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Peretyatko and Korchak, new generation Operastars in Paris


Olga Peretyatko soprano, Dmitry Korchak ténor

Orchestre de chambre de Paris
Manuel López-Gómez direction

 At Theatre des Champs Elysees 11.12.2014.

Olga Peretyatko and Dmitry Korchak, 11.12.2014, foto Henning Høholt

By Henning Høholt, text and applaus photos

PARIS/FRANCE: Les Grandes Voix is every year presenting the most outstanding operasingers in the world. To this concert 11. December it was two of the really big young operastarrs of this generation, Olga Peretyatko, sopran and Dmitry Korchak, tenor, and in this connetion also the outstanding young conductor Manuel López-Gómez in the lead of the brilliant Orchestre de Chambre de Paris. They will hopefully manage to continue presenting the sky high quality that the Paris audience enjoy to night at Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris. It was an unforgetable evening.

For Les Grandes Voix they have put together a program with high lights from the most demanding pieces from some of Mozart´, Rossini´ and Donizettis repertoire as follows:

Mozart  La Flûte enchantée, ouverture. A brilliant opening with the well fnctioning orchestra.
Followed by Donna Annas big aria « Crudele ? Ah no, mio bene », the Don Ottavios « Dalla sua pace », rhis part ending with the duet « Fuggi, crudele, fuggi », extraits de Don Giovanni.

Then it was time for Rossini « Bel raggio lusinghier» sung by Olga Peretyatko,  extrait de Semiramide

« Che ascolto… Ah ! Come mai mi sento» extrait d’Otello, sung by Dmitry Korchak.


Then it was time for Donizetti   Don Pasquale, ouverture.
« Regnava nel silenzio » by Peretyatko, « Qui di sposa eterna… » duet by Korchak and Peretyatko, extraits de Lucia di Lammermoor

Olga Peretyatko and Dmitry Korchak, conductor Manuel López-Gomez, to the right 11.12.2014, foto Henning Høholt

After the break it all started with the famouse tenor aria « Una furtiva lagrima », beautiful sung by Korchak extrait de L’Elisir d’amore.

Rossini  Semiramide, ouverture
« Non si dà follia maggiore », extraits d’Il Turco in Italia.

L’Italienne à Alger, ouverture
Donizetti  « Pour me rapprocher de Marie », « Quoi, vous m’aimez ? », extraits de La Fille du régiment 

Elegant outfits

Manuel López-Gómez, Foto: Los Angeles Philharmonic Association – Orchestra Member Portraits. BRAVO.

The two soloists, Olga Peretyatko and Dmitry Korchak presented their demanding program with charm, happiness and temperament. Furthermore elegantly dress, mr. Korchak in a jacket suite, in e deliciouse grey colour, which underlined how slim, and well build he is. ms. Peretyatko made a mini fashion show, first in a deliciouse black evening dress, followed by a top in  beige/black combinations with a generouse black long skirt, and in the last part a lovely shining palliet full dress in gold and turquise colour. To ake the time to change, gives such a concert extra festivitas. It was all honoured with standing applause, which is not normal from the rather “conservative” audience at Theatre des Champs Elysees..

Orchestre de chambre de Paris, conducted by Manuel López-Gómez.

One side of such a successfull concert are the outstanding soloists. However, to get such a brilliant result, the orchestra, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, is of the greatest importence. This evening they did it! During their brilliant and very musically conductor Manuel López-Gómez, the orchestra played, like they have been playing this repertoar all their life. A Brilliant sound, first class soloists leading all groups, specially amazing in the wooden groups, also the piccolo flute, and the great harp in the parts it participated in. It became extraordinary, and furthermore, that they have choosen such a good program, where the best ouvertures was giving the great atmosphaeres for the whole evening, between the singing numbers, and keeping the good mood all the time. Extraordinay. BRAVO.

Olga Peretyatko and Dmitry Korchak, And some members of the brilliant, 69 members Orchestra de Chambre de Paris, 11.12.2014, foto Henning Høholt

But it didn´t end with the official program. Three encores, inclusive the famouse tenor aria with 9 high C´s from La Fille du regiment, sung by this young world class tenor Dmitry Korchak. 

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