Vocal Recitals at the Philharmonie de Paris
221 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
Capacity 2400 seats
Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes
For all ages
From the delicacy and melancholy of Schubert’s Winter Journey to an evening of Gluck and his contemporaries, the Philharmonie de Paris invites you to taste the art of singing... and of beautiful singing at that! The grandiose yet intimate setting of the hall will be a choice setting for all voice tessituras. The beautiful acoustics of the hall will allow you to enjoy all the inflections of the voice, the text, and the music to the fullest!
The great baritone Matthias Goerne, a connoisseur of the Winter Journey, takes you along the painful footsteps of Schubert, who knows his end is near. Sabine Devieilhe is back in a German recital in which Berg rubs shoulders with Mozart, Wolff, and Strauss: an exercise that will showcase the clarity of her beautiful coloratura voice. Cecilia Bartoli, the great Italian mezzo-soprano in a Mozart recital, is not to be underestimated… her powerful notes will blow you away! And as for the vocal duets, the voices of Pretty Yende and Nadine Sierra, two rising stars of the singing world, are supported by Les Frivolités Parisiennes with Bellini, Bernstein, Delibes, and Donizetti on the score, and those of Véronique Gens and Lea Desandre will deliver the vocalizations beautifully invented by the great 18th-century composer, Christoph Willibald Gluck. Come experience these amazing voices for yourself!
Wednesday the 12th of October 2022, at 8 p.m.
With Matthias Goerne (baritone) and Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Franz Schubert: Winterreise (The Winter Journey)
Thursday the 20th of October 2022, at 8 p.m.
With Sabine Devieilhe (soprano) and Mathieu Pordoy (piano)
Arias and lieder by Alban Berg, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss and Hugo Wolf
Friday the 25th of November 2022, at 8 p.m.
With Cecilia Bartoli and Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco conducted by Gianluca Capuano
Monday the 6th of March 2022, at 8 p.m.
With Pretty Yende (soprano), Nadine Sierra (soprano) and Les Frivolités Parisiennes conducted by Giacomo Sagripanti
Opera arias and duets by Vincenzo Bellini, Leonard Bernstein, Léo Delibes, Gaetano Donizetti, Charles Gounod, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jacques Offenbach, Gioachino Rossini and Giuseppe Verdi
Monday the 17th of April 2023, at 8 p.m.
With Véronique Gens (soprano), Lea Desandre (mezzo-soprano) and Les Arts Florissants conducted by William Christie
Works by Christoph Willibald Gluck and his contemporaries
Philharmonie de Paris
If Paris were to be defined in terms of monuments, we would include the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre Pyramid, the Opéra Garnier, and the Opéra Bastille to name a few.. But from this list the Philharmonie de Paris is surely missing! This impressive monument, inaugurated on January 15th, 2015, is dedicated to symphonic music, chamber music, jazz and world music. Composed of over 340,000 aluminum shiny plates, its impressive facade of the Philharmonie de Paris has become a famous landmark of north-eastern Paris.
All types of music can be found at the Philharmonie de Paris. This venue hosts orchestras such as the Orchestre de Paris, Les Arts Florissants, the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France and welcomes major international orchestras, conductors, and musicians who make their difficult scores look easy as they perform them for 2,400 astonished spectators. The acoustic excellence of the Grande Salle Pierre Boulez, entrusted to New Zealand’s Sir Harold Marshall and Japan’s Yasuhisa Toyota, creates particularly favorable conditions for listening to pianissimo, pizzicato, or even delicate harp chords.
The soft colors of the blond wood featured in the hall paired with the balconies, which seem to loom weightless, create a real sense of intimacy, especially since the distance between the conductor and the closest listener is a mere 32 meters! A hall that holds a sense of esteemed intimacy despite its size, and with an international and varied programme... You must experience it for yourself first-hand!
Fast Facts Capacity: 2,400 Wheelchair accessible? Yes Airconditioned? Yes