Cecile Byrne, unexpected and breathtaking

Cecile Byrne, unexpected and breathtaking

serious – At the Opéra de Bordeaux, the Irish singer replaced the ailing Korean Karah Son at short notice. A sensational vocal and a beautiful performance after two hours of rehearsal.

Special Envoy at Bordeaux

More than the concert, the opera is a place of all the unexpected. We had planned to go to the third performance of Madam ButterflyPuccini’s, first lyric The new director of the Bordeaux Opera, Emmanuel Hondre. What will director Yoshi Oida’s look be, conductor Paul Daniel’s musical vision, and will the delivery be monotonous?

The questions we ask ourselves when approaching a new show are completely overshadowed by the news of the day: Alas, Korean soprano Kara Sun, the interpreter of the title role, announces this morning that she will not be here this evening. Here is hunting for a rare bird. 32-year-old Irish singer Celine Byrne is at home in the Republic of Ireland, knows the role and can arrive in Bordeaux at 3pm. Frequently asked question: Will she sing on the side of the stage, and will the titular who knows staging mimic the role?…

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