MELODIES AND ARIAS
By the Duo Efflorescence
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.