Deux cents nuits à l'heure (Two Hundred Nights Per Hour), is a one-off collaborative album by Québec singer-songwriters Serge Fiori and Richard Séguin, released in 1978. Fiori had recently disbanded his earlier group, Harmonium, while Séguin's folk group, les Séguins (with his twin sister Marie-Claire), had also recently folded, leaving the two artists free to collaborate on this new project…
Let yourself be transported by a troupe of 20 acrobats and dancers in a new, bright and unifying universe filled with spectacular visual effects in the musical and poetic atmosphere of the grand Fiori! Imagine magical landscapes and dive into this world of sensations as one goes through a dream, without a known itinerary. Let yourself be led into this adventure where the barriers of the spirit are falling and where everyone meets for an evening celebrating music, love and freedom! Critically acclaimed and acclaimed by the public during his most recent visit to Montreal, the show will be presented in residency in Quebec City on the stage of the Capitole Theater on June 20, 2019 and will also be back at Théâtre St-Denis on September 2019. Embark on this fabulous journey!
In the heyday of the Hamburg Baroque Opera (1697-1718) Keiser played with his own compositions approximately the entire game plan. Keiser is the composer to whom the opera at the Gänsemarkt has remained connected for the longest time; his name and more than 100 opera works are synonymous with the Hamburg baroque opera.
Dvorak’s enchanting fairytale of the water-nymph Rusalka has been a signature role for Renée Fleming for the past 25 years. The Gramophone Classical Music Guide writes: “Renée Fleming's tender and heartwarming account of Rusalka's Song to the Moon reflects the fact that the role of the lovelorn water nymph, taken by her in a highly successful production at the MET in New York, has become one of her favourites”.
Double Tony Award winning stage director Desmond McAnuff’s production, hailed by the New York Times as “rich with ideas and theatrically daring”, presents Faust as an atomic scientist inhabiting a dark world shot through with Cold War resonances. Alongside Kaufmann, a typically gold-standard Met cast includes the “phenomenal” Rene Pape as Mephistopheles and the “ideally-suited” Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite. Star conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin draws an “elegant, darkly textured performance” from the Metropolitan Opera orchestra.
Originally released in select theatres in October of 1979. It features footage of the Harmonium trip and failed tour to California in 1977 as well as footage from the Fiori-Seguin tour (featuring an almost identical band line-up as Harmonium) in 1978…
Rolando Villazón’s Roméo wins Juliette’s heart, with impassioned, refined singing of an emotionally and vocally demanding role. Directed by Bartlett Sher, who telegenically captures the fantastic natural scenery of the famous Felsenreitschule, this first ever production of Gounod ‘s Roméo at the Salzburg Festival benefits from Québecois conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s innate understanding. Only 25 and film star beautiful, soprano Nino Machaidze embodies Juliette with unforced girlish charm, gorgeous tone and emotional heat.