Classical and Baroque favorites at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Pretty Yende returns to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées as part of Les Grandes Voix concert series presenting works by giants from the Classical and Baroque era. On December 16, she performs with the Capella Gabetta, under the baton of violin concertmaster Andrés Gabetta. Ms. Yende garnered immense acclaim for her 2017 debut at the theater, with Bachtrack lauding her:

“She doesn’t just sing the tunes; she lives them, she marries the characters. Thus, over the course of the programme, she will slip into the skins of Adèle, Rosina, Beatrice, Linda, Manon, and finally, Lucia, in whom she was admired at the beginning of the season at the Paris Opera and of whom she is currently one of the very best performers. Whether in lightness or pain, madness or laughter, we appreciate all the facets of this generous voice whose flesh touches the heart of the spectator.” (Bachtrack)

The program as follows:

Handel Il ciro riconosciuto, overture
Handel « Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion » (Messiah)
Vivaldi Concerto for 4 violons and cello, RV 580
 Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74, « Eternal source of light divine »
Vivaldi Concerto in D major « Grosso Mogul », RV 208
Handel « Let the bright Seraphim » (Samson)
Gluck Dance of the spectres and the furies (Don Juan)
Handel « He shall feed his flock like a sheperd » (Messiah)
J. Ch. Bach Sinfonia op.6 No. 6
Mozart Exsultate, jubilate K. 165/158a

Photo: Kim Fox Photography