Talk and exhibition at the Château de Montivert, Le Vieil Baugé

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On 19 July at 5pm, the association “Connaissance du Baugeois” is organising a talk on Schbert by François Hudry. This will be an introduction to the Schubertiade which is part of Opéra de Baugé’s 2019 season. After the talk it will be possible to participate in the private view of paintings by François Hudry and sculptures by Martine Vaugel.

The exhibition of the works of François Hudry et Martine Vaugel will also be open to the public on 20/21 July from 2-7pm.

Entry is free.

Young persons’ opera tickets

We have reserved a limited number of seats available at a reduced price to people under 26 years of age on 1st January 2019 (date of birth from 1st January 1993). The ticket price 25 €.

Orders for young persons’ seats should be sent by email to After we confirm availabliity and make a provisional reservation, payment is to be made by cheque or bank transfer.

Upon receipt of payment we will issue an order confirmation stating the seat numbers. Tickets will be able to be collected from our reception on performance night against presentation of documentary evidence of identity and age.

Nandor Szederkényi, new leader at Opéra de Baugé

nandor szederkenyiWe are delighted to welcome Nandor Szederkényi as our new concert master. He began his artistic career in Budapest, where he won first prize at the Szigeti International Violin Competition 1979 and the national Hubay prize. He has performed as a soloist in Germany, Belgium, Italy and France. As winner of the CBC National Radio Auditions, he spent a successful period in Canada after which he became concert master of Century Orchestra Osaka, Japan.

His recordings include many newly discovered works by various composers, such as the Trio “Le Londres” by Ysaÿe with soloists of the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, as well as transcriptions and recordings of orchestral and keyboard masterpieces for violin/harp duo or violin solo.

Here is a link to his recording of his own transcription of J.S. Bach’s Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue.

Third international conducting course and competition

winners 2018

Winners in 2018 with the members of the jury

Opéra de Baugé will hold its third international conducting course and competition from Friday 26th July to Wednesday 31st July. We will welcome Konstantinos Diminakis once again to direct the course.

The course will culminate in a concert on 31st August when the chosen finalists will conduct the orchestra in set pieces. The following prizes will be awarded – expert jury, orchestra and public. Prizes will be in the form of trophies inscribed with the name of each prize.

We will announce very shortly the repertoire for the course as well as more complete details including the price of participation and the process of selection.

fernanda lastra jury prize winner 2018

Fernanda Lastra, winner of the jury prize 2018, with Kostas Diminakis and John Andrews

If you would like to be kept advised of the details of this course, please register your email address below: