Offenbach colorature

Concert Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie
Fri 13 December 2019
Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Bruxelles
Although the technical vocal feats of the Doll, Olympia, in Les Contes d’Hoffmann or those of Eurydice in Orphée aux Enfers are incredibly well known, few people are aware that many other works by Offenbach contain virtuoso roles which provide a varied overview of the vocal skills of the nineteenth-century ‘coloratura soprano’. Jodie Devos, accompanied by the Ensemble Contraste, tackles these challenges brilliantly, transforming them into spectacular expressions of the Romantic soul.
Jodie Devos soprano
Arnaud Thorette viola
Antoine Pierlot cello
Jean-Luc Votano clarinet
Johan Farjot piano, arrangements
Airs et piéces instrumentales tirés d’opérettes d’Offenbach
Production Palazzetto Bru Zane
In collaboration with Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Bruxelles