39th edition of the opera and classical music festival

The new edition of the Saint-Céré  Festival will take place between the 24th July and the 13th August 2019.

It will celebrate lyric art and opera for almost a month with over 15 000 spectators, 150 artists and 40 performances in some of the most emblematic sites of the Dordogne Valley, including the castles of Montal and Castelnau-Bretenoux.

Quatuor Ellipsos - America from North to South

>> Théâtre de l'Usine, Saint-Céré : Wednesday 24th July at 9pm 

The quatuor Ellipsos is considered to be the greatest saxophone quatuor of its generation with a repertoire ranging from Porgy and Bess, Adiós Nonino, Gospel, West Side Story to Cervantes' Cuban rhythms..

  • Saxophone, soprano : Paul-Fahti Lacombe
  • Saxophone, alto : Julien Bréchet
  • Saxophone, ténor : Sylvain Jarry
  • Saxophone, baryton : Nicolas Herrouët

La Vie parisienne - Jacques Offenbach

>> Théâtre de l'Usine, Saint-Céré : Sunday 28th July at 9pm, Wednesday 31st July at 9pm, Saturday 3rd August at 9pm, Tuesday 6th August at 9pm, Monday 12th August at 9pm 

The most famous of Offenbach's comic operas, adapted and transposed a century later in the 1960's. Innovative, fun and thouroughly enjoyable.

A Broadway evening

>> Church in Martel : Monday 29th July at 9pm  >> Château de Montal, Saint-Jean Lespinasse : Friday 2nd August at 9pm >> Château, Curemonte : Sunday 4th August at 9pm >> Abbey church, Les Junies : Monday 5th August at 9pm 

Over The Rainbow, I Feel Pretty, Singing in The Rain, West Side Story, New York New York... The best of American musicals with 3 singers full of energy Diane Higbee, Sarah Lazerges, Anandha Seethanen with the young pianist Gaspard Thomas.

Les pêcheurs de perles - Georges Bizet

>> Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux : Tuesday 30th July at 9.30pm, Sunday 4th August at 9.30pm, Friday 9th August at 9.30pm, Sunday 11th August at 9.30pm 

Two friends in love with the same woman :This simple theme allows Bizet to explore the meaning of love, friendship and loyalty as well as our deepest childhood fears.

Brahms, Schubert, Beethoven Trio with piano

>> Church, Loubressac : Wednesday 31st August at 9pm >> Abbey church, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne : Saturday 3rd August at 9pm >> Castle, Labastide Marnhac : Tuesday 6th August at 9pm >> Church, Saint Michel de Bannières: Monday 12th August at 9pm 

A beautiful summer encounter between Marie Kuchinsky (alto), Robin Defives (cello) et Gaspard Thomas (piano) playing Brahms, Schubert and Beethoven

Childhood dreams - Le Quintette à vents

>> Abbey church, Souillac : Thursday 1st August at 9pm >> Church, Catus : Saturday 3rd August at 9pm >> Château de Montal, Saint-Jean Lespinasse : Tuesday 6th August at 9pm >> Church, Gourdon : Monday 12th August at 9pm 

Le Quintette à vents (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn) explores childhood dreams, fears, laughters through the music of Moussorgski, Tchaïkovski, BizetBerio and Dukas .

Maria de Buenos Aires - Astor Piazzolla

>> Théâtre de l'Usine, Saint-Céré : Monday 5th August at 9pm, Tuesday 13th August at 9pm >> Cour de la Préfecture, Cahors : Saturday 10th August at 9pm

Born in Buenos Aires, Sandra Rumolino is the perfect choice to sing Maria de Buenos Aires by the great Astor Piazzolla - a repertoire from Argentina in a powerful combination of Tango, Jazz and classical music.

In Black and White - Claude Debussy

>> Théâtre de Cahors : Wednesday 7th August at 9pm  >> Théâtre de l'Usine, Saint-Céré : Thursday 8th August at 9pm 

Marimbas, vibraphones, xylophones... The five musicians of the Percussions Claviers de Lyon propose a new take on Debussy’s work that he originally composed for two pianos.

Requiem - Mozart

>> Château of Castelnau-Bretenoux : Wednesday 7th August at 9.30pm >> Cour de la Préfecture, Cahors : Thursday 8th August at 9pm

The Castle of Castelnau-Bretenoux welcomes the Requiem of Mozart, under the direction of Joël Suhubiette. This masterly work, dark and unfinished, will give all its dramatic scope in this unique concert venue.

Music from Argentina - Tres Luceros

>> Source Salmière, Miers-Alvignac : Friday 9th August at 9pm >> Château, Saint-Laurent-Les-Tours : Sunday 11th August at 9pm

Tres Luceros takes you on a poetic journey between Argentina, Italy, Andalusia, Algeria and Iran. Sandra Rumolino's unique voice along with Kevin Seddiki on guitar and percussion is a perfect blend of music from South America with jazz, classical music and oriental rhythms.

¡ YAPUNTO !

>> Place du Mercadial, Saint-Céré : Saturday 10th August at 9.30pm 

Sun, music and dance !  ¡YAPUNTO!  mixes 3 major cultures: Amerindian, Spanish and African in an uplifting and wonderful performance.