French opera experts Opera Lafayette return to FIAF with a spectacular cabaret starring beloved French tenor Jean-Paul Fouchécourt.
Universally acknowledged as one of the foremost interpreters of the French baroque repertoire, Fouchécourt invites you to journey with him through the music of the 17th and 20th centuries as he reprises some of his favorite roles. Accompanied by a magician, the masterful showman transforms into the characters he made famous at breakneck speed.
There will be a pre-performance talk at 6:30pm with Ryan Brown, Conductor & Artistic Director of Opera Lafayette
and Jean Lacornerie, Stage Director.
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, tenor
Jamal Moqadem, piano
Ryan Brown, violin
Daniel Swenberg, theorbo
Jean Lacornerie, stage director
Thierry Collet, creator of magic
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Opera Lafayette is an American period instrument ensemble focused on the French 18th-century opera repertoire and its precursors, influences, and artistic legacy.
Founded in 1995 in Washington, DC, by Conductor and Artistic Director Ryan Brown, Opera Lafayette has earned critical acclaim for its performances and recordings. Their season includes performances at major venues in Washington DC, and New York City. At the invitation of Château de Versailles Spectacles, Opera Lafayette made its international debut at the Opéra Royal in 2012. They returned to Versailles for five sold-out performances of it's French Così, no project in 2014.
Opera Lafayette works to make opera accessible to the general public, families, young people, and underserved audiences through educational and outreach programs, and select low-cost performances.
Season Sponsors: American Society of the French Legion of Honor,Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Engie, FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), Florence Gould Foundation, Hermés Foundation within the framework of the New Settings program, Howard Gilman Foundation, Institut français, JCDecaux, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Office de Tourisme de Boulogne-Billancourt, and Pommery.