Sabine Devieilhe

It was presented in the Lied cycle of CNDM and Zarzuela theater, the french Sabine Devieilhe. He did it with a varied repertoire of Debussy, Poulenc, Fauré and Ravel. With an intelligent distribution interleaving each of the authors, which requires a greater demand on the part of both interpreters. The continuous change of atmospheres and registers requires a lot of attention and adds a dynamism to the extraordinary set.

Sabine Devieilhe is a coloratura soprano who in this recital has shown that this tessitura can be explored, notably, a chamber music repertoire like the one at hand. With great expressiveness in interpretation, elegance in diction and melodic line, Devieilhe was successfully and sensitively reeling off each of the qualities of the composers, from the most romantic tints of Fauré to the contemporaneity of Poulenc.

The ease that Devieilhe demonstrates in his sophisticated way of interpreting, was perfectly accompanied by one of the best piano performers of the moment, Alexandre Tharaud, who became the protagonist in some moments, thanks to its ability to create atmospheres and the absolute elegance with which it travels the keyboard.

Generous in tips, after going out to say hello on several occasions, they offered the "Aria of fire", from The child and incantations, Ravel, where Devieilhe demonstrated her mastery of coloratura. A baroque work by Rameau, where he demonstrated the versatility of his voice and the beautiful Youkali, Kurt Weill, masterfully performed and left the audience fully satisfied.

An extraordinary night that Devieilhe appreciated being able to offer, given the circumstances and the special impact of the pandemic on the world of culture. Do not forget that Madrid is the only European city where artistic shows are being offered. It was demonstrated in this recital, where the freshness of its two interpreters provided the audience with a breath of fresh air, so thankful right now.

Photograph: Rafa Martín

Sabine Devieilhe

He Teatro de la Zarzuela in co-production with National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM), will present the next Monday 16 of November (20h00) the long-awaited debut in the XXVII Cycle of Lied of the French soprano Sabine Devieilhe, one of the most sought-after female voices in international concert halls and opera houses. Not in vain is it considered the successor of the indispensable Natalie Dessay. The public will enjoy a distinctly French evening, in which the Norman singer will give voice to a repertoire composed of the best musical pages of the twentieth century of the Gallic country. She will be accompanied on the piano by Alexandre Tharaud, a figure in the world of classical music and a key exponent of today's French piano.

Critically esteemed as the current highest representative in the long tradition of French coloratura sopranos, Sabine Devieilhe will address a program that brings together cycles and songs signed by some of the most celebrated French composers: Claude Debussy (Starry Night, Ariettes forgotten…), Francis Poulenc (Two poems by Louis Aragon), Maurice Ravel (Five popular Greek melodies) Y Gabriel Fauré (After a dream, The craddles) forming an exquisite musical selection, that will reach the maximum levels of expressiveness in the voice of the French singer.

tickets, with a general price 8 a 35 euros, They are for sale at the box office of the Teatro de la Zarzuela, INAEM network of theaters, and on the phones 985 67 96 68 Y 902 22 49 49.

Sabine Devieilhe, intense race towards lyrical excellence

Native to Normandy, Sabine Devieilhe studied cello and musicology before devoting herself entirely to her vocal studies at the National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris.. Even as a student, Devieilhe was already collaborating with groups such as the Ensemble Pygmalion. & Raphaël Pichon y con Les Cris de Paris & Geoffroy Jourdain, also appearing in concert with the Orchester de Paris, Les Arts Florissants, Les Musicians du Louvre con Marc Minkowski y Le Concert Spirituel con Hervé Niquet. The season 2011-12 saw Devieilhe debut in bel canto as Amina in La Sonnambula con Jean-Claude Malgoire, who also cast her for the role of La Folie in Plataea Rameau. Shortly after graduation she was invited to the Aix-en-Provence Festival to sing Serpetta in La Finta Giardiniera Mozart, to Montpellier to play the lead role in Lakmé de Léo Delibes and Lyon for her debut as Queen of the Night in The magic Flute Mozart. It was named "Révélation Artiste Lyrique" in the twentieth edition of Victoires de la Musique in 2013. She has played the role of Soeur Constance in Dialogues of the Carmelites from Poulenc in Lyon, Paris and Amsterdam. At the National Opera in Paris, played the Queen of the Night and the Hero in Beatrice and Bénédict Berlioz. Eurydice followed him in Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck en La Monnaie en Bruselas, Adele and The bat by Johann Strauss in the Opéra Comique, Mélisande in Pelleas and Mélisande de Debussy y Nannetta and Falstaff by Verdi at the Marseille Opera. Her Glyndebourne Festival debut as Fire / Princess / Nightingale in The child and the spells Ravel's was acclaimed with success. He has achieved great success with the interpretation of the role of Ismene in a new production of Mitridate by Mozart en el Théâtre des Champs Elysées, as well as Amina in La Sonnambula by Bellini in concert version. In 2016 sang in new production of The triumph of time and disappointment by Handel at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, where he took on the role of Belezza. She was acclaimed by audiences and critics alike for her debut as Blonde in The abduction from the Seraglio by Mozart at La Scala in Milan, as Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute by Mozart at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and as Marie in Daughter of the Regiment by Donizetti at the Zurich Opera House and at the Vienna State Opera. Other highlights include her role debut as Zerbinetta in a new production of Ariadne auf Naxos en el Festival of Aix-en-Provence, as well as his acclaimed debut at the Salzburg Festival with a program of Mozart arias. Consummate performer of French lieder and mélodies, Devieilhe performs with pianist Anne Le Bozec at the Lyon National Opera and at the Auvers-Sur-Oise Festival, among other recitals. His first solo album Rameau: the Grand Théâtre de l'Amour con The Ambassadors (November 2013) the valió a Diapason d'Or y el Grand Prix of the Charles Cros Academy. In November 2020 its debut takes place in the XXVII Lied Cycle of the National Center for Musical Diffusion (CNDM), held at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid.

Alexandre Tharaud, an essential pianist

In a career that encompasses 25 years, this musician has become a unique figure in the world of classical music and a key exponent of the French piano. His extraordinary discography with more than 25 solo records, most of which have received major awards from the music press, present a repertoire ranging from Couperin, Bach y Scarlatti, through Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms and Rachmaninov to the leading French composers of the 20th century. The breadth of his artistic endeavors is also reflected in collaborations with theater creators., dancers, choreographers, writers and filmmakers, as well as with singer-songwriters and musicians outside the scope of classical music. Alexandre is a highly sought after soloist, performs with some of the world's leading orchestras. Upcoming highlights include performances with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchester de Paris, Orchester National de France, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony. Recent concerts include collaborations with the Orquesta Real del Concertgebouw, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the London Philharmonic and the Frankfurt hr-Sinfonieorchester. Regarding recitals, Alexandre Tharaud is a regular guest on the most prestigious stages in the world. Highlights of this and next season include recitals at the Philharmonie de Paris, Wigmore Hall, Music Building the Ámsterdam, Old Opera de Frankfurt, Colon Theater Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo Room, as well as extensive tours of Japan, China and Korea. In November 2019, released his latest solo album, Versailles, that pays homage to composers linked to the courts of the French kings Louis XIV, XV and XVI.


French pianist Alexandre Tharaud will offer a concert next Tuesday 25 October in the 21st season Cycle Great Performers Foundation Scherzo. The debut in this cycle musician responsible for the soundtrack of the movie Love, from Michael Haneke, will take place at 19.30 hours in the National Music Auditorium. At, Tharaud address parts F. Couperin, M. Ravel, F. Schubert Y S. Rachmaninov.

Tharaud (Paris, 1968) It stands out for its extensive and eclectic repertoire ranging from French baroque to contemporary composers musicians. He was born into a family closely linked to music, and his grandfather was a violinist in the early last century, his father was a director and amateur operetta singer and her mother had been a teacher of dance at the Paris Opera. In this way, the interpreter soon began to develop his musical skills. At five, he began studying piano, to the 14 he entered the Conservatory of the French capital and, to the 19, He won his first international prize at the International Music Competition Maria Canals Barcelona. Since then, Tharaud would become a renowned pianist in the most important stages in Europe, United States and Japan.

In 2012, the interpreter appeared in the film Love, Michael Haneke, in the role of a former student of the protagonist, reconverted acclaimed pianist. Tharaud was also responsible for putting music to tape (Palme d'Or at Cannes, Oscar for Best Foreign Film and Goya for Best European Film) with parts Schubert, Beethoven Y Bach. That same year he published a tribute album to the legendary cabaret Le Boeuf sur le Toit, linked to the poet Jean Cocteau, which was launched with the same name.

His extensive discography includes recordings Bach, Chopin, Poulenc, Thierry Pécou, Ravel O Schubert, among many others. Most of their albums are released by Harmonia Mundi seals and Virgin Classics. His album Complete Works of Ravel received the Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros, Diapason d'Or, el SHOCK World Music, It was recommended by the magazine Classica and BBC Music Magazine and identified as album of the year in Standaard. One of his interpretations of Bach, Keyboard Concerto in D Minor BWV 974: II Adagio, It was chosen for the CD compilation Fifty Shades of Gray. The Classical Album, on the popular book series. Criticism has highlighted Tharaud its unique voice and the originality of his musical repertoire.

Today, French pianist's career continues in full swing with concerts scheduled in Scandinavia, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Belgium (where he has been invited to make an artistic residence in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven this season), Spain (in the cycle of Great Performers at the National Auditorium in Madrid), Italy (where it will debut in Santa Cecilia, in Rome), United Kingdom, Austria, Asia (a tour of China, South Korea and Japan) and the United States.

Throughout this season, Tharaud acted in some of the major American concert halls like Zankel Hall (Carnegie Hall) y la Symphony Hall de Boston. further, It plans to collaborate with Les Violons De Roy and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Philadelphia for a total of eight concerts which will perform at the Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles.

In January 2017 will perform the world premiere of the Concerto for Left Hand of Hans Abrahamsen with the WDR Köln Sinfoniorchester under the direction of lan Volkov. Later, plans to debut with the CBSO in Birmingham, Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Danish Radio Orchestra in Copenhagen and Gothenburg Symphony, in Sweden.

In recent years, He first performed with an orchestra at the BBC Proms (BBC Philharmonic under the baton Juanjo Mena), He has published the book Piano Intime and starred in the documentary Le Temps Derobe of Raphaelle Aellig-REGNIE, in which the peculiar talent portrays Tharaud. further, French pianist has made a new revision of the complete works for piano Maurice Ravel.

Of Tharaud will be the sixth action (after the postponement of the concert Till Fellner I traspado to Monday 21 of November) 21st season of the Great Performers Series of the Scherzo Foundation, which it was inaugurated last February by Ivo Pogorelich. In addition to the Croatian interpreter, They have also gone through the stage of the National Auditorium reputed pianists Arcata Volodos, Paul Lewis Y Lang Lang, the latter in a special concert for which tickets sold out. The program includes the 21st season 11 recitals, and two lectures by Volodos and Lewis. Throughout their 21 editions, Great Performers Cycle has received more than 200 concerts of the best pianists of recent decades, whose music have enjoyed over 300.000 people.


F. Five pieces COUPERIN

M. RAVEL Mirrors

F. SCHUBERT German Dances D783

S. RACHMANINOV Fantasy Pieces Op. 3
(elegy, Prelude, Melody, Polichinelle, Sérénade)

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