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Airs sérieux et à boire, volet 4


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Airs sérieux et à boire, volet 4


Ensemble

Singers and musicians of Les Arts Florissants

Musical direction

William CHRISTIE


Cast

Emmanuelle DE NEGRI, dessus
Cyril AUVITY, haute-contre
Marc MAUILLON, basse-taille
Lisandro ABADIE, bass

Julien LEONARD, dessus de viole
Nick MILNE, viole ténor
Joshua CHEATHAM, viole ténor
Myriam RIGNOL, basse de viole
Thomas DUNFORD, luth
Claire ANTONINI, luth


"William Christie and his ensemble masterfully recreate the musical atmosphere of the 17th century French court. (...) An extraordinary musical evening." La Nueva España

If there is one repertoire that Les Arts Florissants was among the first to rediscover, it is the French court aria. Since 2015, William Christie has undertaken to revisit this musical genre, alongside some of the most prominent singers and instrumentalists on the French Baroque scene.

After three initial concerts, whose recordings for harmonia mundi ("Bien que l'amour", "Si vous vouliez un jour" and "N'espérez plus, mes yeux") were warmly received, Les Arts Florissants presents a new program dedicated to ballet at the court of Louis XIII, and particularly to the composer Pierre Guédron. These court ballets, true portraits of a "musician king" which sometimes had a political significance, have come down to us in the form of books of polyphonic arias, with instrumental music and dance mixed in.

Previous dates

Season 2021-2022
  • Tuesday, November 23 2021, 8.30pm

Epernay / France
Le Salmanazar

  • Thursday, November 25 2021

London / United Kingdom
Wigmore Hall

  • Tuesday, November 30 2021, POSTPONED

Metz / France
Arsenal

  • Wednesday, December 1 2021, 8pm

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