Maison symphonique and Les Violons du Roy present

Mozart de toute beauté

Le grand retour de Jonathan Cohen

Les Violons du Roy welcomes back the sublime French soprano and Mozart specialist Sandrine Piau, a leading voice on the world opera scene. She will perform some of the great composer’s most beautiful arias. To celebrate his return as conductor of Les Violons du Roy, Jonathan Cohen has also programmed two symphonies inspired by the city of Paris.

Les Violons du Roy
Jonathan Cohen, conductor

Jonathan Cohen has forged a remarkable career as a conductor, cellist, and keyboardist. Well known for his passion and commitment to chamber music, Jonathan is equally at home in such diverse areas as Baroque opera and the Classical symphonic repertoire. He is Artistic Director of Arcangelo, Music Director of Les Violons du Roy, Artistic Director of the Tetbury Music Festival, and Artistic Partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Sandrine Piau, soprano

A renowned figure in the world of baroque music, French soprano Sandrine Piau regularly performs with celebrated conductors such as William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, Christophe Rousset, Gustav Lleonhardt, Ivor Bolton, Ton Koopman, René Jacobs, Marc Minkowski and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Sandrine Piau embraces different roles on international stages. The roles she has previously performed include Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Morgana (Alcina) at the Opéra de Paris, Dalinda (Ariodante) at the Salzburg Festival, Alcina, Mélisande, Sandrina, (La Finta Giardiniera), Sœur Constance (Dialogue des Carmélites) at the Monnaie, Alcina and Dalinda (Ariodante) in Amsterdam, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Sœur Constance at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and Despina (Cosi fan tutte) and Titania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at the Festival d’Aix en Provence.

As a celebrated recital singer of both French and German repertoire, Sandrine Piau performs with renowned accompanists including Jos van Immerseel, Roger Vignoles and Susan Manoff. She regularly gives recitals and has appeared in concert in New York, Paris, London, Tokyo, Munich, Zurich, and Salzburg, and recently in Hamburg for the opening of the Elbphilharmonie.

Sandrine Piau was given the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres in 2006 and was named “Lyrical Artist of the Year” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique award ceremony in 2009.

W.A. MOZART Symphony No.31 in D Major, K.297/300 “Paris”
W.A. MOZART Ch’io mi scordi di te?… Non temer, amato bene, K.490
W.A. MOZART Bella mia fiamma, K.528
W.A. MOZART Arias from Le nozze di Figaro
F.J. HAYDN Symphony No.85 in B-Flat Major, Hob.I:85 “La Reine”

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Friday, September 24, 2021 at 7:30pm
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