Une collaboration Opera Mauritius et Caudan Arts Centre
Rendez-vous le samedi le 27 avril 2019 au Caudan Arts Centre à 19h30 pour écouter Danielle Halbwachs, soprano mauricienne ayant fait une carrière internationale.
Cela fait plus de vingt ans qu’elle ne s’était pas produite à Maurice, ce sera son grand retour. Après une formation en Afrique du Sud, Danielle a fait une belle carrière en Europe et s’est produite dans des salles prestigieuses telles que la Scala à Milan, l’Opéra Bastille à Paris ou les Statoper (opéras nationaux) d'Allemagne à Hambourg, Bavière, Berlin, Francfort etc. et dans d’autres lieux. Elle sera accompagnée du chef d’orchestre et pianiste britannique Tim Ribchester.
Programme : Première partie, des mélodies de Schubert, Duparc et Rachmaninov. La deuxième partie sera consacrée à l'opéra avec des airs de Mozart, Puccini, Meyerbeer et Tchaikovsky. Durée : 1h30 incluant un entracte.
Infomation : Tel 4 67 67 67 -
Biographie de Danielle Halbwachs :
Born in Mauritius from a musical family, Danielle Halbwachs has pursued an international career as opera singer, singing a large repertoire, ranging from Mozart's big soprano roles, her favourite being the Countess from « The Marriage of Figaro », till Wagner, Verdi and Strauss heroines. Appreciated for her « world class lyric sound and technical control, paired with accomplished musicianship... », she has worked with world famous conductors and producers such as Daniel Barenboim, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Ingo Metzmacher, Hans Neuenfels and Peter Konwitschny. She sang with great success in the largest opera houses in Europe such as La Scala in Milan, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Staatsoper Berlin, Paris Opéra Bastille. She was also invited by the Pina Bausch Dance Company to sing the title rôle in Iphigenie in Tauris at the Liceu Barcelona, Sadlers Wells in London and in Hong Kong. Last season, she was invited again by the Staatsoper Berlin to cover the rôle of the Empress in « Frau ohne Schatten », giving her the opportunity to work with Maestro Zubin Mehta.
Parallel to her operatic career, she has also appeared in concert and in recital, thus cultivating her love for the lied and song repertoire. She still appears regularly in concert and sang Bachs Magnificat at the Berliner Thomas Kirche in December this year. Several recitals are planned in and around Berlin this coming year, including russian, french and german songs and arias.
Danielle has also been enjoying increasing popularity as a singing teacher in the past five years and has her own private teaching studio in Berlin-Moabit.
Press quotes :
Acclaimed for his “passionate commitment to the composer and score... ...perfected technique [and] a personal aesthetic vision,” Tim Ribchester is emerging internationally as an inspiring, versatile musical leader and collaborator.
His recent conducting appearances include a triumphant production of Handel’s Alcina, his fourth with the Trentino Music Festival in Italy, where he also made his chamber orchestra conducting debut in 2017. Other Trentino productions he has conducted include Rinaldo, L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Dido and Aeneas. In the previous seasons he conducted concerts and recordings in Boston of Joseph Summer's chamber opera The Tenor's Suite and the forthcoming CD Summer's Distillation, led rehearsals at North Carolina Opera of Eugene Onegin and Das Rheingold, made his debut with the Vidin Sinfonietta, Bulgaria, and appeared as guest vocal coach and pianist at the Indemini Festival, Switzerland. 2015-16 included Les Contes d'Hoffmann in Gidon Saks's staging for Opera on Tap Berlin at the Delphi Stummfilmkino; two concerts with the Bacau Philharmonic (Romania), and his final performances as Music Director with the Delaware County Symphony, PA. From 2009 to 2013 he was the Music Director of Delaware Valley Opera Company’s summer festival in southeastern Pennsylvania. Known for his advocacy of contemporary music, he conducted several premieres at the Curtis Institute of Music as well as commissioning new works for his chamber choir, the Eakins Vocal Consort, from 2006-2009. He returns to both Boston and Trentino for conducting engagements in 2019, and to Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania for the third time to direct the live video broadcasts of their International Organ Competition.
C'est une salle magnifique de 431 place, d'une bonne acoutique et très bien équipée.
Elle posséde un piano Steinway de concert type C, avec une belle sonorité.