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Time for some spaghetti notes in delhi

Time for some spaghetti notes in delhi
With an attempt to spread and teach love, an opera Les chemins de l’amour [Paths of love], will see two opera singers Sylvia Sass and Thierry Pillon accompanied by pianist Balázs Fülei take the stage for a performance today. Sass and Pillon will be singing while Balázs Fülei will be on the piano.

They would together perform love songs, religious songs, opera arias and oratorios composed by Reynaldo Hahn, Stefano Donaudy, Gaetano Dinizetti, Camille Saint-Seans, Paolo Tosti, Claude Debussy, Pietro Mascagni and other masters.

Sass, a Hungarian singer, started singing when she was 14 years old and for her, music is a language which goes far beyond words.

‘Music has its own language, it can express emotions far more than words do. I have already written three books but I still feel it is incomplete without music,’ said Sass.

So what plans for Delhi? ‘Well, this is my first ever performance in India. I have read about India in books but this time I am excited to have a hands-on experience. I have seen the Taj Mahal and own several saris too,’ quips the singer.

How does she prepare for her performance? ‘Preparation is always done throughout. I start a day ahead to gear up for a performance. It is like meditation. We have to keep singing at regular intervals throughout the day. What you eat is also important.  for me spaghetti works great. The whole idea here is to exercise your throat muscles and at the same time relax so that one can clearly think of the ideas,’ added the singer.

Some of the songs which she will be performing along with Thierry Pillon will be Gia il sole dal Gange by Alessandro Scarlatti, Jerusaleum by Felix Mendelssohn, A Chloris by Hahn, among other compositions.

Frenchman Pillion plays myriad roles. He is an actor, a stage director and also a singer.

‘My involvement with Macbeth [play] made me see the deep dark feelings,’ said the actor-singer who encountered Sylvia to perform on the stage.

What does he enjoy doing the most? ‘All are equally important for me,’ said Pillion.

‘I have been singing since I was four and I do not want to choose any one discipline over the other,’ added the singer.   

Along with the singers, Balázs Fülei, a Hungarian  pianist who would accompany them in their performance is a young artist.

‘Although I do not come from a musical family but my parents instilled the art through school,’ said the 27- year-old.

‘Since I am a performer, I don’t compose but play both classical and contemporary. I would also be playing some solos at the concert,’ said Fülei.


At: India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg
When: 25 September
Timings: 6.30 pm onwards
Phone: 24619431
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