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.
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.
Jane Rosenstein is a U.S. citizen living in Paris, France. She is a professional translator/interpreter. She is the owner of The International Connection which does international marketing consultation including sales of wine, interpretation, and translation. She enjoys the cultural life that living in Paris offers and has talents in organizing events. She speaks English, French, and Spanish.
She has a B.S. degree in mathematics from University of Pittsburgh and an M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.