The musical director of Les Cris de Paris has designed for this occasion a beautiful programme around the birth of the Italian oratorio with Carissimi (Historia di Jephte) and Rossi (Oratorio per la settimana santa), its arrival in France through the intermediary of Charpentier (Denial of St. Peter). Alternating recitatives, airs and polyphonic chorales, these sacred dramas represent an ideal research situation in the company of young singers and instrumentalists.

For this Academy, are expected :
10 instrumentalists
 : 1 theorbo,1 harp, 1 organ, 1 harpsichord, 2 violins, 1 lirone; 2 violas da gamba; 1 violone
10 singers for the solo roles and for the chorus parts : 3 sopranos, 1 mezzo-soprano, 1 counter-tenor/contralto, 1 haute-contre/light tenor, 2 tenors, 1 baritone, 1 baritone-bass

Artists born after January 1989.

Auditions will take place from 15 to 19 October 2018. Training sessions will take place in Ambronay from 6 to 11 May 2019 (only for singers) and in the Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia in Italy from 24 June to 7 July 2019 with specialised coaches. A European tour will follow from 8 to 25 July 2019.

Deadline: 8 July 2018

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