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STABAT MATER at the Philharmonie in Paris


STABAT MATER at the Philharmonie in Paris 

Review by Henning Høholt

PARIS/FRANCE: Giacchino Rossinis wonderful oratorium Stabat Mater conducted by Jesús López Cobos with Orchestre and Choire de Paris became one of the big hits in the Paris Classical Music Season, performed 1. October 2015.

Giacchino Rossinis wonderful oratorium Stabat Mater conducted by Jesús López Cobos with Orchestre and Choire de Paris became one of the big hits in the Paris Classical Music Season, performed 1. October 2015. Foto: Henning Høholt

Giacchino Rossinis wonderful oratorium Stabat Mater conducted by Jesús López Cobos with Orchestre and Choire de Paris became one of the big hits in the Paris Classical Music Season, performed 1. October 2015. Foto: Henning Høholt

The Choire des Orchestre des Paris led by Lionel Sow, have done a preparation master work to get this last piece to sound so wonderful and well formed as it became in Philharmonie de Paris this evening. Beautiful sound in each of the groups, and great balance between the groups, which specially was clear in the two demanding a capella parts, with and without soloists,  and thank to the conductor Jesús López Cobos, also in the cooperation with the orchestra. It became during the 61 minutes long oratorium clear that this is a piece that mr. Cobos know by heart. It was brilliantly formed.

Together with orchestra and choire was four first class soloists. Joyce El-Khoury, soprano. Varduhi Abrahamyan, mezzosoprano. Paolo Fanale, ténor. Michele Pertusi, bass. An extraordinary good cast in the demanding soloparts. Foto Henning Høholt

Together with orchestra and choire was four first class soloists. Joyce El-Khoury, soprano. Varduhi Abrahamyan, mezzosoprano. Paolo Fanale, ténor. Michele Pertusi, bass. An extraordinary good cast in the demanding soloparts. Foto Henning Høholt

Together with orchestra and choire was four first class soloists. Joyce El-Khoury, soprano. Varduhi Abrahamyan, mezzosoprano. Paolo Fanale, ténor. Michele Pertusi, bass. An extraordinary good cast in the demanding soloparts. “As I have being a lover of Verdis Requiem all my life, I must admit, that this evening I was falling in love with Stabat Mater also. When it is so beautiful and remarkable performed”

 

 

 

 

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