Chiara Skerath is a young 24 years old soprano. She as been laureate for numerous international competitions, and has made remarquables appearances in operas. During the 2012/2013 season, we have seen Chiarz Skerath as Adina in the Elisir d'Amore at the Opéra de Metz, and at the Salzburg Festival as Blumenmädchen in Wagner's Parsifal. For this concert, she is accompagnied by Michël Guido. He has studied at the Conservatoire Régional de Lyon, and then at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. Michaël Guido teachs now at the Conservatoire de Versailles since 2008.
The vast program of this concert, which contains no fewer than thirteen differents works, is 100% Franco-Italian. In fact, the program starts with a range of french composers who talk about litterature and travel... Les Adieux de l'hôtesse arabe, by George Bizert, opens this concert with Victor Hugo's poem setting to music. Then, the trip continues with Ernest Chausson' Sérénade italienne , and Maurice Delage's 4 poèmes Hindou. Finally, Francis Poulenc's Fiançailles pour rire ends the cycle with six melodies on Louise de Vilmorin's poems. The Italians composers take over: three Donizetti's arias ( Me voglio fa na casa/Amore e Morte/La conocchia), and two Bellini's ones (Malinconia ninfa gentile/La ricordanza) will be followed by one of the most famous Luigi Arditi' sung waltz, Il Bacio, and, to finish, three Francesco Tosti's songs (Napoli dorme, Napoli canta/In mare/Marecchiare).
With Huguette Tourangeau and Plácido Domingo
Denise Duval (soprano), Gabriel Bacquier (baritone), Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute), Jacques Février (piano), Georges Prêtre (conductor)