Folly of Youth Tag

23 Feb Interview with Shannon Mercer

ClevelandClassical.com's Mike Telin spoke with Shannon Mercer in anticipation of her debut with Les Délices for Folly of Youth: “As an audience member, I can tell if a performer is or is not connecting to the text,” said Mercer. “And composers like Handel wanted the text to reach the people, so they could identify it with their own experiences. To do...

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23 Feb Praise for Folly of Youth

Thematically cohesive and stocked with immaculate performances, the brief program did more than just relate the legends of Icarus and Phaeton and how they were doomed by their ambitions. It reminded listeners of the ongoing success that Les Delices represents in the world of Baroque music. Also on display: the group's knack for picking great guests. In Canadian soprano Shannon Mercer, the...

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