William Christie

He Sunday 19 November at 19 hours, the cycle Baroque universe National Broadcasting Music Center (CNDM) It presented in the Symphony Hall of the National Music Auditorium in Madrid Les Arts Florissants directed by William Christie and accompanied by six young singers selected in the last edition of the project Le Jardin des Voix: Natalie Pérez, soprano (France, 1988); Natasha cord, soprano (Germany, 1991); Eva Zaïcik, mezzo soprano (France, 1987); James Way, tenor (Britain, 1992); Josep Ramon Olive, baritone (Spain, 1988) y Padraic Rowan, bass baritone (Ireland, 1990). The 'A cottage garden', It is focused on English opera of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and includes the biggest names in the composition of that era (Gibbons, Dowland, Lawes, Purcell and Haendel). The baritone Josep-Ramon Olivé will also be the protagonist of one of the four concerts of Schubert Lied cycle, new musical series CNDM program in Barcelona.

A key project that discovers great talent
In the year 2002, William Christie created an academy for young singers who called Le Jardin des Voix and he linked to the activity of his famous ensemble Les Arts Florissants. The experience was repeated in 2005 and since then it is celebrated every two years.

Under the direction of William Christie and Paul Agnew, The garden It is an activity for young people who are starting their careers. After several weeks of intensive training, the chosen singers perform a concert presentation before embarking on a world tour. This time, its premiere took place this summer in the 'Dans les Jardins de William Christie' festival. In this eighth convocation they have been elected six singers from five different nationalities.

Le Jardin des Voix allows selected to continue their international careers in the most prestigious concert halls, becoming regular contributors to Les Arts Florissants. The project has discovered 50 new talents 16 countries, among which Katherine Watson, Marc Mauillon, Sonya Yoncheva, Christophe Dumaux, Emmanuele De Negri, Read Desandre or Spanish Xavier Sabata, Juan Sancho, Gabriel Pérez-Bermúdez and Lucía Martín-Cartón.