The Orchestre Les Métamorphoses operates on the principle of a pool of fifty musicians chosen for their individual technical and musical abilities. Its musicians privilege historically informed performance of baroque and classical works on modern instruments, as well as 20th century composers. In the spirit of Nikolaus Harnoncourt's writings, this young and brilliant orchestra is able to cover a vast repertoire varying from Dittersdorf's Metamorphoses to those of Richard Strauss or Walter Braunfels.
Upon its debut in January 2018, the orchestra immediately made a name for itself with performances of Mozart's The Magic Flute. The press also highlighted its involvement in a Fin-de-Siècle Vienna program with vocal and symphonic works by Gustav Mahler, Franz Schreker and Alexander von Zemlinsky. This program was acclaimed at the Clermont-Ferrand Opera House and the Chaise-Dieu Festival in 2018 with Korean baritone Jiwon Song, First Prize winner of the 25th International Singing Competition of Clermont-Ferrand, and has also been performed in Strasbourg and other French cities.
For its 2021/22 season, the orchestra will perform more than 40 concerts representative of its diversity, such as Bach’s Wedding Cantatas, Mozart and Boccherini, music of composers banned by Nazism a.o., in various festivals and theaters: La Folle Journée de Nantes, the Festival of La Chaise-Dieu (Auvergne), the Reims Opera House, the Théâtre des Sablons (Neuilly-sur-Seine), the Opéra-Théâtre de Clermont-Ferrand, etc. and in the framework of a European Tour (Vilnius, Riga, Bayreuth, Bonn, Vienna, Prag, Terezin, Brussels).
Amaury du Closel
wITH OPÉra nomade
Lucia di Lammermoor, G. Donizetti
Wednesday 13, thursday 14, saturday 16 october 2021 | Opéra-Théâtre de Clermont-Ferrand
Tuesday 19 october 2021 | Le Beffroi, Montrouge
Tuesday 23 november 2021 | Théâtre de Poissy
Thursday 25 november 2021 | Le Splendid, Saint-Quentin - Aisne
Tuesday 30 november 2021 | Théâtre Municipal, Abbeville
Les Noces de Figaro, W. A. Mozart
Saturday 22 january 2022 | Théâtre Municipal, Abbeville
Saturday 29 january 2022 | TEC - Théâtre Coluche, Plaisir
Sunday 6 february 2022 | Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan
Wednesday 13, thursday 14 et saturday 16 avril 2022 | Opéra-Théâtre de Clermont-Ferrand
Thursday 12 may 2022 | Théâtre Jean Vilar, Saint-Quentin, Aisne
Tuesday 17 may 2022 | Théâtre en Dracénie, Draguignan
Thursday 19 may 2022 | Aggloscènes, Fréjus
"The Metamorphoses Orchestra makes us forget its limited numbers by an undeniable sound splendor..."