Pianist Michel Dalberto and baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer will present an exceptional concert at the Dorfkirche, presented by Arosa Kultur and the Tschuggen Grand Hotel Presale at Arosa Tourism
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Franz Schubert, « the Winter Journey » (Die Winterreise) D 911, Op. 89
Song cycle for voice and piano, 24 songs by poet Wilhelm Müller.
Michel Dalberto was born in Paris into a non-musical family which has its roots in Dauphiné and Italian Piemonte. He began studying the piano at the age of three and a half. When he was twelve, he was introduced to Vlado Perlemuter, a favourite pupil of Alfred Cortot, and entered his class at the Paris Conservatoire in 1969 where he completed his studies over a period of nine years. He first came to prominence winning the Clara Haskil Prize in 1975. Three years later he won First Prize in the Leeds International Piano Competition.
Another influential figure in his musical development was Nikita Magaloff, with whom he has performed and recorded. Dalberto has been acknowledged as one of the foremost interpreters of Schubert and Mozart. Liszt, Debussy, Fauré, Schumann and Ravel are also among his favourite composers.
Edwin Crossley-Mercer is an outstanding baritone discovery in the young generation of French singers. He has already played in some of the most distinguished opera houses in Europe.
In the course of the 2012-2013 season he performed at the Grand Theatre de Genève in the world premier of the opéra JJR citoyen de Genève. He sang Figaro in Le Nozze de Figaro accompanied by the LA Philharmonic Orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. He also performed the roles of Dandini in La Cenerentola at the Opéra National du Rhin, Jupiter in Platée by J.P. Rameau at the Theater an der Wien, the Lincoln Center (New-York) and the Opera comique as the bass part in Messiah by Haendel, also at the Theater an der Wien (Vienna).
He debuted as Leporello in Don Giovanni at the Glyndebourne Festival 2014, was Pollux in the french baroque opera Castor et Pollux by Jean Philippe Rameau at the Theatre de Champs Elysées in Paris. In April-May 2015, he was Papageno in Robert Carsen’s production of The Magic Flute at the Opéra national de Paris. He debuted at the Baden Baden festival with the Berlin Philharmonic under the baton of Simon Rattle in La damnation de Faust. At the Matsumoto Seiji Ozawa summer festival in Japan, he was Claudio in a new production of Beatrice et Bénédict. 2015-2016 he shall be Eurymaque in Pénélope, a rarely performed opera by Gabriel Fauré at the opera du Rhin in Strasbourg. At the Paris Opera he was Brander in a new production of La damnation de Faust and debut at the Dallas Opera in March 2016 as Lescaut in Manon by Jules Massenet.
2016-17, he has performed with the Scottish national Orchestra under the baton of E. Krivine in l’Enfance du Christ by Berlioz and was Guglielmo at the Paris Opera Garnier in a new production of Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte.
He collaborates with pianists Michel Dalberto and Jason Paul Peterson and was invited at the “Aids Gala” benefit concert at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in November 2016.
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