The Amarillis ensemble performs every year in France and abroad in emblematic places : Champs Elysée Theater, Royal Opera of Versailles, Lille Opera, Montpellier, Dijon, Festival d’Ambronay, Festival of Saintes, from Sablé-sur-Sarthe ; international tours in India, in Latin America, in Canada, in China, in Europe (Germany, Spain, Belgium, Italy…). Héloïse Gaillard regularly accompanies these dates of cultural events, fun and educational workshops, conferences, of stage edges…


16/04/2021

POSTPONED – TOUR IN CANADA

MELODIES IN MIND

Amarillis (4 musicians)

Toronto – Ottawa – Montréal

Give to hear a melody without words in its most intimate expression, this is Handel's challenge to us, this man with a universal mind, passionate about painting and who knew how to translate into music the whole range of human feelings. These melodies, so suggestive, enter into us, enchant us and leave us no respite.
This program, object of the last Amarillis record, that we have chosen to design around the genre of the trio sonata, was born out of a commission from the Philharmonie de Paris. Sonatas in trio, will be compared with two imaginary Suites in the spirit of the dance suite.


23/04/2021

POSTPONED – TOUR IN CHINA

MELODIES IN MIND

Amarillis (4 musicians)

Guangzhou – Chengdu – Shanghai

Give to hear a melody without words in its most intimate expression, this is Handel's challenge to us, this man with a universal mind, passionate about painting and who knew how to translate into music the whole range of human feelings. These melodies, so suggestive, enter into us, enchant us and leave us no respite.
This program, object of the last Amarillis record, that we have chosen to design around the genre of the trio sonata, was born out of a commission from the Philharmonie de Paris. Sonatas in trio, will be compared with two imaginary Suites in the spirit of the dance suite.


20/05/2021

Zug Theater, Suisse
ÉCLATS DE FOLIE with Stéphanie d´Oustrac

Amarillis (11 musicians) and Stéphanie d´Oustrac (mezzo soprano)

After playing alongside Amarillis, Medea, Dido as well as Mary, Stéphanie metamorphoses this time to become this iconic figure of the Baroque era: la Folie, who is embodied in the guise of a character with a thousand facets, excessive as much as extravagant, crossed by the diversity of human passions.


23/05/2021

TOUR IN RUSSIA
ÉCLATS DE FOLIE with Stéphanie d´Oustrac

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Amarillis (11 musicians) and Stéphanie d´Oustrac (mezzo soprano)

After playing alongside Amarillis, Medea, Dido as well as Mary, Stéphanie metamorphoses this time to become this iconic figure of the Baroque era: la Folie, who is embodied in the guise of a character with a thousand facets, excessive as much as extravagant, crossed by the diversity of human passions.


18/06/2021

Royal Abbey of Fontevraud
VENETIAN JUBILATION

Amarillis, artistic direction Héloïse Gaillard (8 musicians) & Mastery of Pays de la Loire, guest choir director, Mariana delgadillo (22 masters)

The Amarillis ensemble and the Maîtrise des Pays de la Loire have chosen, for their first collaboration, to celebrate joy and jubilation in the company of two illustrious Venetian masters of the Baroque period : Antonio Caldara and Antonio Vivaldi.


22/06/2021

Dome Theater, Saumur
TAFELMUSIK

Amarillis (9 musicians), Heloïse Gaillard (artistic direction, conception), Eric Soyer (scenography), Heloïse Gaillard & Tami Troman (staging), Sabine Novel (choreographic look), Jean-Pierre Michel (light creation), Elisabeth Cerqueira (costume creation and production).

Tafelmusik, the new creation of the Amarillis ensemble imagined by Héloïse Gaillard, offers us listening to the music of Georg Philipp Telemann and Michel-Richard Delalande played by 9 musicians no longer as part of a concert but in the form of tableaux vivants.


20/07/2021

Marson Castle, Rou Marson
BAL BAROQUE

Amarillis offers a grand baroque ball, hosted by choreographer and dancer Bruno Benne in the company of 5 musicians and invites spectators to dance and rediscover the world of baroque music.

Castle website : http://chateau-de-marson.com/


29/08/2021

Cunault Musical Hours Festival
VENETIAN JUBILATION

Amarillis, artistic direction Héloïse Gaillard (8 musicians) & Mastery of Pays de la Loire, guest choir director, Mariana delgadillo (22 masters)

The Amarillis ensemble and the Maîtrise des Pays de la Loire have chosen, for their first collaboration, to celebrate joy and jubilation in the company of two illustrious Venetian masters of the Baroque period : Antonio Caldara and Antonio Vivaldi.


26/03/2022

Magdeburg Festival – Telemann festive days, Germany
TAFELMUSIK

Amarillis (9 musicians), Heloïse Gaillard (artistic direction, conception), Eric Soyer (scenography), Heloïse Gaillard & Tami Troman (staging), Sabine Novel (choreographic look), Jean-Pierre Michel (light creation), Elisabeth Cerqueira (costume creation and production).

Tafelmusik, the new creation of the Amarillis ensemble imagined by Héloïse Gaillard, offers us listening to the music of Georg Philipp Telemann and Michel-Richard Delalande played by 9 musicians no longer as part of a concert but in the form of tableaux vivants.


01/06/2022

Grand Avignon Opera House
SPARKS OF MADNESS

Amarillis (11 musicians) and Stéphanie d´Oustrac (mezzo soprano)

After playing alongside Amarillis, Medea, Dido as well as Mary, Stéphanie metamorphoses this time to become this iconic figure of the Baroque era: la Folie, who is embodied in the guise of a character with a thousand facets, excessive as much as extravagant, crossed by the diversity of human passions.


03/06/2022

Metz Arsenal
SPARKS OF MADNESS

Amarillis (11 musicians) and Stéphanie d´Oustrac (mezzo soprano)

After playing alongside Amarillis, Medea, Dido as well as Mary, Stéphanie metamorphoses this time to become this iconic figure of the Baroque era: la Folie, who is embodied in the guise of a character with a thousand facets, excessive as much as extravagant, crossed by the diversity of human passions.


05/06/2022

Fugue at the Opera
SPARKS OF MADNESS

Amarillis (11 musicians) and Stéphanie d´Oustrac (mezzo soprano)

After playing alongside Amarillis, Medea, Dido as well as Mary, Stéphanie metamorphoses this time to become this iconic figure of the Baroque era: la Folie, who is embodied in the guise of a character with a thousand facets, excessive as much as extravagant, crossed by the diversity of human passions.


02/07/2022

Froville Festival
MAGICIAN FLAMES

Amarillis (17 musicians) and soprano Patricia Petibon

=> See the organizer's website

Patricia Petibon, the famous French soprano, partner of the Amarillis ensemble for many years, brings back to life the time of a program of heroines who are deeply endearing but also guilty in their actions. Crimes and hexes, in the 17th and 18th centuries, are often associated in the dramaturgy. So, Medea, mythical and complex character, multifaceted, loving and passionate, is also cruel and vengeful when human beings, and first of all her lover Jason, turn away from her and betray her.
We find Circe, another figure of magician and lover rejected in theMetamorphosisby the Latin poet Ovide set to music by Jean-Marie Leclair and his librettist, un certain Albaret, who take hold of the subject by 1746 and compose a masterpiece.
Finally Amarillis honors a composer who is dear to him, Jean-Philippe Rameau, who never ceases to set to music characters in love torn by passion, grappling with the emotions and torments of their hearts.
Without forgetting that some dances, such as chaconne, demons tunes, gavotte and other rigaudons, will stir up the fiery spirits of these magicians with tender and passionate hearts.