"de Negri infused passion with sophistication. With dramatic gestures of baroque formality, she recreated the evocative, sophisticated elegance of the baroque period transformed into the romantics’ enchantment with an imagined past."
-The Washington Post, November 1, 2012, read the full review at washingtonpost.com
"de Negri's voice... a clear-toned, bright, agile instrument with verve and energy.... her attention to the texts and charming, often funny vocal characterizations brought this music to life."
-Ionarts, November 1, 2012, read the full review at ionarts.blogspot.com
Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Friday, November 2, 2012, 8:00 p.m., Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Tickets: $50/$35; students $25
This evening of music features the brilliant French soprano Emmanuelle de Negri, whose recent appearances in Les Arts Florissant’s performances of Atys and The Fairy Queen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music were lauded by the New York Times: “Among the singers, the standouts were Emmanuelle de Negri, who gave a magnificently dark-hued, impassioned” performance. Our chamber program features music by Sébastien le Camus, Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Clérambault, Duparc, Fauré and Debussy, evoking the mythical island of Cythère made famous by the painter Watteau in the early 18th century and reflected upon by the poetry of Baudelaire (L’Invitation au Voyage) and his musical contemporaries in the late 19th century.