The cello quartet Cell’Opera released its first album “From Lully to Gershwin.” The album features a collection of arrangements of famous opera arias ranging from the Baroque period (Lully, Rameau and Gluck), via the Romantic epoch (Massenet, Verdi, Bizet) to the 20th century (Gershwin). This recording promises to please a wide audience with well-known tunes from Carmen (Bizet), La Traviata (Verdi), and the overture of the Barber of Seville (Rossini). The CD was recorded at the Studio Villa Guynemer. Most of the arrangements were made by Aurelien Sabouret.
Founded in 2011 by four young cellists from the Paris National Opera Orchestra (Aurélien Sabouret, Tatjana Uhde, Clara Strauss and Jérémy Bourré), the quartet offers an original approach to chamber music. It does so in form of novel arrangements of a vast repertory, containing opera arias, baroque and romantic pieces, tangos, and jazz standards, etc. Last season the quartet appeared at venues such as the Amphitheater of the Bastille Opéra, the “Grande Scène du Chesnay” and the theater “La Garenne-Colombes” .