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Dear friends of the festival,
We are delighted to be able to present the programme of this year’s summer music festival. This will be the first season since 2019 for which we are able to offer both opera and choral concerts. I am extremely enthusiastic about this programme and I hope that you will spread the word among your friends that Belle Isle is the place to be this summer to enjoy a rich musical experience.
At the heart of our programme is Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice This is the ultimate love story. Orpheus, overwhelmed by grief at the loss of his beloved Eurydice must traverse the depths of the underworld if he is to bring her back to life. There is however an unimaginable obstacle, he must not look her in the eye. The sublime music of Gluck will be complemented by dance and theatre in this glorious, unmissable production!
Thanks to Dvorak’s Stabat Mater , two opera galas, “Venez Chanter” (Come and Sing), Peter and the Wolf for a young audience, and a special concert celebrating Franco-American musical theatre featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim and Michel Legrand (both of whom have recently left us), this will be a truly memorable season.
And we are extremely proud to welcome the great pianist Anne Queffélec who will top the bill this summer season. She will give an eagerly awaited recital in the church in Bangor on 31st July.
I hope to see you all very soon.
Philip Walsh - Artistic director of Lyrique-en-Mer