by Jane Rosenstein
A unique presentation of six works from famous operas, D.I.V.A., produced by Manon Savary is playing at Théâtre Montparnasse in Paris. Those not familiar with opera, those who find opera boring and those who do not like opera are sure to like the way the five singers dressed in lavish, ornate customs present the operas in a unique way. Their costumes, gestures and magnificent voices make this performance very enjoyable. The works are from the operas of Mozart, Bizet, Puccini and Offenback.
It is the enthusiasm and talented voices combined with the quartet of string instruments that make the show interesting and enjoyable. There is never a dull moment.
The singers are:
- Flore Philis – soprano
- Marie Menand – mezzo soprano
- Alexandra Hewson- soprano
- Jazmin Black Grollemund – soprano
- Audrey Kessedjian – mezzo soprano
The musicians who played with enthusiasm are:
- Hughes Borsarello – 1st violin
- Alice Bourlier – 2nd violin
- Benachir Boukhatem – alto
- Barbara Le Liepvre- cello
D.I.V.A. is an enjoyable presentation that is very entertaining.