[Program Six L’Esprit de Paris]

Program Six 
L’Esprit de Paris

As the first concert of Weekend Two discovers, the Boulanger sisters came from a distinguished musical family. A winner of the Prix de Rome himself, their father, Ernest Boulanger, was a composer of comic opera whose own father taught at the Conservatoire and whose mother, Marie-Julie Boulanger (née Halligner), was a mezzo-soprano who created roles in the Opéra-Comique’s world premieres of Daniel Auber’s L’ambassadrice, Gaetano Donizetti’s La fille du régiment and many more.

Presented as a performance with commentary, Program Six explores French music’s lighter side through vocal excerpts from operettas, comic operas and popular songs and chansons.


7 pm Performance

Rebecca Ringle Kamarei, mezzo-soprano
Tyler Duncan, baritone

Erika Switzer, piano
Bard Festival Chamber Players

Arias, songs, and piano works by François-Adrien Boieldieu (1775–1834), Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848), Ernest Boulanger (1815–1900), Raoul Pugno (1852–1914), Claude Debussy (1862–1918), Erik Satie (1866–1925), Maurice Ravel (1875–1937), Francis Poulenc (1899–1963), Marguerite Monnot (1903–61) and Mireille Hartuch (1906–96)

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