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Recipes of Love


Recipes of Love


Les Arts Florissants


William CHRISTIE, clavecin

Lea DESANDRE, mezzo-soprano
Thomas DUNFORD, luth

« (…) the mezzo-soprano has found an original, interesting and changing repertoire, far from clichés and famous fragments.» ÓPERA ACTUAL

« Desandre displayed an extremely beautiful and polished voice, which, even without an overflowing power in the emission, makes vibrate a satiny body.» ÓPERA ACTUAL


Some friendships transcend generations: this is the case of the musical and human connection that unites William Christie with Lea Desandre and Thomas Dunford. If one revealed the other two to the great public, and if many years apart, all three share a common taste for music made of audacity, brio, fantasy – and above all, passion.

It is thus in the intimacy of a family of music and heart that this unusual program invites us, reflecting these three unique personalities. Shattering the barriers between styles and eras, these Recipes of Love blend baroque arias, melodies and excerpts from operettas – from Marc Marc-Antoine Charpentier to Jacques Offenbach, via Reynaldo Hahn and Michel Lambert – with a common thread: the French language so dear to this cosmopolitan trio. A savory and cheerful menu!


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Previous dates

Season 2022-23

Bauges / France
Festival Musique et Nature

  • Saturday, July 23 2022, 8.30pm

Mézidon Vallée d'Auge / France
Château de Canon

  • Tuesday, July 26 2022, 7.30pm, Les Promenades Musicales du Pays d'Auge
  • Wednesday, August 3 2022, 8pm

Katonah, NY / United States
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

  • Friday, August 5 2022, 8pm, Caramoor Festival

Varengeville-sur-Mer / France
Musée Michel Ciry

  • Sunday, August 7 2022, 8.30pm

Cordalet / France
Abbaye Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa

  • Tuesday, August 9 2022, 7.30pm, Festival de Prades Pablo Casals
  • Wednesday, August 10 2022, 8.30pm, Festival de Torroella de Montgrí
  • Thursday, August 11 2022, 10pm, Festival de Pollença

Rocamadour / France
Vallée de l'Alzou

  • Thursday, August 18 2022, 8.30pm, Festival de Rocamadour
  • Monday, August 22 2022, 8.30pm, Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie

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