Concert 15th July 21.30

MELODIES AND ARIAS

By the Duo Efflorescence

The soprano Anaïs Constans and pianist Benjamin Carré share an extraordinary musical complicity and they work in close harmony to perform a varied repertoire.

In 2012, the Duo Efflorescence won first prize for French melody at the Marmande international competition.

In 2015, Anaïs was nominated for the Victoires de la Musique Classique and on 23rd October the duo won first prize at the Toulouse compétition for French melody.

Their chosen programme is based on French and German melodies and operatic arias:

  • poems by Sully Prudhomme, Verlaine, Musset and Stolberg set to music by Fauré, Debussy, Gounod, Delibes and Schubert ;
  • a Mozart concert aria, one of his 35 concert arias for soprano. These arias require extraordinary vocal prowess.
  • prodigious operatic arias: «Da tempeste in legno infranto», Cleopatra - Giulio Cesar - Haendel, «Me voilà seule…», Leila -Les Pêcheurs de Perles - Bizet, «Gavotte», Manon –Massenet.

This varied programme of unique pieces will allow the audience to appreciate the vocal technique of the young but brilliant soprano Anaïs Constans. Accompanying her is the talented pianist Benjamin Carré, whose recital in 2015 was greatly appreciated by the Vendredis Classiques audience during the 2015 season.

DOMAINE PRAT-MAJOU-GAY

this evening’s wine partner, from 7pm

Château de Prat-Majou-Gay
11800 Laure Minervois
Tél: 04 68 78 08 57
Fax : 04 68 78 01 60
prat-majou.gay@wanadoo.fr
www.pratmajougay.com

The château, which converted to organic farming in 2012, is located 30 minutes from the Cité of Carcassonne en route to the Cathar castles and the caves of Limousis and Cabrespine.

THE SOIREE

PRE-CONCERT DINNER IN THE ABBEY GARDEN