Another emotional weekend in Beaune!
Fifteen years ago, forced to make up for the defection of a maestro in
, Anne Blanchard, founder of the Festival, did what she knows how to do so well: the bet of youth, relying on Jérémie Rhorer as conductor opera.
It has since become the Mozartian that we know, from the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Aix-en-Provence.
This did not prevent him, last week, from returning to Burgundy, for the only opera by Mozart that we had not yet seen him tackle:
The Magic Flute
Oksana Lyniv is the first woman invited to conduct an opera at the Bayreuth festival
Certainly not in the courtyard of the Hospices due to the risk of thunderstorms, the reverberated acoustics of the Notre-Dame Basilica, a place of retreat, undoubtedly forcing him to adapt certain musical choices.
We fear repeating ourselves, but every time Rhorer conducts Mozart, we have the same feeling of obviousness in the logic of the tempos and the dramatic coherence.
Lively or meditative, tender or majestic, his
flows naturally, with an organic sense of
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