News & Reviews, The White Cat / 24.02.2020

This April, Les Délices and a team of fabulous collaborators will create The White Cat, a fairytale-based opera inspired by Baroque entertainments and based on the story by 17th-century author Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy. Who is d'Aulnoy and what is The White Cat about? Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy In the world of fairytales, d'Aulnoy is probably the most important writer you've never heard of. She literally invented the...

News & Reviews, The White Cat / 21.02.2020

[caption id="attachment_17779" align="alignleft" width="183"] The King puppet designed by Ian Petroni, illustrated by Nina Huryn[/caption] We're incredibly excited to be premiering The White Cat, a new pastiche entertainment based on Marie-Catherine D'Aulnoy's 17th-century fairytale, April 23-26, 2020 in 6 performances in Akron, Cleveland, and Beachwood, OH. It will be a feast for the eyes, the ears, and the imagination. Enjoy this FIRST...

Artists, News & Reviews / 08.02.2020

We talked with soprano Hélène Brunet, who joins Les Délices for performances of Torchsongs Transformed, March 6-8. Hélène has an amazing stage presence and feels comfortable crossing genres - and centuries - singing music from the 17th Century to today. Learn more about her perspective and hear her sing live in performance! Info and tickets are available here. How do you feel...

Artists, News & Reviews / 07.02.2020

Artistic Director Debra Nagy talked with us about her inspiration and hopes for LD's new Baroque-Jazz fusion program Torchsongs Transformed, with performances in Akron, Lakewood, and Shaker Heights OH, March 6-8, 2020. Torchsongs Transformed will trace the arc of a love affair across the seasons as Les Délices artistic director and oboist Debra Nagy teams up with soprano Hélène Brunet and beloved...

News & Reviews / 02.02.2020

Acclaimed Cleveland-based Baroque chamber ensemble Les Délices will conclude their 2019-20 Season with an ambitious new multi-media production called Into the Labyrinth. An abbreviated matinee version of the production, called The White Cat, will also be offered and will include pre- and post-performance activities geared specifically toward families. In both versions, Les Délices masterfully combines music, puppetry, and gorgeous visuals to...

News & Reviews, Press / 03.01.2020

Cleveland-based early music ensemble Les Délices is pleased to announce the hiring of Laura Wiegand as the organization’s first executive director. Now in their eleventh season under artistic director and founder Debra Nagy, Les Délices has grown to include over 40 performances and outreach programs each year. Wiegand joins Les Délices as a passionate supporter of the arts and art...

News & Reviews, Press / 15.12.2018

Released on Navona Recordings on Nov 8, 2018, our latest CD Songs without Words has been garnering some great reviews! "It’s difficult to describe the sense of surprise and pleasure you experience switching back and forth between genres and still feeling entirely at home. It’s like meeting a row of strangers — all ages, from different walks of life — and...

News & Reviews / 11.10.2018

From ClevelandClassical.com: Les Délices, who devoted a program last season to Mozart’s earlier and happier visit in 1763-1764, updated his Parisian saga last weekend in four concerts featuring fortepianist Sylvia Berry. The performances launched the tenth season of one of Northeast Ohio’s most distinguished ensembles. The large audience responded to the splendid playing during this well-planned, 90-minute travelogue with a long ovation....

News & Reviews / 26.09.2018

Les Delices expands its palette with eclectic 10th anniversary season "We've far exceeded my expectations," Nagy said. "At first, I was just trying to make a musical home for myself. But it's become much more than that. Now it's about sharing with the community." The truth of that claim is easy to verify. Look no further than Nagy's plans for the 2018-19...

News & Reviews / 26.09.2018

[caption id="attachment_16785" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sylvia Berry at the Broadwood Piano (1806)[/caption] A tenth anniversary is a big deal, and the Cleveland-based period instrument ensemble Les Délices will celebrate that milestone in style. “We’ve got a lot of things going on over the next two weeks,” Les Délices founder and artistic director Debra Nagy said during a telephone conversation. The festivities will kick off on...