Concert Series, News & Reviews / 09.09.2020

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Soprano Hannah De Priest performs Circé in the Les Délices season-opener Bewitched, which also features Clérambault’s Medée. Tickets and season subscriptions available now! Though she only takes up forty-odd lines of verse in the Odyssey, Circe has captured the imaginations of poets, artists, and composers for centuries. In her seminal book Transformations of Circe,...

Artists, Concert Series / 14.08.2020

Rising-star soprano Hannah De Priest joins Les Délices for Bewitched, the opening concert of our 2020-21 Season. For Bewitched (premiering Oct 22), Hannah will sing music inspired by the mythological witches Medea and Circe. She'll return for Schubertiade, our Nov 2 episode of SalonEra, where we'll explore gothic themes in early 19th C art song. We caught up with Hannah...

Concert Series, News & Reviews / 05.08.2020

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Concert Series, News & Reviews / 09.07.2020

For Les Délices’ 2020-21 Season, entitled Embracing Change, we have partnered with Cleveland-based artist Lori Kella to create a bespoke suite of images to accompany the programs. At once dramatic and serene, hopeful and uncanny, Kella’s work evokes the complex emotions of the pandemic era, and represents, for us, an emergence from a period of mourning into the glow of...

News & Reviews, SalonEra / 26.06.2020

Having recently released the concert series details for its all-virtual 2020-21 season entitled Embracing Change, Les Délices is pleased to announce a second, concurrent series called SalonEra; a live-streamed early music-focused variety show designed as a salon experience for the 21st century.   SalonEra will debut on Monday August 24 at 7:30pm and will be available for viewing on YouTube, and on...

Uncategorized / 08.06.2020

At Les Délices, it has been my practice to put hours – weeks, months – of research and thought into the programs I develop. It has been my goal for everything I do to be of impeccable quality.  I have been struggling to draft a statement that addresses the unconscionable violence, hate, and health disparities being experienced by Black Americans right...

Concert Series, News & Reviews / 03.06.2020

EMBRACING CHANGE New realities and an uncertain future demand innovation. Join us as we REIMAGINE the concert experience DISCOVER the delights Tune in from ANYWHERE ABOUT OUR ALL-VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES Virtual concert hall optimized for an engaging experience High-quality immersive audio  60-minute concerts complete with on-screen titles, “notes” on the program, artist interviews, and behind-the scenes footage   The Concert Series’ 60-minute performances will premiere on Thursday...

News & Reviews, The White Cat / 01.06.2020

Originally scheduled for an April 2020 premiere, The White Cat most ambitious project to date:  a large-scale collaboration intended for theatrical performance that would immerse audiences in a fantastical world of Baroque music, dance, puppetry and projected visuals.  Though we are truly excited about Les Délices 2020-21 programs, we sadly must accept that the current climate simply will not allow us...

News & Reviews, Press / 01.04.2020

On Saturday evening, March 7 at Lakewood Congregational Church, soprano Hélène Brunet joined Debra Nagy (oboe), Mélisande Corriveau (viola da gamba), and Eric Milnes (harpsichord) in new pairings of French Baroque arias with 20th-century love laments. This is a radical idea that can work superbly, since the theme of unrequited love is universal and knows no temporal boundaries. But you need...

News & Reviews, The White Cat / 25.02.2020

This April, Les Délices Artistic Debra Nagy has assembled a fabulous creative team to create a new musical entertainment based on 17th & 18th century sources. Every element - from the 17th century fairytale, to set pieces, ornament, and visual projections - takes some inspiration from the Baroque era. The newly-created score is no exception! In music, a pasticcio or...