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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Well-known for his collaborative work for the Cleveland Museum of Art’s annual Parade the Circle, Cleveland-based designer-builder Ian Petroni excels at building sculptural, site-specific sets and props that solve unique problems. Ian will conceive and create the sets and puppets for Into the Labyrinth and The White Cat, for which he will use different styles of puppetry – ranging from...

Tenor Jason McStoots is a beloved, long-time collaborator who will not only perform the character of The Prince in Les Délices' upcoming productions of Into the Labyrinth and The White Cat, but will also serve as Stage Director. In addition to his performing career, McStoots is an experienced stage director and dedicated educator. He has stage directed operas with the Connecticut...