Montpellier Opéra Comédie
After several years of residency at Metz Arsenal, Orfeo 55 is, since September 2017 and until 2020, in residency at Montpellier Opera.
Nathalie Stutzmann: “Orfeo 55 performed for the first time at the Opéra Comédie in Montpellier in May 2016 and we felt an immediate and obvious complicity with the beauty of the place, the quality of the acoustics, the warm welcome we received from the audience and the enthusiasm of the management. All of this naturally led us to think about closer collaboration, and it’s with great joy that I accepted the invitation of a Residency from the General Manager of the establishment Mrs. Valérie Chevalier to install the orchestra for the next three years at the Opera. My musicians and I are delighted to integrate the musical life of this historic house and its magnificent region in order to promote the personality, the specificities, the identity of Orfeo 55 and to transmit our love of music. It is also the first time that Orfeo 55 will be in Residency in an opera since its creation in 2009, which opens new horizons. A stage production is already under discussion.”
The orchestra will give an average of four major meetings focused on the voice in the presence of Nathalie Stutzmann each season: mainly new programs designed in connection with the discographic projects and fed with musicological research around ancient repertoires.
Transmission and education are also at the heart of the residency, with the development of a partnership with the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional and the organization of meetings with schoolchildren, mediations with the public and masterclasses.