PHOENICIA-The eighth season of the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice was announced on Monday and it’s set to celebrate all things French . The annual festival, featuring open-air concerts and world class talent, is scheduled to take place August 4-6 in the village of Phoenicia.
It will include tributes to French singers Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet, Yves Montand, and Jacques Brel as well as composer Jacques Offenbach for his celebrated cancan music.
According to organizers, this year’s star event will be the performance of the opera La Boheme, starring Metropolitan Opera singers John Osborn as Rodolfo, Lynette Tapia as Mimi, this year’s Grammy Award winner Lucas Meachem as Marcello, plus 22-year Met veteran Richard Bernstein. The production is staged and directed by Maria Todaro and conducted by maestro David Wroe.