Soprano singer Erminie Blondel participated, on Friday July 30, in a Gala Lyrique at the Vichy Opera. This is unique place in France. A bulding with its “Art Nouveau” architecture which presents a decoration declined in a harmony of gold, ivory and yellow .
From 1901 to 1964, Vichy was the “summer capital of music”. Every renowned artist had to perform there. This “golden age” of the city was rediscovered at the Vichy Opera, on the occasion of a lyric and symphonic gala.
A three-part gala featured works from the French, German and Italian repertoires : La Traviata by Verdi, Roméo et Juliette by Gounod and Manon by Massenet.
“What is interesting is that above all we sing characters, all from pieces from major literary repertoires”Soprano Erminie Blondel at La Montagne newspaper
The singers were accompanied by 70 musicians from the Orchester national de Lyon.
Erminie Blondel wore two Julien Fournié Haute Couture dresses.
The second, from the First Bliss Haute Couture collection, is a backless mystery dress in chocking pink silk faille.