Concerts and performances at the Amphithéâtre
Benjamin Britten Canticles

Britten composed these five sublime canticles throughout his career, from 1947 to 1974. They each call for a different vocal and instrumental ensemble, and are sometimes inspired by the Bible or by a poet dear to Britten like Edith Sitwell or T. S. Eliot. All are infused with deeply-moving religious inspiration and focus on the voice of a tenor: Peter Pears who first performed them, and at the Amphitheatre, Cyrille Dubois, a born performer of Britten. He is accompanied by pianist Anne Le Bozec, counter-tenor Xavier Sabata, baritone Stéphane Degout, harpist Emmanuel Ceysson and horn player Vladimir Dubois for an evening of intense spirituality.

Benjamin Britten Cantique I, op. 40 : My Beloved is Mine
Cantique II, op. 52 : Abraham and Isaac
Cantique III, op. 55 : Still Falls the Rain
Cantique IV, op. 86 : Journey of the Magi
Cantique V, op. 89 : The Death of Saint Narcissus
Works for piano and harp

Cyrille Dubois Tenor
Xavier Sabata Counter-tenor
Stéphane Degout Baritone
Anne Le Bozec Piano
Emmanuel Ceysson Harp
Vladimir Dubois Horn


Amphithéâtre - First performance on 17 January 2015 - 8:00PM

BSaturday 17 January 2015 - 20:00
BSunday 18 January 2015 - 20:00

Ticket rates : 25€