by Opera A Palazzo
Gala evening for Christmas - we welcome once again L'Opera Palazzo (which presented La Traviata to us in July).
It will be a variety of performances from different operas, including: La Bohème; Rigoletto; Norma; The Elisir d'Amore.
With Soprano, Tenor, Baritone and Pianist.
Two hours (approx) with intermission.
Armelle Khourdoïan - Soprano
Revelation Lyric Artist of the 2014 Adami, soprano Armelle Khourdoïan studied at the CNSMDP and the CRR in Marseille before joining the Atelier Lyrique of the Paris Opera. In 2016, she was engaged at La Scala Milan in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges by Ravel and sang Love and Clarine (Platée, Rameau) in the famous production by Laurent Pelly and Marc Minkowski at the Palais Garnier. She recorded the CD "Rameau chez Madame de Pompadour" with the ensemble Les Folies françoises. Armelle is a guest of many festivals and the spectators of France 3 were able to see her on several occasions at the Chorégies d'Orange in "Musiques en fête", presented by Alain Duault. At the opera or at the concert, she sings at the Philharmonie de Paris, at the Auditorium of Radio France with the ONF, at the Théâtre du Châtelet, at the Opéra de Lille, at the Opéra-Comique ... alongside Laurent Korcia, Emmanuelle Haïm, Michel Portal, Ruggero Raimondi or even Charles Aznavour.
Thomas Ricart - Tenor
Thomas Ricart discovered singing at the Maîtrise Saint-Louis de Gonzague in Paris. The tenor discovered the great works of the choral repertoire there and took part in several tours in Europe. After completing his business studies at ESSEC in 2016, he joined the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris to devote himself entirely to music. In particular, he receives invaluable advice from Alain Altinoglu, Anne Le Bozec, Bruno Mantovani, Hervé Niquet and Sabine Vatin. His repertoire includes roles as diverse as Gernando in L’isola disabitata by Haydn or that of the Prologue in The Turn of the Screw by Britten. He will soon approach the tenor solo part in Bach's Matthäus-Passion under the direction of Xavier Ricour. Thomas also happily devotes himself to the melodic repertoire he explores with his accomplice, the pianist Katia Weimann. Thomas Ricart is supported by the Porosus foundation.
Benoît Gadel - Baritone
A graduate of the CRD de Pantin and the Schola Cantorum where he had Nadine Denize as his teacher, Benoît Gadel began his career with bass roles such as Colline (La Bohème, Puccini), Zuniga (Carmen, Bizet) or Ramfis (Aida) , Verdi). His ease in the treble allows him to orient himself little by little towards the baritone repertoire. He thus performs Escamillo de Carmen, Don Giovanni, Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte). With the characters of Rossini, Verdi and Ravel, Benoît also distinguished himself in the baroque repertoire of Purcell, Monteverdi and John Blow and made some forays into the operetta. At the concert, he is regularly invited to perform the sacred works of Bach and Mozart but also Charpentier, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Dvořák or Brahms. Among the next roles that await the baritone, let us note Giorgio Germont in La Traviata by Verdi, Zurga in The pearl fishermen by Bizet or Silvio in Pagliacci by Leoncavallo.
Yuko Osawa - Piano
Yuko Osawa started playing the piano at the age of two. Adoring philosophy and literature, she studied aesthetics at the University of Tokyo, then obtained a master's degree in solo piano at the Musashino Academia Musicae. After five years of musical activity in Japan, her passion for the vocal repertoire, particularly in France, led her to France to pursue her career. After a stint at the International Summer Academy in Nice, she moved to Paris to pursue an accompanying course at the Normal School of Music. With her diploma in hand, she participated in many artistic projects and devoted herself fully to accompanying singers. In 2019, she is assistant vocal director alongside Didier Henry. She is also invited by the Royaumont Foundation for training sessions around Rossini in 2019 and Massenet in 2020. In addition, Yuko is a member of the Stein-lein-chen company where she contributes to the creation and touring of lyrical shows.