News & Reviews / 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...

Artists, News & Reviews / 25.02.2020

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...

News & Reviews / 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 / 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...

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...

/ 16.01.2020

[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" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Lessons in Love sees Les Délices return to the world of the Romance of the Rose, where the allegorical character Hope (Esperance) sustains a courtly lover through the thousand pains of lovesickness and teaches him to find delight instead of suffering. Presented in collaboration with Boston’s Blue Heron, this program explores...

News & Reviews, Press / 11.06.2019

Thank you for a wonderful season in Akron, Cleveland, and beyond! Check out photos and wonderful reviews from our 10th Anniversary season! [gallery ids="17108,17141,17112,17110,17114,17111,17113"] Mozart in Paris: Part 2, October 2018 "The large audience responded to the splendid playing during this well-planned, 90-minute travelogue with a long ovation." (Read More)   Charpentier's Midnight Mass, December 2018 "...

/ 07.04.2019

Les Délices completes their 10th Anniversary season with ground-breaking music from the 18th and 21st centuries that depicts the chaos of creation and the four elements of water, fire, earth, and wind. The program pairs Les Délices’ own arrangement of Jean-Féry Rebel’s The Elements with a newly commissioned, nature-inspired work for period instruments by young composer Theo Chandler....