After a summer packed with shining concert appearances, German soprano Nikola Hillebrand continues to thrive this month. After bringing her radiant performance of Strauss Lieder to Vienna’s Musikverein, followed by the angelic soprano part in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Reqiuem with the ONF in Paris. Now she returns once again to Paris and Versailles together with the dynamic energy of the period group Ensemble Pygmalion and their founder Raphael Pichon.
The soprano joins the renowned instrumentalists as part of their upcoming series “Temps et éternité” featuring selections of the most gripping, luminous, theatrical of Bach’s Cantatas. The programme forms part of a larger encompassing project entitled “Les Chemins de Bach”, which began already 3 years ago, and which will run until 2026, literally retracing the young composer’s own steps through Germany in Spring 2024.
Having previously collaborated with Pygmalion in Brahm’s Ein deutsches Requiem, Nikola Hillebrand was hailed for her “warm, soft voice and delicate, sustained and impressive understanding” as well as her “angelic resonance”*. This we look forward to experiencing once again, this time in the rich, yet intimate acoustic of the Philharmonie de Paris and then amid the grandeur of Versailles’ Chapelle Royale. Not to be missed!