the San Francisco Opera (La Cenerentola).  More recently she has sung Urbain (Les Huguenots) at the Opéra National, Paris, Charlotte (Werther) at Vichy and Toulouse, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) at the Chorégies d’Orange, Adalgisa (Norma) at the Tchaikowsky Concert Hall, Moscow, and at Toulouse, Elena (La donna del lago) and Balkis (in Gounod’s La reine de Saba) at the Opéra, Marseilles, Angelina (La Cenerentola) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and at Liège, Marguerite (La Damnation de Faust) at Nice and at the Philharmonie, Paris.

The concert programme will include the Overture to Il turco in Italia; Rosina’s Cavatina “Una voce poco fa” from Il barbiere di Siviglia; Elena’s Rondò “Tanti affetti” from La donna del lago; the Overture and the Aria and Rondò Finale “Nacquì all’affanno, e al pianto” from La Cenerentola; the Overture and ballet music, and Theme and variations “D’amor al dolce impero” from Armida; the Overture and Romeo’s Cavatina “Se Romeo t’uccise un figlio” from I Capuleti e i Montecchi  by Vincenzo Bellini; Queen Elizabeth’s Cavatina “Ah! quando all’ara scorgemi” from Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti; the Waltz from Faust, Sapho’s Aria “Ô ma lyre immortelle” from Sapho and the Cavatina of Balkis “Plus grand dans son obscurité” from La reine de Saba, all by Charles Gounod.