The Orchestre Les Métamorphoses operates on the principle of a pool of fifty musicians chosen for their individual technical and musical abilities. Its musicians privilege historically informed performance of baroque and classical works on modern instruments, as well as 20th century composers. In the spirit of Nikolaus Harnoncourt's writings, this young and brilliant orchestra is able to cover a vast repertoire varying from Dittersdorf's Metamorphoses to those of Richard Strauss or Walter Braunfels.
Upon its debut in January 2018, the orchestra immediately made a name for itself with performances of Mozart's The Magic Flute. The press also highlighted its involvement in a Fin-de-Siècle Vienna program with vocal and symphonic works by Gustav Mahler, Franz Schreker and Alexander von Zemlinsky. This program was acclaimed at the Clermont-Ferrand Opera House and the Chaise-Dieu Festival in 2018 with Korean baritone Jiwon Song, First Prize winner of the 25th International Singing Competition of Clermont-Ferrand, and has also been performed in Strasbourg and other French cities.
For its 2021/22 season, the orchestra will perform more than 40 concerts representative of its diversity, such as Bach’s Wedding Cantatas, Mozart and Boccherini, music of composers banned by Nazism a.o., in various festivals and theaters: La Folle Journée de Nantes, the Festival of La Chaise-Dieu (Auvergne), the Reims Opera House, the Théâtre des Sablons (Neuilly-sur-Seine), the Opéra-Théâtre de Clermont-Ferrand, etc. and in the framework of a European Tour (Vilnius, Riga, Bayreuth, Bonn, Vienna, Prag, Terezin, Brussels).
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La Traviata, G. Verdi
Friday 20 January & Sunday 22 janvier 2023 | Opéra-Théâtre de Clermont-Ferrand (63)
Thursday 2 February 2023 | Théâtre des Sablons - Neuilly sur Seine (92)
Saturday 4 February 2023 | Théâtre de Poissy (78)
Wednesday 8 February | Théâtre Jean Vilar - Saint-Quentin (02)
Friday 10 & Saturday 11 February 2023 | Théâtre Montansier - Versailles (78)
Sunday 26 February 2023 | Théâtre Olympia - Arcachon (33)
Sunday 12 March 2023 | L'Archipel - Perpignan (66)
Saturday 18 March 2023 | Théâtre Coluche - Plaisir (78)
Sunday 26 March 2023 | Théâtre La Colonne - Miramas (13)
Mardi 4 April 2023 | Le Beffroi - Montrouge (92)
Vendredi 7 April 2023 | Théâtre d'Abbeville (80)
The Marriage of Figaro, W. A. Mozart
Saturday 22 January 2022 | Théâtre Municipal, Abbeville
Saturday 29 january 2022 | TEC - Théâtre Coluche, Plaisir
Sunday 6 february 2022 | Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan
Wednesday 13, thursday 14 et saturday 16 avril 2022 | Opéra-Théâtre de Clermont-Ferrand
Thursday 12 may 2022 | Théâtre Jean Vilar, Saint-Quentin, Aisne
Tuesday 17 may 2022 | Théâtre en Dracénie, Draguignan
Thursday 19 may 2022 | Aggloscènes, Fréjus
"The Metamorphoses Orchestra makes us forget its limited numbers by an undeniable sound splendor..."