SATURDAY APRIL 4

11.30am – CAFÉ DE LA ROTONDE, OPÉRA GARNIER

Rendezvous with Sophie Koch, mezzo-soprano
Hosted by musicologist David Christoffel
> reservation necessary +377 97 98 32 90


6.30pm – AMPHITHÉÂTRE, ONE MONTE-CARLO

Rendezvous “French art song today”, with Emmanuel Hondré, musicologist
> reservation necessary +377 97 98 32 90


FRENCH MUSIC IN THE LATE 19th CENTURY AND EARLY 20th CENTURY

8.30pm – OPÉRA GARNIER

A remarkable Wagnerian, Sophie Koch is also a great exponent of French mélodie. Her sense of phrasing accommodates perfectly the poetic text – music and poetry being of equal importance in the French style. Another critical balance to be sought is that between voice and piano. François-Frédéric Guy plays as a chamber-music partner rather than an accompanist.

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Photo ©Vincent Pontet

Ernest Chausson
Sept Mélodies, op. 2 n°3 (extrait) /
Quatre mélodies, op. 13 n°3 (extrait) / Sept Mélodies, op. 2 n°7 (extrait) /
L’Albatros, SNo. 10 / Chanson
perpétuelle
, op. 37
Claude Debussy
Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire (extraits)
Henri Duparc
L’Invitation au voyage / Phidylé /
Le manoir de Rosemonde / Testament / Élégie / Au pays où se fait la guerre / La vie antérieure


Sophie Koch, mezzo-soprano
François-Frédéric Guy, piano