Dolce Vita concert

Marie-Helene Cussac concert bel canto saint-flour 2022Here we are, August is here already and so is our annual meeting in Saint-Flour (Cantal). This year however, it will be able to “see” each other again, yes! No specific C* restrictions and the freedom to catch-up. That feels good.

When choosing the theme of this year’s concert, I was – as always – reflecting on the past year and what had come round the corner. While we could feel better re Covid, the war in Ukraine broke out, as if one wasn’t left with a moment to breathe. Yet I thought of life, the precious little pleasures of our daily routines. And I wished to say, yes, life is – also – beautiful. So “dolce vita” popped up in my mind and I immediately decided that that would be it for our 2022 concert at home.

For Fellini’s fans knowing the 1960 Dolce Vita movie, sure the image people bare in mind today is quite at odds with the dark underlying background of the movie. “Dolce vita” today calls for images of sun, sea, farniente, friendship and love, enjoying l-i-f-e. Which is the message I wished to share this year.

Musically, I also felt like going back to bel canto.  So welcome back to some Puccini, Catalani, i tutti 🙂 The Italian language will be “à l’honneur”.

See you then on August 9th, at 8:30pm in our St-Flour cathedral for a lovely catch-up. Andiamo!

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