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...

Artists, News & Reviews, The White Cat / 25.02.2020

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...

Artists, News & Reviews, The White Cat / 25.02.2020

Les Délices' Artistic Director Debra Nagy commissioned Larry Rosenwald to write the libretto for The White Cat. Having decided early on that everyone – from age 5 to 95 – should understand everything that was going on without supertitles or translations, Nagy knew that meant commissioning poetry in English to be set to 18th century music. She couldn't think of...

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...

Artists, News & Reviews / 04.01.2020

Scott Metcalfe, director of Boston’s Blue Heron, was kind enough to answer some questions to give us a sneak peek behind the curtain at what goes into creating a concert like January's Lessons in Love (click here for tickets and performance information). This concert marks the third time that Les Délices has teamed up with Boston’s Blue Heron to present Medieval music...

Artists, News & Reviews / 27.10.2019

This November's Mozart and Beethoven Quintet concert brings us a great opportunity to invite four world-class performers to join us. We've enjoyed the chance to introduce them to you, and to get to know them better ourselves, through these featurettes leading up to the concert. If you don't have your tickets yet, you can find them on our website: https://www.lesdelices.org/event/mozart-beethoven-quintets/ This week, we'd...

Artists, News & Reviews / 13.10.2019

This November's Mozart and Beethoven Quintet concert brings us a great opportunity to invite four world-class performers to join us. We'll be featuring them here over the next several weeks leading up to the concert so you have a chance to get to know them before hearing them perform! If you don't have your tickets yet, you can find them on...

Artists, News & Reviews / 12.10.2019

This November's Mozart and Beethoven Quintet concert brings us a great opportunity to invite four world-class performers to join us. We'll be featuring them here over the next several weeks leading up to the concert so you have a chance to get to know them before hearing them perform! If you don't have your tickets yet, you can find them on...

Artists, News & Reviews / 12.10.2019

This November's Mozart and Beethoven Quintet concert brings us a great opportunity to invite four world-class performers to join us. We'll be featuring them here over the next several weeks leading up to the concert so you have a chance to get to know them before hearing them perform! If you don't have your tickets yet, you can find them on...