Airs sérieux et à boire, volet 4


Airs sérieux et à boire, volet 4


Singers and musicians of Les Arts Florissants

Musical direction



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

Julien LEONARD, dessus de viole
Nicholas MILNE, viole de gambe
Joshua CHEATHAM, viole ténor
Myriam RIGNOL, basse de viole
Thomas DUNFORD, luth
Claire ANTONINI, luth
William CHRISTIE, clavecin

"William Christie and his ensemble masterfully recreate the musical atmosphere of the 17th century French court. (...) An extraordinary musical evening." La Nueva España
"Reflection, humor and emotion mark out an evening of originality and discovery." Resmusica

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 2022-23

London / United Kingdom
Wigmore Hall

  • Sunday, October 23 2022, 7.30pm
Season 2021-2022

Metz / France

  • Wednesday, December 1 2021, 8pm

Epernay / France
Le Salmanazar

  • Thursday, November 25 2021

Paris / France
Philharmonie de Paris / Cité de la Musique, Concert hall

  • Tuesday, November 23 2021, 8.30pm

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