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To conclude the 2016/17 season, Rosenblatt Recitals welcomes Argentine operatic bass, Nahuel Di Pierro, former member of the Paris Opera Studio and the Salzburg Festival Young Singer Project. Di Pierro made his Royal Opera debut in 2012 and has performed with several of the most respected opera companies internationally, including the Opéra National de Paris and Deutsche Oper Berlin.
“Nahuel di Pierro’s Doctor was perfectly judged. It is hard to imagine this opera better cast.” The Telegraph
Born in Buenos Aires, Nahuel Di Pierro studied at the vocal department of Teatro Colón. A former member of the Paris Opera Studio and Salzburg Festival’s Young Singer Program, Di Pierro has performed at the Paris National Opera, the Royal Opera House, Zürich Opernhaus, Salzburg Festival, Berlin Deutsche Oper, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Glyndebourne Festival, Aix-en-Provence, Palau de les Arts in Valencia, and at concert halls in Amsterdam, Dessau, Luxembourg, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Baden-Baden, Geneva, Toulouse and Bordeaux.
Di Pierro’s diverse repertoire ranges from Monterverdi to Rameau, Mozart, Rossini, Bellini and Puccini and his signature roles include Sarastro from Die Zauberflöte, the title-role in Don Giovanni, Guglielmo from Cosí fan tutte, Figaro from Le Nozze di Figaro, Osmin from Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Basilio from Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Selim from Il Turco in Italia, Assur from Semiramide, Lord Sidney from Il Viaggio a Reims, Walter/Melchthal from Guillaume Tell, Ferrando from Il Trovatore, and Colline from La Bohème. He has sang alongside several notable soloists ensembles, including Orchestre National de France (Kurt Masur, James Conlon, Daniele Gatti), l’Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini (Riccardo Muti), l’Orchestre de Paris (Louis Langrée, Jérémie Rhorer, Bertrand de Billy), l’Ensemble Matheus (Jean-Christophe Spinosi), le Cercle de l’Harmonie (Jérémie Rhorer), le Concert d’Astrée (Emmanuelle Haïm), l’Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique (John Eliott Gardiner) and the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester (Mark Elder). Di Pierro also regularly performs in recital, with a focus on Art Song, Lied and Argentinean songs.
Alphonse Cemin studied in Paris with Jean Koerner, Jean-Fréderic Neuburger and Pierre-Laurent Aimard; he also studied Art Song and Lied Accompaniment with Ruben Lifschitz, Helmut Deutsch and Jeff Cohen. Committed to the prevalence of chamber music and song recitals, Cemin works in the main opera houses and festivals as both a Musical Assistant and Vocal Coach, including Aix-en-Provence Festival, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, and Opéra Comique in Paris.
Having collaborated with esteemed conductors, including George Benjamin, Marc Minkowski, Kent Nagano, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Franck Ollu, Cemin was inspired to make his conducting debut in Michael Levinas’ La Métamorphose at the Musica Festival in Strasbourg and Thomas Bordalejo’s Bureau 470 in Paris.
Cemin is the co-founder and leader of the ensemble Le Balcon and is also the Artistic Director of the Parisian concert season Les Lundis Musicaux de l'Athénée, a series dedicated to Art Song and Lied. He regularly appears in recital with soprano Julie Fuchs, with whom he has also made a Mahler and Debussy recording, Aparté. Other recordings include Schumann’s Myrthen cycle (B Records) with Lea Trommenschlager and Damien Pass, and a Grieg/Grøndahl/Strauss/Wolf record with Mari Eriksmoen (Alpha). Cemin regularly performs with Marianne Crebassa, Manuel Nuñez-Camelino, Rodrigo Ferreira, Nahuel Di Pierro, Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Sabine Devieilhe, Anna Stephany, Béatrice Uria-Monzon, Karine Deshayes and Inva Mula. As a member of various chamber music ensembles, he has played with Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Olivier Charlier, Fanny Clamagirand, as well as the Modigliani and Zaide quartets. Whilst performing with orchestras, Cemin has performed repertoire that includes Rachmaninov’s Paganini Variations and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.20, under the baton of Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös and David Robertson.