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Richard Plaza

"The terrible and unprecedented times we are going through have kept us apart", says Richard Plaza, founder and Artistic Director of L'INSTANT LYRIQUE, an initiative bringing music into the most unexpected corners of our world. "Culture and artists have proven, during this confined time, their essential role in our daily development."

Karine Deshayes et Antoine Palloc

Created in 2014, L'INSTANT LYRIQUE offers intimate vocal recitals, given by internationally renowned artists in unusual places: Elephant Paname in Paris, the Couvent des Minimes in Mane-en-Provence, the Chapel Saint-Christophe in Crans-Montana.

Elephant Paname Dome

On June 29th 2020, L'INSTANT LYRIQUE will give a unique concert to unveil its 2020/2021 season, in the historic parisian concert hall Elephant Paname - and live worldwide on YouTube.

Elephant Paname Galeries

Located in the heart of Paris, Elephant Paname is an art and dance centre where audiences can discover exhibitions, concerts, conferences, and shows.

Joyce El-Khoury et Antoine Palloc

Meet the artists who will take the stage and play works by Verdi, Paganini, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Straus and other major composers.

Kévin Amiel

Kevin Amiel, tenor

Kevin Amiel is one of the most prominent tenors of the younger generation. He was nominated in the category "Best new lyrical artist" at the French Victoires de la Musique 2020, and is the prizewinner of numerous singing competitions.

He was also a member of the Atelier Lyrique of the Paris National Opera from 2011 to 2014, debuting at that time on the main stage in the roles of Isepo (La Gioconda), Gastone (La Traviata), Ein Offizier (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Coryphée (Alceste) under the baton of Marc Minkowski.  

Yvan Cassar

Yvan Cassar, piano

Yvan Cassar is an atypical artist, moving from jazz to symphonic orchestra, from electronic music to world music.

He was the musical designer of major events, such as the opening of the Athletics World Championships in Athens in 1997 with the composer Vangelis or major musical shows of French artists such as Charles Aznavour, Claude Nougaro, Mylene Farmer, Johnny Hallyday.

Christian-Pierre La Marca

Christian-Pierre La Marca, cello

Thanks to his international concert appearances and his award-winning Sony Classical recordings, the "young cellist in ascension" (Diapason) Christian-Pierre La Marca is described as "a young man who already ranks among the masters of the cello" (La Croix). 

Chiara Skerath

Chiara Skerath, soprano

Praised for her “brilliant technique” and her “velvety timbre” (Opera Magazine), Swiss-Belgian lyric soprano Chiara Skerath recently made acclaimed debuts as Mélisande at the Opéra de Bordeaux and as Poppea at Opéra de Nantes, and appeared in multiple productions at the Opéra National de Paris.

Karine Deshayes

Karine Deshayes, mezzo

Regarded as one of the best mezzo-sopranos of her generation, Karine Deshayes began her career at Lyon National Opera Company, before being invited to perform on all major French stages.

She has been extremely successful at the Paris National Opera in Mozart roles (Cherubino, Dorabella, Donna Elvira), Rossini roles (Angelina, Rosina, Elena) but also as Poppea (Incoronazione di Poppea), Romeo (I Capuleti e I Montecchi), Charlotte (Werther) and Carmen.

Antoine Palloc

Antoine Palloc, piano

Antoine Palloc was born in Nice, where he studied with Catherine Collard. His most recent engagements have taken him to the opera houses of Berlin, Nice, Toulouse, Lyon, Strasbourg, San Francisco, Rio, as well as the Grand Théâtre de Genève and many more. 

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