Spring Recital – Entre l’amour et la mort (between love and death)

Audrey Saint-Gil, music director and pianist

March 8–10, 2022

Just added to our season!

Enter the world of Hector Berlioz, the 19th century French Romantic composer and conductor. Enjoy selected excerpts from Benvenuto Cellini, Lelio, Béatrice et Bénédict, L’enfance du Christ, Les Troyens and more, with pianist Audrey Saint-Gil and several Resident Artists. Want to learn more about Berlioz? Check out this NPR interview with Berlioz expert David Cairns.

Presented in French with English supertitles


  • Tuesday 3/8: Chelsea Laggan, Renée Richardson, Sahel Salam, Griffen Hogan Tracy
  • Thursday 3/10: Chelsea Laggan, Renée Richardson, Sahel Salam, Eric Delagrange

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PROGRAM (in order of appearance)

Benvenuto Cellini (1837)



Lélio (1831)

Chanson du pêcheur


Béatrice et Bénédict (1862)

Dúo nocturne


L’enfance du Christ (1854)

Songe d’Hérode


Benvenuto Cellini

Air de Teresa “les belles fleurs”

Duet « ô ma Teresa »


Béatrice et Bénédict (1862)

Le vin de Syracuse



Chant du bonheur


Les troyens (1858)

Dúo: “Nuit d’ivresse et d’extase infinie”


La mort d’Ophélie (1842)




Froid de la mort


Meet the Artists